Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment

Job description

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students with over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for a Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment.  The Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Job Summary/Essential Functions:

The Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment is a senior position in the Office of Enrollment Management, and is responsible for managing outreach, recruitment, selection, and enrollment of traditional and international first year and transfer students, both on ground and online. This includes planning, management and coordination of processes, program events, travel, and relationships with high schools, community colleges, and key student stakeholders. The Director collaborates with admission and enrollment managers across the Division of Enrollment Management to achieve enrollment and retention goals.

The next Director will possess proven management skills and the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to lead a dynamic and enthusiastic enrollment team. Chatham actively sustains recruitment and enrollment as a shared responsibility across the institution and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment will experience a supportive campus climate to grow Chatham’s footprint and influence nationally and internationally.


Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred and seven to ten years of progressively responsible positions in enrollment management with staff supervision and management required.

The Search Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

For a detailed job description and to apply, interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interest and relevant background for the position, a current resume and a list of five professional references noting relationship to the candidate, email and phone number. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated with confidence.

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Posted: 1/22/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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