Centre College, a selective liberal arts and sciences college in Danville, Kentucky, is seeking a collaborative, dynamic, and strategic Director of Admission. This experienced leader will bring a history of demonstrated success in undergraduate recruitment, a commitment to diversity, and an appreciation of the liberal arts. Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Director of Admission will lead and manage the daily operations of the Office of Admission. The director will serve as a senior advisor to the vice president on all admission matters and help to guide planning and implementation efforts for the recruitment and admission of a diverse and academically exceptional class.
To Apply Centre College is partnering with NES to identify a well-qualified professional to fill the position of Director of Admission. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Mary Napier or Laura Robinson or Robin Reynders. To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in Centre College, and 3) contact information for five professional references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For best assurance of full consideration, interested individuals should submit application materials no later than October 16, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted. Anticipated start date is January 202. Inquire with NES regarding questions about the position requirements and compensation.
As a fundamental policy and in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Centre College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in the administration of any of its education or employment policies. Centre College hires and promotes its employees and admits its students on the basis of merit, qualification, and character.
Qualifications, Skills, Abilities, and Characteristics The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. Additionally, this role requires a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible admission experience at the post-secondary level.
The Director should demonstrate the following skills, abilities, and characteristics:
Experience supervising, managing, developing, and motivating a diverse team of admission officers and administrative support staff.
Familiarity with and support of the mission of a selective liberal arts college along with the ability to speak persuasively about the value of the liberal arts in today’s context.
Ability to evaluate applicants within a holistic review process, chair admission committees, and make appropriate admission decisions.
Strong verbal, written, technical, fiscal, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
Ability to work jointly with the administration and faculty in promoting the mission of the College.
Confident leadership in matters regarding staff, training, budget, operations, and project assignments.
Expertise in current national best practices in admissions and experience with strategic planning and implementation efforts, including those that relate to the use of technology, improving publications and communications, and enhancing the student visitor experience.
Knowledge of current trends and issues in the national landscape of admission and financial aid.
Excellent communication skills with a wide range of audiences including students, parents, and counselors and the ability to adeptly manage both external and internal relationships.
Exceptional analytical and planning skills and, importantly, a sense of humor.
Ability to work under pressure, balancing problem solving and time-management skills; competency in prioritizing among the multiple and often competing needs of an active office.
Exceptional organizational, and superior judgment skills to complete work with accuracy and attention to detail.
An excellent understanding of the power of technology in admission work, including a knowledge of and experience maximizing a CRM; (familiarity with Slate Technolutions preferred).
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.