Supervisor: Vice President – Marketing & College Communications
The Director of Admissions is responsible for leading the recruitment and admissions efforts of Illinois Central College. This position provides leadership and supervisory responsibility for the College’s overall student recruitment and admissions efforts including contributing to the strategic enrollment management plan. This position will also work to guide and convert first-time applicants into enrolled students and coordinates efforts with Enrollment Services personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Sets application goals in conjunction with student services, marketing and workforce development. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the admissions procedures of credit programs to meet or exceed those goals. Maintains a quarterly recruitment report; oversees all aspects of student admissions working in conjunction with financial aid assistance, scholarship applications, early college enrollment and any necessary process to ensure student enrollment; coordinates outreach activities in conjunction with marketing to promote the College. Cultivates relationships with area high schools, as well as with organizations where non-traditional student markets may be found in coordination with workforce and community impact; creates, implements and evaluates the College’s recruitment and admissions plan; compiles, interprets, and uses appropriate data as a basis for decision-making in developing recruitment strategies; prepares, monitors, and follows the department budget; coordinates with the assistance of the admissions representatives recruitment events such as College Night, Campus Visit Days, and ad hoc college tours; manages the daily operations of the Admissions Office, including supervision of the admissions representatives; provides leadership on selection and employ technology and strategies to generate and grow student inquiries and applications; develops, implements, oversees, and evaluates the pre-college advising function within the Admissions Office; works collaboratively with academic programs and the College community in achieving recruitment goals; collaborates with the rest of the marketing department in the development and implementation of social media strategies, digital promotion, and traditional promotion in outreach efforts toward prospective students; participates in appropriate professional development; trains admissions department staff as appropriate; and performs related duties as required.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and at least three years’ experience in admissions or a related field. Demonstrated experience of positive and proactive approaches in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, managing projects, leading teams through collaboration, and implementing efficiencies and effectiveness using technology. Knowledge of assessment and tests used for course placement. Quality written and verbal communication skills. Availability work some evenings and weekends. Experience with a variety of computer software programs. Knowledge and facility with multiple social media. Knowledge and ability to use digital presentation media and equipment. Experience and/or familiarity with Illinois Articulation Agreement, College Navigator, College Scorecard, and other external resources students use in decision-making. Valid Illinois Driver’s License.
Experience in college admissions functions; demonstrated public speaking experience; demonstrated presentation development and delivery experience; experience in sales or customer service; experience in community college recruitment and/or retention activities or personnel recruitment in other industries; Master’s degree in education, public relations, communications, or related fields.
Qualified individuals interested in this position should apply online at www.icc.edu/jobs A cover letter, current resume and college transcripts must be provided with the online application. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is selected. Final candidate(s) will be required to complete a drug screen, physical and background check
In 1966 the citizens of Central Illinois voted to create the district that became Illinois Central College, a public comprehensive community college. Today the ICC district covers 2,322 square miles and serves 38 high schools. In any given semester, the college offers more than 1,900 classes. Since the beginning, ICC has touched more than 450,000 lives. One out of every four graduating high school... students within the District comes to ICC. Every year we award approximately 1,800 certificates and degrees. With each degree or certificate we confer we create a small ripple of change for the better in our world. As our mission says, Through learning, minds change. We believe by changing minds, we can change the world.