Assistant Director of Admissions Communications

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 48 days ago


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Under the leadership of and in partnership with the Executive Director, this position exists to help advance and coordinate the internal and external communication initiatives of the UNLV Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing, editing, producing, and/or managing the communication flow for prospective students, marketing collateral, recruitment materials, and emails; maintaining and refreshing the Admissions web site, and other social media functions; as well as assisting and coordinating development of other communications projects.

The incumbent will have responsibility for all admissioncommunications and serve as the main writer/editor of all copy for communications and marketing materials across all platforms (print, electronic, web and social media) and to various stakeholders including, but not limited to, prospective students and parents.

The Assistant Director will maintain a high level of internal and external public contact serving as a liaison between the Office of Admissions, various academic units and other organizations and offices within the University. This person will assist in the planning and production of admissions communications materials, meet appropriate timelines and will work with all relevant offices/parties to plan, launch, and maintain communication flows, newsletters, websites, reports, marketing pieces, e-communications and marketing cloud journeys.

This position will also be responsible for writing, creating, formatting and maintaining dynamic and engaging presentations for the recruitment and events staff to use for various events, both on- and off- campus. This could include audiences for daily tours participants, K-12 students, university and other key stakeholders and will include materials in various formats including Prezi, PowerPoint, reports and handouts developed in the MicroSoft Office Suite, InDesign, Adobe, Lucid Charts, etc.


This position requires a Masters' degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of three to five years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism, English, marketing, or a closely related field.

The Assistant Director of Admissions Communications must possess a valid driver's license and will be expected to complete some travel both in and out of state and work irregular hours, including some evening and weekend programs and events.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education or in mixed media communications/editing or experience in a large university setting, and/or prior experience in developing and implementing communication plans, strategies and tactics for undergraduate students.
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience/connection to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and working knowledge of UNLV policies and procedures.
  • Previous experience in working withcomputer/software applications in a higher education setting, preferably PeopleSoft and SalesForce Marketing Cloud.

Essential skills required to perform the duties of this position successfully include:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • The ability to write in a variety of styles and under time constraints.
  • Strong organizational skill, strong computer skills and experience using a variety of word processing, publishing, database management, and mass e-communications programs.
  • Excellent understanding of social media and skills to use it and the ability to design communications materials using professional graphic applications.
  • Experience in print and electronic publication design and distribution and creation of social mediacampaigns using traditional and electronic media.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a large team environment as well as social poise, discretion, integrity and the ability to protect confidential and proprietary information.
  • Knowledge of admissions/enrollment management and higher education.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.