Director of Enrollment
Director of Enrollment
Luther College invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations of candidates in its search for a new Director of Enrollment. In the candidate of choice, Luther seeks a creative, dynamic, and collaborative leader with a desire to serve an energetic destination college community.
Ranked among the country’s finest liberal arts colleges, Luther is a Phi Beta Kappa campus of approximately 2,000 students and has been nationally recognized for its engaging Paideia program, the number of students awarded prestigious Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships, and the percentage of students who study abroad. Luther’s identity as a college in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA) and its membership in the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU) mark it as a community that is both rooted and open. Neither sectarian nor secular, Luther College shapes lives of meaning and purpose in service to the neighbor.
Luther College’s central campus is situated on nearly 200 acres of limestone bluff country, and in the heart of Decorah, a warm and vibrant town. With a population of 8,000, Decorah offers plentiful recreation, a charming downtown with numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, an independent bookstore, and a nationally recognized museum of Norwegian-American culture, natural beauty, and a close-knit community—all while providing the conveniences of a city many times its size. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named Decorah High School a top high school in Iowa. Decorah was also featured in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual list of the 20 best small towns to visit in America, as well as being named on Forbes’ “America’s Prettiest Towns” list and the 2015 Best Choice Reviews list of the 50 best small towns in America. Traveliowa.com has Decorah appearing on 10 different “top location” lists. In 2020, Thrillist named Decorah “The Must-Visit Small Town” in Iowa.
The Director of Enrollment will provide leadership in all aspects of enrollment management to support the College’s mission and meet its strategic goals. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director will serve as an important College partner with key responsibilities for recruiting and enrolling a talented and diverse student body. The Director will lead and mentor a dedicated staff in the office of admission and will work closely with the office of financial aid and with the Office of Marketing and Communications. In addition, the Director will engage faculty, staff, coaches, current students, families, alumni, and members of the Board of Regents in strategic enrollment planning, student outreach, financial aid programming, and various other areas to enhance and encourage student recruitment and retention.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in enrollment and have the requisite experience to lead and develop the admissions team. A Master’s degree is preferred.
The full position description is available at www.storbecksearch.com/active-searches/.
Please send all nominations and applications to:
Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner
Ms. Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate
Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.
Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.