Director of Admission, Professional and Graduate Studies
Warner Pacific University
August 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Administrative Careers - Admissions/Registrar
4 Year Degree
Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, Liberal Arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Director of Admission is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. This role is responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the Professional and Graduate Studies Admissions department, directly supervises the admission staff and actively participates as an admission team member calling on and enrolling new students.
Develop and implement recruitment and marketing plans, publications and advertising campaigns. Prepare and manage the department budget. Develop and implement strategies, in collaboration with academic departments, to attract students to build under-subscribed programs.
This position requires strong leadership and management skills, along with the ability to motivate, mentor and coach admissions team members. The right candidate must be willing to roll up their sleeves and lead the team by example.
In collaboration with the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing (VPEM), develop and implement a strategic recruitment plan to ensure the University’s enrollment goals are met.
Analyze and interpret historical and current data, seeking trends and identifying areas for growth, change and further investigation/research.
Advise and inform the VPEM in regards to key indicators in the data and provide insight for determining short and long term institutional goals.
Supervise the PGS Admission staff.
Develop and manage the annual budget for the Professional and Graduate Studies Admission Office.
Coordinate and evaluate admission events and strategies including program effectiveness, assess outcomes, determine cost analyses, and develop improved programming to achieve enrollment goals.
Advise students of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid and scholarship information, student standards, etc.
Review admission applications and evaluate credentials. Work with the Admission Review Committee to assess admission decisions.
Develop plans and strategies for effective working relationships with other university departments, both administrative and academic.
Recruit students in line with the University goals – including travel, personal interviews, correspondence and telephone communication.
Be present in the office on a daily basis (unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.)
Abide by NACAC and NACCAP Principles of Good Practice.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Adhere to University policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Exhibits commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in higher education enrollment, marketing, or sales.
History of meeting and exceeding goals (enrollment/sales/revenue)
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to adapt and work effectively in a varied-paced or fast-paced environment.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Excellent self-motivation, written communication skills, and the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
Skill in effective oral communication and public presentations.
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet.
Master’s degree preferred.
CRM knowledge and experience.
Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references.
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific University is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world.