Bachelorâs degree and 5 years of related experience. Possession of a valid U.S. Driver's License.
Experience working with graduate students, both domestic and international, in a higher education setting. Experience with international credential evaluations. Experience with data operations and admissions processes in a supervisory role. Experience with international recruitment travel. Masterâs degree in related discipline.
The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions to manage daily graduate admissions operations. Reporting through the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of Admissions fulfills Iowa Stateâs land grant mission by attracting, recruiting, orienting, and enrolling a diverse group of new undergraduate students to meet the universityâs enrollment targets.
This position supports graduate enrollment at Iowa State by leading the central university graduate admissions process, including: leading a team of 2-3 graduate admissions processing staff in reviewing all graduate applications and documents, both domestic and international, and processing admission decisions received from graduate programs; collaborating with the Graduate College and graduate programs to improve the applicant experience and ensure timely processing of applications and documents; serving as front-line customer service to graduate applicants, providing guidance on application completion and document submission; serving as the main point-of-contact for graduate programs, providing updates on individual students and the larger process and timeline, and solving any issues that arise in the application process; research and consultation on policy and procedure; using data to identify delays or gaps in the admission flow; creative problem solving to make the process more efficient for applicants and graduate programs; tracking and reporting student cohorts; developing and sharing reports; training faculty and staff on review process and technical steps; and serving as the expert on the graduate admissions process.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with graduate admission processing in a higher education setting, will provide consistently outstanding customer service to students and colleagues, will be proactive in identifying problems and finding creative solutions that lead to a timely, efficient applicant experience, and will provide strategic guidance for increasing graduate enrollment at Iowa State.
This position requires the candidate to reside in the state of Iowa.Â This position is hybrid, with an option to work remotely 2-3 days per week after completion of a training period.Â Due to the nature of working with students in different time zones and participating in programming, this position will require some evening and weekend hours outside regular business hours.Â Occasional domestic and international travel will be required for professional development and student recruitment/enrollment support.Â
Example of Duties â¢ Oversees and directs the day-to-day operations of one or more admissions office functions. â¢ Serves as a contact for students and families. â¢ Works with campus partners to develop and administer admissions programs. â¢ Provides input and recommendations to strategic direction and effectiveness. â¢ Reviews and develops budgets and make recommendations on program spending. â¢ Advocates for funding necessary to meet program goals. â¢ Authorizes program expenditures. â¢ Supervises staff.
Level Guidelines â¢ Aware of key annual objectives of department or work unit â¢ Understands linkage between daily activities and achievement of annual objectives of department/work unit and explains to direct reports â¢ Focus on ISUâs mission and meeting department or work unit goals â¢ Supervises a small department or work team â¢ Often is a working supervisor with direct, previous experience performing work of those supervised â¢ Has full management responsibility for direct reports, specifically the authority to hire, fire, and counsel; may share part of responsibility with higher level management â¢ Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policy
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plansâ¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plansâ¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)â¢ Life insurance and long-term disabilityâ¢ Flexible Spending Accountsâ¢ Various voluntary benefits and discountsâ¢ Employee Assistance Programâ¢ Wellbeing programâ¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.