Director of Graduate Admissions

Job Summary

The Director of Graduate Admissions oversees the recruiting, admissions and marketing for all graduate programs in the Else School of Management, including an MBA, MAcc and an Executive MBA. The Director is responsible for bringing leadership, excellence, and a forward-thinking approach to the recruitment and admission functions and serves as the program manager for the Graduate Assistant program. This role is critical to the success of Millsaps and the Else School of Management and requires a relationship-focused, collaborative approach to achieving results.

The Director of Graduate Admissions oversees student workers and reports to the Dean of the Else School of Management.

This position works on-site in Jackson, MS. Regular work hours are from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Job Duties

  • Direct and continuously improve all phases of student recruitment and admission with a focus on applicant sourcing
  • Facilitate informational workshops and presentations regarding the Else School Programs and interviewing prospective students
  • Counsel prospective students through the financial aid, business office and registration processes
  • Enter and track student data and admissions decisions into the appropriate systems and provide data reports on an as-needed basis
  • Participate in the strategic planning and implementation of recruitment programs and activities including marketing plans, use of technology and systems, the review of their application materials and awarding of scholarships and financial aid, and goal setting
  • Hire Graduate Assistants and oversee the program including coordinating with Human Resources regarding paperwork and payroll, providing program guidelines to GAs and their supervisors, and assisting with supervision, training and performance evaluations as appropriate
  • Monitor and increase the recruitment admission of diverse student populations into the Else School
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the Else School


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in recruiting, sales, program management or a similar area.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner in a wide range of professional venues
  • Excellent time management and project management skills with a demonstrated record of completing projects and meeting deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative
  • Demonstrated technological proficiency with computer databases and office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and customer relations databases
  • Proven ability to envision and implement processes and build efficiency

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds without assistance

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a current resume, a letter of interest and three references who may be contacted about the candidate’s experience and past performance.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Materials, including resume, references and letter, should be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please write Director of Graduate Admissions in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a “Best Buy” among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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