Kettering University seeks a strategic, successful, and collaborative leader and mentor as their Director of Enrollment. The Director will join Kettering’s newly invigorated enrollment leadership team, demonstrating both wisdom and creativity in the recruitment of a robust and diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. In addition to a deep appreciation for the intense academic curriculum, the Director will share a passion for Kettering’s authentically unique cooperative education program in which students gain extensive, professional experience beginning their first year, and throughout there is equal emphasis paid to classroom and laboratory learning and work experience. The Director will lead the admissions team in understanding and articulating the hallmarks of Kettering’s educational experience, as well as the benefits and exceptional outcomes enjoyed by Kettering graduates.
NES, a higher education search firm specializing in enrollment management searches, is assisting Kettering University in their search for a Director of Enrollment. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Catherine Capolupo (email@example.com), Laura Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Napier (email@example.com). To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter regarding your interest in the Director of Enrollment position at Kettering University, and 3) contact information for five professional references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For best consideration, submit materials by June 20, 2023; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in the late summer or early fall of 2023. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted.
Kettering University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Kettering University is deeply committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, disability, religion, height, weight, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions except where religion, sex, or age are bona fide job-related employment requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, this role requires a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible admissions/enrollment experience. An advanced degree is preferred as is previous experience in STEM recruitment initiatives.
In addition, the Director must demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and abilities.
A record of dynamic, collaborative, proactive, and visionary enrollment leadership, a sincere desire to work in concert with others in the achievement of institutional goals, and a history of meeting or exceeding enrollment targets and goals.
Demonstrated success in creating, building, and evaluating innovative and creative recruitment strategies and admission programs to anticipate and reflect the evolving marketplace and respond to the changing needs of students and families.
Proven ability to establish and articulate a compelling vision and lead collaborative change in concert with team members and campus partners.
Capacity to lead gracefully under pressure in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple projects and competing priorities, demonstrating exceptional organization and good judgment, prioritizing a variety of responsibilities, and working efficiently and collaboratively within and across teams.
A confident, self-directed enrollment leader with a clear understanding of demographic trends, expectations of students and families, and shifting consumer perceptions and behaviors across marketing, admission and higher educational costs.
Excellent technology skills, expertise in leveraging the features of a CRM (Target X SalesForce), and experience in business process analysis to improve efficiency, access to data, communication, and the student experience.
Experienced in using data to monitor progress, inform plans, identify challenges and opportunities, and lead others in taking strategic and tactical action; ability to train others in the use of data, developing a culture of access and transparency in data-informed decision-making.
Past success in developing data-driven, compelling, impactful multi-channel communication plans.
Experience supervising, managing, training, and motivating a diverse team of admissions officers and administrative support staff, with a commitment to developing a highly sophisticated team and dynamic culture of learning and development.
Supportive, approachable management style with a propensity to advocate for, motivate, and mentor a hard-working team and foster a culture of kindness, trust, and care.
A proven track record of excellence as an enrollment officer, with strong interpersonal communication, management, problem-solving, technical, fiscal, and collaborative leadership skills.
A commitment to fostering a culture that celebrates diversity.
An open collaborator with a shared vision of success, positive approach to problem solving, and an appreciation for the perspectives of others.
Demonstrated campus leadership in establishing enrollment management as a partner in meeting student needs, collaborating across divisions, and sharing information.
Demonstrated expertise in developing an authentic and compelling student visit experience.
Dynamic presenter with the ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of audiences including students, parents, counselors, alumni and community partners.
Ability to work jointly with students, alumni, administration, and faculty in promoting the mission of Kettering University.
A commitment to developing both internal and external relationships and a strong desire to participate and support the greater Kettering community, and its traditions, activities, and celebrations.
Positive, personable and relatable with a sense of humor and ability to nurture the ideas, contributions and growth of others.
A sincere commitment to Kettering University Values: Respect, Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, and Excellence.
NES (formerly Napier Executive Search) specializes in senior level enrollment management searches for post-secondary institutions. Established in 2014, the firm's search consultants bring extensive experience in enrollment management positions along with knowledge of today's employment landscape. Calling on our past experience in higher education enrollment roles and extensive sales and consultative experience with deans, directors and vice presidents across multiple states and regions, we nurture connections with enrollment professionals.