Director of Enrollment for Graduate Studies & Adult Education
The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University is currently accepting applications for a full-time Director of Enrollment for Graduate Studies and Adult Education.
Responsibilities: The director is responsible for strategic leadership and operational management of graduate and adult program enrollment efforts. In partnership with others, this position develops marketing, recruitment, and admission forecasting of enrollment for graduate and adult programs. The director oversees and manages the enrollment team and works closely with program directors, ensuring enrollment goals are met.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree and minimum of 3 years of experience in admissions, enrollment, retention, or student services. Experience coordinating efforts and collaborating across multiple departments including face to face, hybrid, and online. Preference will be given to someone with at least 5 years of experience working in admissions, recruitment, or enrollment management in a post-secondary setting or marketing experience; an established track record of meeting enrollment targets; and experience managing a CRM and online management providers.
Skills and Characteristics: Professional-level communication skills and the ability to communicate successfully with various constituencies, including external contacts; well-developed marketing skills, including the ability to develop and refine marketing strategies to fit specific programs; a strong understanding of how to leverage social media, the web, and internet marketing to enhance enrollment; strong project and time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; management style that encourages collaboration and teamwork; knowledge of the best practices in graduate and adult student enrollment; working knowledge of graduate financial aid practices; expert computer proficiency; exceptional administrative and team building skills; outstanding written and oral communication skills; evidence of entrepreneurial strength, strategic thinking, innovative attitude, strong business acumen, fiscal accountability, and willingness to experiment; ability to function independently on complex issues; committed to demonstrating the importance and intricacies related to diversity as it relates to graduate enrollment and higher education as a whole; understanding of compliance and regulations related to higher education, the graduate admissions process and the graduate enrollment process; established track record of conceiving, developing, and implementing innovative, high quality, and financially successful strategic enrollment plans (on ground, online, hybrid) for adult learners.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18285
Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee; they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.