Director of Admissions


  • Full Time
  • Remote Opportunity


Director of Admissions – Remote Opportunity


The Director of Admissions provides leadership and support for advancing the overall enrollment goals of the University. The Director leads the University’s efforts to identify, recruit and admit the optimal number and quality of traditional and non-traditional students. The Director will provide leadership for the Admissions department and support the Marketing department. Reporting directly to the VP of Enrollment Management, the Director is an active member in the University’s planning and policy discussions and provides leadership in the design and implementation of University-wide marketing, recruitment, and enrollment practices that advance the mission and the goals of the University.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for the University’s enrollment management efforts including leadership for Admissions and support the Marketing department as related to the essential functions of the University. 

  • Leads a highly productive admissions/enrollment management unit, including overseeing the recruitment, management, training, retention, and evaluation of highly qualified professional and support staff.
  • Develops and implements a strategic enrollment plan; fosters strong relationships with on and off-campus constituents to enhance student outreach, enrollment, retention, and graduation.
  • Coordinates Marketing efforts to increase student enrollment through strategic marketing and branding.
  • Monitors the progress of a wide range of programs and strategic initiatives and keeps the VP of Enrollment apprised of their status.

Key Responsibilities

Recruitment/Admissions

  • Work as a collaborative member of the leadership team to provide strategic vision, leadership, planning, program development and implementation, and budget management.
  • Develop and implement effective enrollment plans and strategies along with faculty committees including a strategy to continually improve the University’s ability to attract and retain qualified student population.
  • Ensure the admissions team is successful in generating awareness about the University and enrollment growth/recruitment, targeting students interested in our program offerings.
  • Provide direction in the collection, organization, and analysis of data in order to monitor the success of the recruitment and retention programs.
  • Consistently review key performance indicators of all admissions touch points, evaluate and revise on an as-needed basis.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations. 

Skills/Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience within an educational institution with the progression of senior leadership management experience
  • An understanding of best practices in enrollment management, data-driven decision-making, and demonstrated success in an enrollment management role.
  • The Director of Admissions will also demonstrate excellent communication skills, effective leadership and team building skills, experience with target marketing and market segmentation and data collection analysis, and experience in the development and implementation of long-range enrollment plans.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external constituents and represent an institution to a broad segment of academic communities.

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