Director of Admissions

RANK: Administrator VII
JOB POSTED: 5/25/2021


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions is responsible for the direction and administration of all phases of the Admissions Office’s operations. The Director also works with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management in the development of appropriate marketing and recruitment strategies and the coordination of the University’s recruitment efforts.


Position Responsibilities

Responsible for fulfillment of the University’s admissions goals. Coordinate recruiting efforts by the Admissions Office in light of changes occurring in higher education and to help formulate admission policies accordingly.

Analyzes credentials of applicants for admission in terms of the University’s standards, programs and curricula.

Interprets test data and prediction data for prospective students.

Supervises professional and clerical staff, as well as student employees, in their dealings with the University community and the general public.

Recommends changes in admissions policies, procedures and curriculum development for the University as well as the State University System.

Working with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, assists in the planning for the long and short-term recruiting goals.

Supervises overall record keeping process and maintains and works with appropriate databases to maximize the effectiveness of the University’s admissions and recruitment efforts.

Delegates responsibility and authority to subordinates in order to develop their professional and administrative skills.

Interacts with the Offices of: Academic Advisement, the Registrar, and Financial Aid in coordinating the advising and scheduling of new students.

Presents effectively to the public and all segments of the academic community.

Interacts and communicates with secondary school and college administrators, faculty and guidance personnel.

Formulates procedures related to the admissions function with data processing personnel.

Provides input for the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management to help develop promotional materials for publication professionals.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level and responsibilities of the position.



A Master’s degree is required along with seven (7) years of college student enrollment and admissions experience, which must include three (3) years of supervisory experience in an admissions office or a related area. Experience recruiting in an urban setting and working in a diverse higher education college and/or university setting. Experience with use and maintenance of integrated enrollment information systems is desirable. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Traits (KSAOs). Bilingual proficiency preferred. Ability to deliver services to a culturally diverse population. Strong Analytical and Strategic Planning Skills. Ability to create an atmosphere of customer-friendly service. These requirements may be waived for individuals with alternate experience.



For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information by June 18, 2021.  Send electronic materials to Maria Vasquez at   Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.