Seattle University, Employment Opportunity

Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5 

Position Description


Reporting to the Dean of Admissions, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions is a key contributor in the development and implementation of the Undergraduate Admissions strategic enrollment plan and is responsible for overseeing undergraduate recruitment, selection and admissions processes. The Director leads a highly engaged and professional Undergraduate Admissions team and fosters collaboration and coordination of undergraduate outreach efforts within the Seattle University community.

In partnership with the  Dean of Admissions, the Director is responsible for the development of Undergraduate Admissions marketing strategies for prospective undergraduate students, family members and key influencers in order to meet the annual enrollment goals including headcount, profile and net tuition revenue. The successful candidate evidences a commitment to Seattle University’s mission and values, ensuring a positive and productive working environment and achieving enrollment objectives. Additionally, the Director is responsible for coordinating key recruitment efforts within strategic markets.  

The successful candidate will possess strong admissions leadership, communication and analytical skills.  The Director should have a proven record of advancing diversity, access, and inclusivity goals.
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions will ensure full utilization of the CRM in building relationships with prospective students, families and other key influencers and developing strong analytical reporting to direct efforts most productive for goal achievement. The Director hires, trains, supervises and conducts performance evaluations for the professional undergraduate
admissions staff and supports the professional development for the undergraduate admissions team. S/he provides oversight of the undergraduate admissions and Sullivan Leadership Award budgets. 

Reviews, recommends and adheres to Seattle University’s undergraduate admissions policies and procedures and represents the Admissions Office at professional conferences and settings.  Represents Seattle University at high school and community college visitations, campus interviews, on and off-campus information sessions. Other duties as assigned.




Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimally seven years Undergraduate Admissions experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job. In-depth knowledge of
financial aid trends and enrollment-related issues in higher education.

Applicants will possess excellent organization skills and attention to detail; strong oral and written communications skills are essential. Experience marketing to diverse youth and young adult populations through major communication channels including print, social media, digital marketing, web, email and text.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, service excellence and the mission, vision, and values of Seattle University. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

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