Managing Director of Admissions

Southern Virginia University is seeking a Managing Director of Admissions to oversee the university’s recruiting efforts and strategy in support of our Mission. Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, duties for this position include developing and executing recruiting strategies, training admissions counselors on best practices for sales and recruiting, and conducting recruiting funnel analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional work experience (preferably admissions, marketing, or sales)
  • 2+ years of experience managing high-impact teams
  • Ability to meet goals and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preffered Abilities

  • Background in higher education recruiting or sales
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficiency in excel
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM (Hubspot, Slate, Adobe, etc.)
  • Master’s Degree


  • Manage the admissions team, responsible for recruiting more than 500 new students annually
  • Provide sales and compliance training to admissions counselors
  • Develop and maintain admissions policies and procedures
  • Track team and individual contributor KPIs and ensure goals are met
  • Plan and execute admissions events, such as open houses, off-campus trips, and virtual events
  • Other duties as assigned

About Southern Virginia University

Established in 1996, Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, four-year residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the idyllic Shenandoah Valley, our quaint campus is home to more than 1,000 students who live by a Code of Conduct based on the Teachings of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. We welcome all applicants who will sincerely strive to live by and support our standards. Learn more at


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources at Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer. This document provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated therewith. It should not be interpreted as describing all duties related to this position, nor used to limit the nature and extent of assignments given to an employee.