Director of Admissions and Recruitment - Gratz College
August 28, 2018
Melrose Park, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Position Title: Gratz Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Position Type: Administrative
Work Schedule: Full Time
The Director of Admissions and Recruitment is responsible for the recruitment, admissions, and enrollment strategy, processes, and evaluation for credit and non-credit certificate programs. This individual has experience in admissions and enrollment for adult learners, and is responsible for coaching and leading the team responsible for recruitment, outreach, and the processing of all credentials (from data entry through admissions decisions and yield communications). The Director works closely with the President, the Academic Dean, and other stakeholders to develop the recruiting and marketing strategy for the College. This individual also manages community outreach strategy for industry and professional organizations and events, leveraging relationships to impact and increase the admissions pipeline for traditional programs and to build additional revenue streams.
This individual ensures that the target enrollment and financial goals for the College programs are achieved.
The Director’s responsibilities include the following: oversee the admissions process; leverage technology to effectively manage inquiry, admissions, and enrollment pipelines; design, plan, and conduct information sessions, presentations, and represent the programs at various events regionally and nationally; manage processes associated with generating and assessing prospective candidate leads, and building and maintaining relationships with candidates that span across the enrollment timeline, from inquiry to registration; manage the planning and delivery of internal and external recruiting events that target appropriate populations for all College programs, as well as any future program offerings; manage the day to day operations of the admissions and enrollment process as well as the logistics of the recruiting schedule.
Founded in 1895, Gratz is the oldest Jewish college in North America. Our students hail from across the nation and the world, representing a diverse range of backgrounds, affiliations, and professional experiences. The College offers online doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Ed.D.), seven masters’ programs, including an M.A.Ed., two undergraduate completion programs, and graduate and undergraduate certificates. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the College’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
RECRUITMENT and ADMISSIONS
Develop and lead the strategy for the School’s recruitment, admissions, and enrollment efforts across all credit and non-credit programs, including increasing admissions pipelines, applications and yield of high-caliber students.
Requires close collaboration with external vendors who support College marketing and enrollment efforts.
Achieve overall enrollment goals, sustaining and growing revenue to the College.
Develop and implement strategy for admission and enrollment management outreach to candidates.
Manage the logistics of the recruiting schedule, including maintaining the recruiting calendar and responsibility for designing, planning, and executing key recruiting and yield events.
Develop and manage admissions processes and communication cycles to ensure a high quality, personalized experience for prospects and applicants; implement yield strategies. Assist in the creation of ad campaigns in support of these efforts.
Oversee the rendering of admissions decisions.
Evaluate success of recruitment and marketing plans and adjust plans and strategies to meet changing College goals.
Attend recruitment and admissions events regionally, nationally, and virtually.
Oversee a comprehensive and structured community and association outreach process to build strategic partnerships and admissions pipelines.
Coach and lead the College recruitment team. Manage the day-to-day operations of the admissions and enrollment process. Create and implement processes to support timely flow of application materials through the office to move student applications to completion.
Develop and implement individual and team goals.
Train, develop and evaluate staff; provide on-going feedback on performance improvement.
Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree is required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred.
Candidates must have experience leading recruitment efforts for the adult population. Must have demonstrated success in recruiting initiatives and a track record of success in quantifying results. Experience with marketing and recruiting for online programs. Must have strong platform and communication skills and be a strong brand ambassador.
The candidate must have a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant and applicable work experience in a professional environment with progressive responsibility and experience leading teams related to the admission and enrollment of adult learners. Must have demonstrated experience developing and executing effective marketing and recruiting strategies for the adult population. Candidates must have demonstrated project management and presentation skills and experience. Must have experience developing targeted, compelling, and effective communications messages; managing projects, deadlines, and priorities; planning, coordinating, and executing events; managing relationships with various constituents; and working and leading teams. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate experience creating and delivering presentations and other public speaking activities.
Candidates selected must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must convey a highly professional demeanor and be a team player. Must have the ability to handle a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects/tasks with varied deadlines. The candidate selected must be poised, with strong customer-service skills and be able to work independently under general supervision. Must be capable of handling multiple priorities and working under strict deadlines. Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and present marketing and budget data is required. Great initiative, highly motivated, with a continued willingness to develop new skills and an enthusiasm for exceeding expectations.
Candidates must be proficient in all standard computer applications, including Microsoft Office products, particularly, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours Participation in periodic evening and/or weekend recruitment events and some travel to off-campus recruitment events may be required.
Posting Date: August 24, 2018
Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.
Job Classification: Exempt
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org