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Assistant Director of Admissions

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Director of Admissions
Posting Number NFE00059P
Department BHSU-Admissions
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

Black Hills State University’s Office of Admissions seeks applicants for an Assistant Director of Admissions position.

This individual must be motivated with demonstrated leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position will promote Black Hills State to prospective students, families, schools and the community while managing staff and on-campus projects.

The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated and works well both individually and cooperatively in a team environment. This individual will possess outstanding communication and customer service skills along with the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and across cultures. This is a professional staff, twelve-month position with benefits that requires seasonal overnight travel and weekends. A minimum of forty hours per week plus additional hours as necessary during peak times.

•Oversees the admissions office in the absence of the Director
•Meeting enrollment goals for assigned recruitment territory
•Represents and promotes the University at high schools, college fairs, community events and
other outreach events
•Trains, manages and supervises recruitment staff and provides ongoing training for continued
enrollment growth
•Plans, organizes and supervises university recruitment projects and events
•Speaking publicly to individuals and groups on and off campus
•Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding national and regional recruitment trends as well
as challenges unique to BHSU
•Monitors all daily/weekly/monthly admission activities to ensure consistent reporting
•Maintains knowledge about the academic requirements and student learning outcomes of all
programs offered by the University and effectively communicates such information to
admissions representatives, prospective students and other interested persons
•Provides technical expertise and coaching to admissions representatives on a daily basis
•Conducts regular one-on-one coaching sessions with the admissions representatives
•Provides timely and accurate record-keeping for leadership and produces other reports as
•Serves as a role model for the admissions representatives in support of the mission of BHSU
•Assist with data entry during peak times as needed
•Other duties as assigned

•Proven leadership skills
•Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills
•Student-oriented attitude
•Goal oriented and strong work ethic
•Intrinsically motivated and detail oriented
•Sales and marketing experience preferred

•Bachelor’s degree required
•Minimum of 1 year of leadership/supervisory experience preferred
•Minimum of two years of directly job-related experience preferred
•The ability to work occasional evening and weekends as needed is required
•Valid driver’s license

Applications must be made online at Candidates will need to attach a cover letter, resume and the names/contact information of at least three professional references. This position is open until filled with a first review date of January 3rd at 11pm (MDT). For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Questions specific to the position may directed towards Beth Oaks at 605.642.6411 or at

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 12/12/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/03/2018
Advertised Salary $39,000 - $41,280 DOE/Q
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other