Assistant Director of Admissions (Recruitment, Conversion & Innovation) – AD1479MR
Admissions
Vacancy Description
Admissions, Salary: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum, Fixed Term: 3 years, Start: As soon as possible
 
Details
The exciting role of Assistant Director of Admissions (Recruitment, Conversion & Innovation) has recently become available on a three-year fixed term contract for someone with specialist experience of student recruitment, higher education related marketing, and admissions within higher education.

Working in a high energy environment with motivated and specialist colleagues who are focused on building long-term relationships to support student recruitment and admissions through external engagement and personalised communication, the successful post holder has responsibility for playing a direct role in the achievement of the University’s targets for admissions. A natural forward planner who can pull together a clear, concise and shared vision which adds value to the existing activity of the team, the post holder is also self-driven, agile, professional, authentic and team-oriented.

This role will be accountable for overseeing delivery for key performance indicators across the undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment journey, will input to the student experience strategy led by the Vice-Principal (Education), and take responsibility for planning, developing and managing a broad range of sector-leading student recruitment strategies. These objectives include raising awareness of the University in all target markets, encouraging applications from suitably qualified candidates, regularly engaging with applicants using a range of digital tools, encouraging quick conversion from offer holders and keeping new entrant students and their influencers well informed of all steps to matriculation.

The role will include developing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to inform strategic decision making and provide advice, based on specialist expertise and market analysis from the wider team, to the wider Admissions management team, the leadership team in Admissions, senior University management and other professional services and academic University staff on opportunities for recruitment strategies.

This is an exciting but challenging time in higher education and therefore the successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and organiser, successful at working across business areas and ambitious with proven managerial skills. For further details please take a look at the Further Particulars.

Questions should be directed to Julie Ramsay, Director of Admissions: julie.ramsay@st-andrews.ac.uk

Interested candidates are asked to apply via the job vacancies link, fill in the application form and upload the following:
- Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages of A4)
- Letter of interest (maximum one page of A4) highlighting how the candidate would approach the role focusing on adding value to recruitment, conversion and innovation across the team.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interviews will be held on 20 January 2020

Please quote ref: AD1479MR

Closing Date: 6 January 2020

Further Particulars: AD1479MR FPs.doc

Admissions
Salary: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum
Fixed Term: 3 years
Start: As soon as possible