Director of Admissions - Anaheim and San Diego Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Anaheim, CA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment

Job Details

Job location: Anaheim, CA - San Diego, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-16
Req: R0006239
Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Director of Admission will be an articulate, organized, dynamic, and enthusiastic team player. Excellent organizational and management skills are necessary.The responsibilities will include those principal duties listed below.

Principal Duties:

  • Responsible for meeting enrollment goals, training counselors, and recruiting a qualified class.

  • Provide direct supervision, planning, inspiration, and motivation to the Office of Admission.

  • Responsible for engaging in and mentoring others in best practices to contribute to the team’s overall success.

  • Collaborate with University leadership to create a marketing plan that will continue The Chicago School’s rise as a leading institution in professional psychology. This will include specific strategies to build The Chicago School’s diversity, and develop new markets.

  • Act as primary liaison to lead faculty/department chairs regarding enrollment goals, admission decisions, as well as engaging them in the recruitment process.

  • Build relationships, and closely communicate with institutional directors, especially accounting, student finance, student services, admission operations and international student services.

  • Develop strategies for timely reading of applications, files, communicating with students, and the proper selection of students.

  • Manage, coordinate, conduct and analyze all weekly, monthly and annual admission reports (including monthly and annual reports from admission events and recruitment efforts).

  • Monitor and manage the Admissions team and individual performance and provide monthly assessments and trainings.

  • Maintain knowledge of all TCSPP programs and requirements.

  • Coordinate and execute all aspects of recruitment including:professional conferences, fairs, PsiChi, community organizations, and website.

  • Oversee all updating of letters and the execution of all mailings.

  • Provide, manage and produce weekly, monthly and yearly applicant, inquiry, and enrollment reports.

  • Responsible for counselor development in terms of overall contribution to the team and readiness for advancement.

  • Assist in developing yearly admission strategic plan and recruitment calendar.

  • Assist in recruitment efforts by attending events, meeting with prospective students, parents, college academic programs, professional organizations, and alumni in support of enrollment.

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with Academic Program Directors, Financial Services, Facilities, Student Services, and Registrar to coordinate efforts in purchasing, events, admission, and communication for the office and recruitment efforts.

  • Manage Admission budget (spending) as well as create annual budget with the Campus Dean.

  • Maintain and ensure website is current and flows properly.

  • Works directly with prospective students through the admissions process, as needed.

  • Position requires some evening and weekend duties.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Principal Admission Counselor Duties as Needed:

  • Establishes and maintains contact with prospective students throughout the admissions cycle in a timely and professional manner.

  • Completes a high level of outbound calls per day to reach prospective students in a timely manner

  • Clearly articulates the mission and value of TCSPP to prospective students.

  • Conducts personal consultations to qualify prospective students on their educational goals and interests, to explain available academic programs, to advise them on admission requirements, and to ensure that all admission paperwork is completed properly. Provides more in-depth consultations for undecided students.

  • Produce weekly applicant and inquiry reports.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent public speaking, strong writing skills, and effective organizational and planning capabilities are necessary.

  • Experience in staff management, as well as event planning/coordination is preferred.

  • Computer skills including word processing, database management and Power Point (experience with CampusVue and Salesforce is a plus.)

  • Must be able to represent, recruit, and work within a diverse community.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of five years’ admissions experience with progressive growth in leadership roles.

  • Valid driver’s license and personal car are necessary.

  • For internal applicants, must have been in Associate Director level position at TCSPP for at least two years with “Exceeds Expectations” on most recent performance review.

  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends are required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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