The Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for the implementation and execution of a comprehensive and strategic student recruitment program that will meet or exceed established enrollment and revenue targets for new students. This individual reports directly to the Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid.
- Provide leadership in the strategic development and execution of a dynamic search, recruitment and marketing strategy that will support the college’s strategic enrollment plan.
- Prepare comprehensive weekly and monthly enrollment reports as well additional reports focused on strategies, progress, policies and procedures.
- Supervise, develop, and support four Admissions Counselors and the Visit and Events Manager.
- Supervise creation of travel itineraries, application review, and engagement strategies for all admissions counseling staff.
- Recruit, interview and evaluate prospective students for admission and scholarship.
- Assist in cultivating existing and identifying new target markets and populations on the local, regional, national, and international levels and execute a student search program that will support student enrollment initiatives.
- Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid and the Director of Financial Aid in the implementation of strategic net tuition and enrollment models.
- Participate in the development and assess effectiveness of recruiting materials and contact patterns in consultation with the Director of Enrollment Marketing and Vice President of Communications and Marketing.
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid, Director of Student Success and Retention and Admissions staff in developing recruitment initiatives to enhance student ethnic, cultural and intellectual diversity.
- Assist the Academic Vice President and deans of the college’s Schools with enrollment goals and initiatives for specific academic programs.
- Actively participate in campus-wide activities and/or committees to promote the awareness of enrollment issues and engagement of the Admissions Office.
- Partner with internal constituencies as well as within professional organizations (e.g. NHCUC, NEACAC, LRISCCA, AACRAO, NACAC).
- Engage in long-term and short-term projects that further the strategic enrollment goals for the college.
- Continually develop and review policies and procedures for the Admissions office.
- Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid.
- Master’s degree required.
- Extensive experience in undergraduate admissions, ideally with transfer and/or International recruitment, preferably at a private, liberal-arts institution
- Demonstrated, sustained success in student recruitment, marketing, publications, and in the application of technology in support of achieving goals. Experience working with a CRM-(Target X) preferred.
- Strong data analytics skills and experience in reporting metrics. Expertise with Microsoft Excel.
- Extensive knowledge of using social media platforms and digital advertising in the recruitment of students.
- Knowledge of emerging trends and innovative enrollment management technology solutions.
- Familiarity with financial aid and net tuition revenue models.
- Flexibility to travel and participate in evening and weekend events, as needed.
- Exceptional communication skills, collaboration, leadership and motivational experience necessary.
E-mail your cover letter and résumé to CSCjobs@colby-sawyer.edu or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 230 to complete an application.
Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.