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Assistant Director of Admissions

Dakota State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Admissions. This position will supervise and coach Admissions Specialist to reach outlined recruitment goals set by the University. As a leader within the Admissions department, the successful candidate will stay current on best practices specific to recruitment of undergraduate and transfer students.

  • Lead the planning, preparation, presentation, and management of Discover DSU Days, Program Preview Days, and New Student Registration Days.
  • Provide training and development to admissions specialists to provide the best experience to prospective students and families.
  • Meet with prospective students at high school visits and college fairs.
  • Coordinate and schedule high school visits, register for college fairs, and assign an admissions specialist to represent DSU at the event.
  • Generate and review reports to identify enrollment patterns and make decisions as to student interest priority.
  • Understand and implement a comprehensive communication plan for the Admissions department.
  • Study best practices and seek out innovative recruitment and student success actions.
  • Assist in the development of department policy, procedure, and workflow.
  • Lead and assist with one or more of the following Admissions areas: Trojan Ambassador, Transfer Shopper Evaluations, Social Media Management , Dual Credit Management, or ACT Prep Courses.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in higher education.
  • Previous experience supervising a team of employees.
  • Ability to travel as required by the position.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
  • Life and disability insurance options
  • Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
  • Professional liability coverage
How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Dakota State University:
DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
 is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.