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Online Enrollment Manager

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Position Purpose:

The Online Enrollment Manager supports learning by providing data entry and admissions support for the online student population and serving as an admissions officer on the online enrollment team. This position maintains the integrity and accuracy of enrollment data for potential online students.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Reviews admission files for acceptance to online programs at Aurora University.
  • Coordinates day-to-day operations and Slate file management for the online enrollment team.
  • Oversees the new student progression plans and transfer credit evaluation process.
  • Participates in AU Online enrollment meetings.
  • Trains online enrollment and advising teams.
  • Provides training and support to the Online Enrollment Specialist(s).
  • Develops queries, reports, and email mailings in Slate.
  • Creates and improves efficiencies in processes for the online enrollment team.
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure that AU Online student records are accurate and updated as needed.
  • Assists the Associate Dean with additional tasks as required.

  • Essential Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
    • 2-3 years of experience in online higher education preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
    • Strong organization and attention to detail.
    • Strong data entry skills.
    • Ability to work with a small team in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with remote support teams.
    • Experience with spreadsheet and word processing software, Microsoft Professional suite preferred.
    • Experience with Ellucian's Colleague and Slate systems preferred.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Sitting, standing, moving about campus, and computer use.
    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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