Director of Admissions
Director of Admissions
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions will provide leadership for the planning and execution of the strategic plan to achieve annual and long-range enrollment goals for undergraduate and graduate programs. The Director supervises a staff of eleven and is responsible for developing and managing recruitment outreach for a successful enrollment cycle. This includes coordination of events, travel and relationships with high schools, colleges, prospective students and their parents. The Director is expected to: develop strategies and test assumptions in building enrollment models that assure continued success in attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating a student body of exceptional talent.
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Documented leadership in a progressive management role in admissions in higher education is required. An understanding of best practices in enrollment marketing and data-driven decision making and demonstrated success in an admissions role is expected. Superior oral, written, presentation, organizational and analytical skills are essential. Must possess the ability to work well with Dominican College faculty, administrators and staff and provide effective supervision and mentoring of staff. The demonstrated capacity to work autonomously with a high level of initiative and confidence, and ability to work collaboratively with high schools and two-year institutions will be expected of the director. Experience with a CRM, especially slate, and Jenzabar is a plus. Applicants must be committed to the mission of Dominican College which promotes educational excellence, leadership and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community and its needs.
Dominican College, a small, private institution located in the historic Hudson Valley is approximately 20 miles north of New York City. With a student population of approximately 2,100, Dominican College’s heritage stresses the value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement. It offers an array of degree opportunities in the liberal arts and a variety of nationally accredited graduate/undergraduate professional programs.