Director of Admissions - Georgia College & State University

As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, Georgia College combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships. Georgia College offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities Located in Milledgeville, Georgia, the College is committed to providing an expansive undergraduate educational experience, excellence in graduate education, through challenging and innovative teaching. Giving students opportunities for community engagement and preparation for leadership, Georgia College seeks its next Director of Admissions to bring future responsible leaders capable of affective positive social change in a pluralistic world. Responsibilities and Qualifications As part of a dynamic enrollment management team, the Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and supervises a diverse staff of fourteen. The Director provides results-oriented leadership of the undergraduate admissions team and assisting in graduate recruitment efforts to support the College’s mission and strategic enrollment goals. The Director will be responsible for: • Successfully identifying, recruiting and enrolling a diverse and academically talented class of students in established and new markets, particularly outside the State of Georgia • Building partnerships with College community to increase and enhance graduate admissions • Leading integrated strategic enrollment planning, recruitment management and operational execution • Assisting in the strategic enrollment goals for enriching the academic profile, diversity and student financial assistance • Providing leadership, direction, research and planning in formulating recruitment strategies for target markets • Connecting and building strong partnerships with the broader College community to promote a liberal arts education • Instituting current best practices, including integrated marketing and branding, enrollment management systems and web-based recruitment systems • Committing to fostering a global perspective • Leading and managing staff in the execution of goals by creating a supportive and collaborative environment for success and professional development • Promoting a commitment to customer service and dedication to student support and success • Developing an evolving operations department to meet the challenging needs of students, faculty and staff • Building a vision for Undergraduate Admissions • Overall marketing outreach, recruitment, admissions and enrollment Desired Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. • At least five year of experience in undergraduate higher education admissions or an equivalent field. • Thorough understanding of a liberal arts mission and education • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with internal and external constituents of various levels and diverse backgrounds • Ability to provide a high level of customer service, confidentiality and professionalism • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic direction and leadership • Strong commitment to personal and professional integrity, growth and development • Results oriented approach to work • Effective and broad communication skills Application Process Letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information for references) should be submitted to the search firm assisting Georgia College. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to August 1, 2014. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee: Laurie C. Wilder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director Porsha L. Williams, Vice President Erin Raines, J.D., Associate 770-804-1996 ext: 109 || GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.