The Director of Admissions provides strategic leadership and oversight to the Office of Admissions. This position is responsible for collaborating with the vice president for admissions and marketing to formulate, recommend, design and manage the implementation of enrollment plans and to achieve annual recruitment targets, in keeping with established College admissions priorities.
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics: commitment to fostering a culturally diverse environment; a desire to empower others; a strong sense of justice and a commitment to act with integrity; adaptability and an appreciation for novel approaches to dealing with challenges.
Direct the strategic planning and implementation of the College’s admissions efforts.
Attract, develop, motivate and retain talented employees. Identify performance trends, encourage professional growth opportunities, and deliver individual and team feedback through coaching.
Work closely with other departments to ensure new students receive exceptional service, fostering trust and cooperation between the Office of Admissions and other departments.
Ensure compliance with all government and accreditation requirements in admissions. Monitor department and staff compliance with applicable regulations and standards throughout all aspects of the enrollment process, including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Prepare and manage departmental budget.
Conduct audits to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of departmental records, and efficiency of operations.
Demonstrated ability to achieve results through directing the activities of others and individual/team motivation.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to assess and challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively interact with various constituencies of the college, both internal and external.
Ability to persuade, market and sell new ideas.
Proven ability to manage/implement projects and contribute to concept development.
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in higher education admissions, with progressive increase in responsibility.
Demonstrated experience effectively managing a team of people, with specific experience in hiring, training, building teams, coaching, and managing performance.
Graduate degree in a related field
Working knowledge of Google Apps
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College
Covenant College is a four-year, residential college offering degree programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and in pre-professional disciplines. Covenant is one of only five members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that are ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the only one of those located in the South (one of the more demographically vibrant regions of the country). The College boasts outstanding outcomes, both academically (94% of graduates who attend graduate school are enrolled in their first- or second-choice graduate program; recent placements include Columbia Law, NYU Law, Georgetown Law, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, the University of Virginia’s School of Public Policy, Duke Medical School, Washington University Medical School, Cal-Berkeley’s PhD program in Economics) and spiritually (96% of graduates report that they remain committed to the Christian faith, and 95% report that they are members or regular attenders of a local church). Covenant is the college of the Presbyterian Church in America, standing squarely in the midst of a tradition that values deeply the redeeming work... of Jesus Christ in the lives of his people and the theological commitments of the Reformed tradition. The College is located on a stunningly beautiful, mountaintop campus and is adjacent to the vibrant city of Chattanooga, which was rated by Outside Magazine in 2016 as the Best Town Ever for those who love the outdoors and was described by President Barack Obama as a “tornado of innovation” for its dynamic startup scene.