The Executive Director/Director of Admission provides strategic leadership and vision to the Office of Admission to enable the University to attract, recruitand enroll undergraduate students. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the individual will lead a team of 13 staff members and implement an efficient, proactive, collaborative, team based recruitment function. The Executive Director/Director is a highly visible and effective spokesperson for the University and must articulate the benefits and values of the campus community to a variety of constituents. The Executive Director/Director has lead responsibility for developing and implementing the University’s recruitment plan, overseeing its successful execution, and monitoring and assessing the plan to ensure the University meets its stated enrollment goals in support of the strategic plan.
1.Develop and implement an innovative, proactive and strategic approach to new student recruitment and enrollment efforts by overseeing the overall operation of the Office of Admission.
2.Provide supervisory oversight, leadership and direction to the Office of Admission and its team members by cultivating and developing talented team members by managing all functions including the hiring, training, on-boarding, performance management and professional development of the staff.
3.Provide oversight and chair the admission application review and evaluation process for first-year, transfer and international applicants by aligning the file reviewprocess with the best practice models for holistic admission.
4.In collaboration with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid, internally develop, oversee and assess strategic financial aidallocation and its impact on recruitment/enrollment trends.
5.Collaborate with Marketing and Communications on all recruitment marketing activities and initiatives including the development of recruitment publications, enrollment communications, social media activities, admission websites, etc.
6.Collaborate with other offices on campus, Marketing and Communications, Financial Aid,Residence Life, Registrar, Student Success, and Athletics to serve the needs of prospective students.
7.Develop and monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment and enrollment strategies, yield management, predictive modeling and operational effectiveness.
8.Develop an in-depth knowledge about DelVal, the academic and extracurricular programs and articulate these messages to prospective students, families, guidance counselors and the community.
9.Strategically and responsibly manage the budget dollars assigned to the Office of Admission.
10.Represent Delaware Valley University at college fairs, high schools, and other off-campus events.
11.Build relationships with parents, guidance counselors, and DelVal academic departments and other constituents of the Admission Office.
12.Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The above job responsibilities are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·Knowledgeable about the best practices and emerging trends in student recruitment, enrollment management and emerging trends in higher education
·Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to speak publicly and communicate effectively
·Possess high energy, enthusiasm and strong interpersonal and customer/student service skills
·Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
·Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimal supervision
·Determination to meet recruitment/enrollment goals
·Strong team building, analytical, administrative and organizational ability
·Excellent interpersonal skills
·Ability to work as part of a team and also work independently without supervision
·Ability to work with students, parents, college staff and administrators, faculty
·Ability and willingness for overnight travel
·Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
·Proficient and knowledgeable in the usage of computer based programs, recruitment CRM systems, admission management data programs, Microsoft Office products, and other technologies
·Minimum 10 years of recruitment/enrollment experience with at least 5 years of increasing responsibility and management/leadership experience
·Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
·Valid Driver’s License
Working Conditions/Frequently Used Tools:
·Office or computer room
·Alternative Work Schedules
·Typically sitting at a desk or table
·Travel (<200 mi/month) during the peak recruitment seasons of September –November/March - May
·Occasional lifting 50 lbs. or less
Delaware Valley University reserves the right to revise, change or modify job responsibilities and position qualifications as the need arises.This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
Internal Number: 1312
About Delaware Valley University
Delaware Valley University is an independent, nonprofit university located in the charming town of Doylestown, Pa. Originally an agricultural college, DelVal was founded in 1896 and has grown into an academically rigorous interdisciplinary college dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. As our founder, Joseph Krauskopf once said, we take "science with practice" seriously. Today, our more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to our mission to provide a functional learning environment for our students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several of our fields of study.
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