Director of Admissions

Location
Plainfield, Vermont
Posted
Apr 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Goddard College seeks an experienced Admissions professional to support robust enrollment of a diverse and non-traditional student body. The College is firmly aligned with a deep collective desire for and an insistence on social and environmental justice; our educational practices are aligned with that commitment. Our Admissions operations include both common and non-traditional practices for many cycles throughout the year. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to provide effective management, bringing creativity, flexibility, curiosity, problem-solving, an open mind, enthusiasm, and facility for working in a dynamic organization. Crucially, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and capacity to participate in ongoing efforts to address issues of equity and inclusion at the College.

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Goddard College seeks an experienced Admissions professional to support robust enrollment of a diverse and non-traditional student body. The College is firmly aligned with a deep collective desire for and an insistence on social and environmental justice; our educational practices are aligned with that commitment. Our Admissions operations include both common and non-traditional practices for many cycles throughout the year. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to provide effective management, bringing creativity, flexibility, curiosity, problem-solving, an open mind, enthusiasm, and facility for working in a dynamic organization. Crucially, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and capacity to participate in ongoing efforts to address issues of equity and inclusion at the College.

Responsibilities include: Reports to the Chief Advancement and Strategy Officer of the College, and in close partnership with the Director of Marketing, the Director of Admissions assures ongoing strategic enrollment management to build a robust, sustained, and diverse College enrollment. The Director of Admissions provides day-to-day leadership and management of all Admissions functions, including counseling and conversion, data management and analysis, enrollment partnerships, and recruitment strategy. In addition to supervision of admissions counselors and admissions operations staff, the Director of Admissions works in close collaboration with the Director of Financial Aid, the Registrar, and Academic Program Directors. Core initial priorities include thorough implementation of Slate Admissions data and operations software, development and implementation of enrollment partnerships, and strengthening conversion strategies.

Minimum Qualifications: 5-10 years of experience in admissions leadership and 2-5 years of experience as an admissions counselor or similar role. Additionally, an excellent understanding of current admissions operations practices, an ability to apply data and data reporting to regularly adjust operational and strategic priorities, and experience with developing and tending enrollment partnerships is required. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Slate admissions software, have a proven ability for productive and collegial partnerships with other directors, and possess excellent supervision and problem-solving skills. The Admissions Director must have a genuine personal commitment to social justice, inclusion, and equity with regard to race, disability, class, religion, national origin, marital/civil union status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran/uniformed service status, disability, and other legally-protected classifications.

Goddard College is a low-residency college with three locations in the United States: Plainfield, Vermont; Port Townsend, Washington; and Seattle, Washington. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With predecessor institutions dating to 1863, Goddard College was founded in 1938 as an experimental and non-traditional educational institution based on the ideas of John Dewey: that experience and education are intricately linked. Goddard College operates on an intensive low-residency model. Each student designs his or her own curriculum and the college uses a student self-directed, mentored system in which faculty issue narrative evaluations of student's progress instead of grades. The intensive low-residency model requires students to come to campus every six months for approximately eight days when students engage in a variety of activities and lectures from early morning until late in the evening and create detailed study plans. During the semester students study independently, sending in "packets" to their faculty mentors every three weeks. The content of the packets varies with each individual, but focuses on research, writing, and reflection related to each student's individualized study plan. Goddard offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), along with several other concentrations and Licensures. including Psychology, and Education. It enrolls approximately 500 students, 30% of whom are undergraduates.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To learn more, click: https://www.goddard.edu/about-goddard/employment-opportunities/

Application Due Date: Position open until filled

Salary: $61,000

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community and capable of creating change. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.