Director of Admissions
Position Summary: The Director of Admissions is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of admission to Governors State University including recruitment and admission strategies designed to meet institutional enrollment goals for freshmen, transfer and graduate students. The Director will ensure a compelling and knowledgeable presentation of Governors State University to prospective students, parents, educators, and others; overseeing the evaluation of applications; leading, inspiring, and motivating a staff of professionals; and overseeing departmental technology use, publications, web, data collection, program/process evaluation, and departmental planning. The Director will work with graduate programs and the office of international services and their staff to ensure collaboration in the attainment of enrollment goals. The Director will manage the department personnel and operating budget. The Director supervises a department of approximately 20 professional personnel including three admission leaders responsible for recruiting, enrollment services/processing, and office/relationship management (events/outreach).
Minimum Qualifications: Masteras degree at an accredited college/university. Three or more years of experience in a position of leadership specifically within college admission at a similarly accredited college/university (e.g., director/associate Director/Assistant Director level position with oversight of all or a significant portion of the admission operation). Previous experience with relevant student information systems such as Ellucian/Colleague, Recruiter, Lexmark Imaging. Supervisory experience of full time professional personnel.
Preferred Qualifications: Masteras degree from an accredited college/university in a field of study consistent with higher education administration, student affairs, or counseling. Administrative experience at an accredited college or university in college admission and/or other areas of enrollment management/student affairs/academic affairs to extend years of experience in higher education to four plus in a related field. Experience with constituents similar to those attending Governors State University (lower division students, transfer students/adult learners, diverse demographics). Evidence of engagement in institutional and/or professional leadership beyond required for specific departmental responsibility (such as committee work, projects outside of admission, understanding of other professional areas of the institution such as classroom/faculty, financial aid, registrar, housing, marketing and/or engagement in professional associations through presenting, attending conferences and/or writing). Experience working with both labor and non-labor affiliated personnel. Evidence of data driven decision-making.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Type of Position Being Requested:
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Number: AP0131P