Assistant Dean of Enrollment for Graduate Studies & Adult Education

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University is currently accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Dean of Enrollment for Graduate Studies and Adult Education.

Responsibilities: The assistant dean 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 assistant dean 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:

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.

Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is 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.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.


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