Duties: The Director of Admissions is a senior leader at the college who will work closely with the Vice President of Enrollment on the Annapolis campus to develop and implement a successful admissions strategy for the college as a whole. With the Vice President of Enrollment, the role includes oversight of freshman and transfer recruitment, selection, and yield on both campuses, as well as graduate recruitment and yield on both campuses. The Director will have also have significant autonomy in the management of the admissions staff based on the Santa Fe campus. Responsible for Strategizing, developing, and implementing marketing, communications, and recruitment materials for prospective students. Focusing on recruitment strategy for the Santa Fe campus. Hires, trains, motivates, and manages the admission staff in Santa Fe. Directly supervises Associate Directors of Admissions in Santa Fe. Oversees day-to-day operations within the Santa Fe office and coordinates operation with the Annapolis office. Chairs the Santa Fe admissions committee and, in conjunction with the Dean of the College, makes final decisions on admissions files. Serves as an impassioned spokesperson and representative for the college and curriculum with both internal and external constituencies. Travels on behalf of the college to recruit students and raise the college’s visibility. Produces and manages the campus admissions budget. Serves as a member of the Santa Fe financial aid committee. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for meeting enrollment goals as determined by the Vice President of Enrollment. Work collaboratively with other members of the enrollment team, including the Vice President, Directors of Financial Aid, and Associate Directors of Admissions, and with the Communications Office, on both campuses. Build positive relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, and students who assist in the admissions process. Use data to inform all decision making. Stay aware of admissions and market trends and using this data to inform decision making. Meet regularly with the Presidents of the College, Deans of the College, Vice President of Enrollment, and Directors of Financial Aid. Develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the college’s mission and collaborate with others in the college to contribute to the college community as a whole.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of admissions practices and processes for recruitment and selection. In addition, the candidate will have demonstrated outstanding ability in a leadership or supervisory role. Be comfortable analyzing and using data, ideally having experience with Slate or another CRM. Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. Hold a deep understanding and appreciation for St. John’s mission. Have high energy, worth ethic, and collaborative instincts. Own an appreciation for people of diverse backgrounds in the workplace, community, and applicant pool. Bring an imagination and creativity that breaks the bureaucratic mold found at other institutions.
Status: Full-time, exempt position at 35 hours per week.
To Apply: Send resume, letter of intent and a list of professional references to email@example.com. Resume packets will be accepted until interviews begin.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in college admissions or a related field.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About St. John's College
This is an exciting moment for St. John’s. The college recently announced a $300 million capital campaign that has allowed the college to reduce tuition from over $52,000 to $35,000. The college has appeared in the press no fewer than 250 times during 2018 and notably was featured in the New York Times for the distinctiveness of the curriculum. St. John’s is often considered the most intellectually rigorous liberal arts education in America, with a particular emphasis on civil discourse in the classroom and community. The admissions office has energized leadership eager to make changes that benefit enrollment at the college on both campuses. As a result of recent efforts, the applicant pool at St. John’s has grown substantially since 2015.