Director of Undergraduate Admission

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment, the Director of Undergraduate Admission provides leadership and direction for recruitment, application review, enrollment goal development, and institutional outreach to school counselors, community-based organizations, and other key constituent groups. The director will oversee the admissions staff, providing mentorship, leadership, guidance, and support to ensure efficient and effective operations.

The successful Director of Undergraduate Admission candidate will:

  • Continue to build and enhance the recruitment funnel of prospective undergraduate students through identifying new emerging markets and expanding on current ones.
  • Meet projected enrollment targets, as defined by the strategic plan.
  • Strengthen transfer enrollment by evaluating processes and removing barriers to entry as well as cultivating transfer partnerships.
  • Maintain a positive office culture through investing in the staff’s professional development.
  • Develop and implement strategies utilizing data to maximize impact in achieving the College’s recruitment and retention goals for undergraduate students.

Essential Functions

Must be able to navigate relationships with diverse populations; Must be able to articulate college programs and the admissions process to individuals and to groups; must be able to relate to senior institutional leadership; must be able to travel; must be able to write reports utilizing computer technology; must be able to become proficient with the computer technology related to the admissions processes.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least 5-years of higher education experience in admission
    • Leadership experience in higher education undergraduate admission work
    • Demonstrated success in developing and improving recruitment and enrollment of first year and transfer students within a given budget
    • Exceptional written and oral communications, public speaking/presentation and networking skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret and utilize data to inform decision-making.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with leadership, faculty and staff
    • Commitment to diversity
    • Experience with Slate or other CRM technology
    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
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