Director of Admissions
Job Description Summary
This is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt position, which reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Director of Admissions is responsible for recruiting, admitting, and enrolling undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College to achieve enrollment targets. The Director draws upon best practices to plan and implement marketing and technology-driven recruitment and communications efforts, outreach, and application processing. The Director consults with college leadership regarding recruitment and admissions activities. The Director interacts closely with the academic leadership, student services staff, as well as coordinates with college-wide enrollment initiatives. The Director also participates in admissions policy-making and shared governance committees of the college.
Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.
This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.
A Master’s degree is required. Candidate must have five to seven years of experience in Higher Education admissions.
Responsibilities include: Plans, organizes, and directs college student recruitment and admissions activities. Oversees training and development of admissions team. Performs market research analysis and provides enrollment projections and reports to GHC leadership, participates in and prepares for audits of admissions records, coordinates incoming student needs and requirements with the Offices of Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts Receivable, and other academic and student support units. Provides student recruitment and admissions data to college leadership during key enrollment checkpoints. Manages and supervises the certification processes for international students, updates and maintains the college’s admissions and recruitment operating procedures manual, ensures that admissions procedures and policies remain in compliance with federal, state, university system and college regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong computer proficiency, especially in the Banner student information system is required; Proficiency in report writing, query and extract tools such as Crystal, Excel, etc. is expected. Must have excellent verbal/written communication and supervisory skills as well as interpersonal relationship and outstanding customer service skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. Interested persons should apply through the online job portal and submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) a detailed resume; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references on the application. A criminal background check and official copies of all college transcripts will be required by the individual offered the position.