The University of Toledo is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions.  Primary responsibilities of this position include: building an applicant pool through strategic territory management, shaping our freshman and transfer admitted student population, and enhancing yield of a diverse student population aligned with and achieving strategic enrollment management integration. To be considered for this position, please visit our Application Page.


  • Develop and cultivate in-state and out-of state territory management strategies
  • Build relationships with community college constituents
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices with online student recruitment
  • Create and build plans for multicultural recruitment
  • Manage communication plans to optimize responses and maximize effectiveness
  • Define and articulate recruitment funnel goals
  • Establish direction, priorities, and strategy for undergraduate admissions
  • Represent the University of Toledo in the community and professional organizations
  • Build partnerships between academic affairs and admissions, and diverse experience in implementing practices to achieve desired outcomes
  • Enhance partnerships with Alumni to elevate the recruitment experience
  • Demonstrate experience in both planning and executing campus tours and events
  • Exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion across all facets of the university


  • Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • 7 – 10 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education enrollment management
  • Knowledge and experience in marketing higher education to a wide array of student populations present in the Midwest region of the United States
  • Significant experience with recruitment, managing applicant pools, and principles of enrollment management
  • Demonstrated experience working with various scholarship, merit, and need based scholarship programs
  • Experience working with and developing relationships with high school counselors, community groups, alumni, university marketing and communications, as well as various constituencies to enhance and promote the university
    • Track record of significant success in student recruitment at a public institution
    • Progressive higher education work history
    • Experience with enterprise resource planning systems
    • Experience with CRM software platform(s)


  • Ability to motivate, energize, and articulate information to students, parents, and general campus community
  • Development of recruitment and yield activities involving student affairs, faculty, and campus community to convey an outstanding student experience to prospective students and parents
  • Works cross-functionally and collaboratively across the institution to determine and implement comprehensive solutions to issues.


The following are representative (but not all-inclusive) desired attributes:

  • Proven ability to effectively articulate organizational objectives orally and in writing
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects/work collaboratively
  • Independent judgment and initiative
  • Computer literacy; knowledge of Ellucian Banner and various CRM systems preferred


We are The University of Toledo, a student-centered, public metropolitan research university with picturesque campuses recognized nationally for their beauty. Founded in 1872, The University of Toledo (UT) ( is one of 14 state universities in Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 16,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate/professional students. Approximately 20 percent of students reside on campus, and most of the remaining 80 percent live within 3-1/2 miles of campus. The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged in July 2006 to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is classified as a Carnegie high research-active university.

The University offers more than 150 doctoral, professional, graduate and undergraduate programs. UT is just one of 20 public U.S. universities that offer programs in the following seven professional fields: business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. The University consists of twelve academic colleges and a medical hospital. There are six campus locations: the Bancroft Campus (the main campus location), The Toledo Museum of Art Campus and Center for the Visual Arts, the Scott Park Campus, the Health Science Campus, the Lake Erie Center and Stranahan Arboretum. UT has invested more than $300 million in capital projects to renovate, rebuild and revitalize university facilities across all campuses. With approximately 7,000 employees and an institutional budget exceeding $900 million annually, The University plays a central role in economic development in northwest Ohio.

Some of our nationally ranked programs include business, engineering, law, and occupational therapy.


The University of Toledo hosts nine modern residence halls, a gothic bell tower, a Student Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art classroom center in our Memorial Field House which opened in fall 2008, on campus football stadium, newly renovated Savage Hall basketball and athletic complex.

Health Science Campus is home to graduate health programs and the University of Toledo Medical Center.  The UT Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center, offering innovative treatments for strokes and cancer found nowhere else in the state. The Medical Center also features the new $5.8-million Orthopedics Center.

At The University of Toledo, we have researchers working at all levels — from undergraduates to faculty — toward our mission of improving the human condition. In fact, their combined, efforts have led to 125 patents and nearly $60 million in funding and grants. Whether your interest is diabetes, performance management, bio-fuels, or Shakespeare, we welcome you to join us in research.

And our campuses are quite the happening (and fun) places to be — with over 400 student organizations, art exhibits, theater performances, athletic games, and renowned speakers such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Toni Morrison.

At The University of Toledo, we are proud Rockets (our nickname), we love our gold and blue (our school colors), and we invite you to visit campus to experience it for yourself.  The University competes in the Mid-American Conference and experiences great success on and off the field.  In the classroom, UT has produced overall department grade-point averages above a 3.2 in each of the past seven semesters, and above a 3.1 in the past 19 consecutive semesters. In the 2017 fall semester, UT student-athletes achieved a record GPA of 3.290.


Toledo is a city in Lucas County in northwest Ohio, at the western end of Lake Erie bordering the state of Michigan.  For generations, people have recognized the rare combination of opportunity and beauty in the Toledo Region and made the decision to create deep, lasting roots here. They realize it matters where you make your life, where you make your career and where you make your home.

From the world-class art museum to catching a minor league hockey game, Downtown Toledo is the heart and soul of a resurging region. The streets are alive. New companies, investments and jobs are flowing in. The offices, the sidewalks, the shops and restaurants are thriving. It’s an energy you can feel. The city has a hum, a pulse, a vibe and a cosmopolitan character all its own. Our people are re-energizing the downtown, and they’re going places. Enjoying the Maumee River. Taking in a ballgame. Going to a gallery. Loving the nightlife.

The city of Toledo’s growth was recognized with a 2018 Governor’s Cup Award from Site Selection Magazine.  The magazine has ranked Toledo third in the nation for economic development among mid-sized cities for the last two years.  The population of Toledo is 280,000, making it the 71st-largest city in the United States. The Toledo metropolitan area had a 2014 population of 651,500. It is one of the most populous cities in Ohio after Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati and Akron. The 2016 cost of living index is 92.7, less than the US average of 100. The city’s glass industry has earned it the nickname, “The Glass City”.

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