Director of Honors Admissions

About Clemson

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. We’ve been named among the best values by Kiplinger magazine in 2013, and SmartMoney in 2012 ranked us No. 7 in student return on investment.

Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Director of Honors Admissions



Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?



The Director of Honors Admissions manages a comprehensive Honors College admissions process, in close coordination with Undergraduate Admissions. Develops enrollment strategies, manages technical aspects of the admissions process, and gathers and analyzes relevant data for benchmarking and enrollment modeling. Innovates and leads Honors College's recruiting activities for prospective first-year students, engages in relevant outreach, and supervises area staff. Performs other duties as assigned.



50% - Essential - Admissions:
Develop, assess, and modify strategic Honors admissions vision and goals in alignment with Honors College's vision and mission and Clemson's institutional strategic plan. Analyze relevant national and state admissions trends and recommend philosophical, process, and procedural shifts to Honors College. Communicate with prospective students, families, counselors, and other stakeholders to ensure the seamless execution of an end-to-end Honors admissions process. Recruit, train, and oversee Honors application reviewers. Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of admissions CRM system (Slate) and assist in the development and maintenance of system-related processes and elements including applications, forms, workflows, queries, portals, etc. Serve as the Honors College liaison with Undergraduate Admissions and lead all necessary activities to ensure collaboration and alignment. Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to ensure an updated, accurate, and informative admissions communications plan, media platforms, and publications. Prepare admissions reports for the Honors College and internal and external stakeholders. Serve as Honors College representative on institution-wide committees and external partnerships.

30% - Essential - Recruiting:
Collaboratively develop, execute, and sustain large-scope and scale recruitment strategies for prospective first-year Honors students. Host on-site recruiting meetings and events. Develop internal and external partnerships, design outreach strategies, and represent the Honors College at relevant events on and off campus. Coordinate with Honors Advising team on collaborative recruitment strategies across the Honors experience. Analyze relevant national and state trends and recommend philosophical, process, and procedural shifts to the Honors College leadership. Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to ensure updated, accurate, and informative recruitment materials.

10% - Essential - Supervision and Leadership
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate area staff. Assess and advocate for staffing needs. Meet regularly with Honors College Dean, Associate Deans, and Directors and advise on college-level comprehensive strategic initiatives and needs.

10% - Essential - Compliance and Policy 
Audit, implement, maintain, and modify admissions policy and procedures. Review, evaluate, and maintain compliance with academic and non-academic standards established by the Honors College and University. Ensure compliance with all state and federal guidelines. 



Education -  Master's Degree
Experience - 3+ years of relevant experience



Experience -  2+ years experience meeting admissions and enrollment goals. Experience working with the Slate CRM or a related enrollment management platform is preferred. 



Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.



   No Physical Requirements



   No Work Conditions



Standard Hrs: 37.5



Anticipated Hiring Range ($70,000.00 - $75,000.00)


Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.




Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.



Clemson, SC



July 29, 2024



Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.