Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Dallas, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Director of Recruitment and Admissions


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Student Affairs

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Dallas, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery. 

What we want

The School of Dentistry is looking for a Director of Recruitment and Admissions to serve in the department of Student Affairs. Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Director of Recruitment and Admissions has the responsibility of screening and interviewing applicants to the DDS program and coordinating all recruiting activities for the School of Dentistry. Concentration will be on directing the day-to-day operations, recruitment, selection and matriculation of students into the School's DDS program. Our ideal candidate is independently-driven and will have a foundational commitment to the success of our School and students. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

What you need to know

Salary range: Commensurate (Based on selected hire's qualifications)

Cover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials.  These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume.

Work Schedule/Location: This is an on-site role with a typical schedule of Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 or equivalent combination of education and experience or,

  • Master's degree and 8 years of admissions, recruiting, and/or related areas of higher education/professional school experience.  

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of Admissions Databases

  • Strong written, oral communication, organizational, and presentation skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree (i.e. DDS, Ed.D., Ph.D, etc.)

  • Experience in professional school setting (medical or dental), particularly in leadership roles

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring at the professional school level

  • Established experience in advising, evaluating, recruiting and admitting prospective students to a professional school

  • Experience in strategic planning, development, and management of diversity-related projects

  • Experience with various computer systems, including automated student information systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and data processing

  • Demonstrated work history of supporting underrepresented and underserved students


Admissions Oversight
  • Oversees and executes the strategic enrollment plans for the university, balancing the enrollment goals each year associated with the academic quality, socioeconomic and geographic diversity, and overall enrollment targets.

  • Oversees selection of applicants and conducts interviews.

  • Lead and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of the admissions process for the school. 

  • Lead and directs operations that support the admissions office. 

  • Oversee and develop admissions practices, policies, and procedures. 

  • Assure adequacy of physical and fiscal resources that support the admissions office. 

  • Provide educational consultation to faculty regarding the roles and responsibilities of the admissions Office. 

  • Collaborate with other leaders in Student Affairs, Student Development, School departments and offices, Texas A&M, and external stakeholders.  

  • Advise or oversee advising applicants regarding admissions requirements, eligibility for admission, program options, residency requirements and other matters. 

  • Assumes fiscal responsibility for all Recruitment and Admissions operations.


  • Leads the continued development, implementation and evaluation of student recruitment processes and admission procedures.

  • Assist with securing funding opportunities for applicable initiatives or programs.   

  • Monitors budget pertaining to recruitment materials and travel.

  • Responsible for overall operation of recruitment.

  • Assign faculty and staff workload in accordance with their committee assignments to support the admissions process. 

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements related to the recruitment and admissions processes and procedures.

Collaborative Leadership

  • Has an effective administration and addresses difficult problems, especially those involved with personnel.

  • Promotes high standards of accomplishment; encourages high standards and expectations for colleagues, staff and students.

  • Invites the expression of and is responsive to colleague, student and staff concerns.

  • Promotes an environment of integrity and collegiality that stimulates colleagues, staff and students to work at their optimum performance levels.

  • Oversees the recruitment and appointment of highly qualified people within department.

  • Provides an example by communicating priorities, standards, and procedures effectively.

  • Supports and advocates the development of an environment which ensures that colleagues, staff and students are treated with respect and dignity.

  • Attend professional development and networking opportunities as an admissions representative of the school 

  • Serve as a role model for innovation, collaboration, and consensus-building. 

  • Represent the School of Dentistry on university committees and task forces related to admissions issues. 

  • Serve as a member of School leadership.

  • Participate in professional organizations at a level expected for an academic leader. 

  • Build and maintain professional working relations with School of Dentistry stakeholders. 

  • Serves as the Head of the DDS Admissions Committee.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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