Job Details

Central Michigan University
  • Position Number: 5181615
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment


Position Number: S-3304

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for the promotion and marketing of Central Michigan University within the continental United States in a defined travel territory. Travel includes attending college fairs, professional conferences, community-partnership events, and alumni activities. This position acts as a liaison between the University and high school and community college officials, providing academic, career, and admissions advice to prospective students, representing the University at numerous public speaking engagements, and assisting in the daily operation of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This position also represents international, graduate, and global admissions as needed.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree.
One-year of experience; preferably in marketing, sales, public relations, higher education, or student-related professions.
Experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds including low socio-economic, multicultural, and non-traditional students.
Possession of a valid Drivers License.
Willingness and ability to travel independently and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Working knowledge of computer applications and industry-related systems.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well with the public, communicate effectively, and project a positive image.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and the desire to work as part of a team.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience dealing with the public and presenting information in large venues or forums.
Experience in maintaining data, report writing, and the evaluation of high school or college transcripts.
Demonstrated experience sharing University policies, procedures, and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict peacefully.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for meeting enrollment goals for a defined travel territory.
Represents Central Michigan University during statewide and national recruiting events.
Coordinates campus recruitment programs designed to assist prospective freshmen and transfer students.
Works with high schools and community colleges to plan and arrange onsite visits and provide campus tours; coordinates high school, community college, and individual visitor appointments, and conducts onsite admissions programs.
Assists colleges with admissions presentations and tours of campus.
Participates in recruitment campaigns via email, social media platforms, and through media outlets (i.e.. newspaper, magazine, radio, and television).
Reviews undergraduate admission applications, responds to requests for information, and determines the status of admissions (i.e. acceptance or denial).
Plans, organizes, and implements receptions for prospective students and their guests.
Provides information concerning academic programs, career options, housing, financial aid, and transfer credit evaluation.
Serves as a representative of and ad hoc recruiter for graduate, international, and global/online admissions.
Works with alumni to promote Central Michigan University.
Supervises volunteers, student employees, office interns, and graduate assistants as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised:

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $38,000 - $48,000 per year
Department: Undergraduate Recruitment - Admissions
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full-Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location: 1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, 48859
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

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CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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