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Director of Transfer Admission

Concordia University Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Director of Transfer Admission. This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and is located in River Forest, Illinois.

Responsibilities/Primary Duties:

  • Provides leadership for all initiatives associated with the recruitment of undergraduate transfer students and attainment of institutional enrollment goals
  • Provides leadership and direct supervision of the Transfer Admission Counselor and the Articulation and Credit Evaluation Specialist
  • Develops and implements partnership programs with external institutions and organizations to support enrollment of transfer students
  • Works directly with prospective transfer students in navigating the college selection process to achieve all goals associated with attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling the entering class of undergraduate transfer students
  • Directs special programs and coordination of participation in events targeted to the transfer student population
  • Manages an assigned territory and all related travel to community colleges and transfer college fairs throughout the State of Illinois to achieve assigned enrollment goals
  • Provides oversight of the community college visit and transfer college fair schedule, as well as planning and coordination of special transfer initiatives
  • Collaborates extensively with other departmental and university staff to fulfill a variety of roles related to departmental leadership, programming and functions
  • Must be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago
  • Must profess values congruent with the teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets: The Director of Transfer Admission must:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, including presentation skills and experience in use of electronic and social media
  • Provide leadership for other unit staff and those under direct supervision
  • Maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm when working with prospective students
  • Demonstrate superior organizational and project management skills
  • Be capable of managing a recruitment territory and supporting all traditional undergraduate student recruitment as needed
  • Exhibit proven skills in working with a wide range of constituents in an increasingly diverse student environment
  • Improve work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information and providing leadership to department staff
  • Ensure that all communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Exhibit a superior service mentality toward all students, families, colleagues, and other constituents.
  • Possess expert proficiency in use of all unit technology
  • Display flexibility and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as frequently required

Minimum Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 6-7 years of progressively responsible experience in admission at a regionally accredited higher education institution, preferably working with transfer students
  • Demonstrated experience and competency collaborating with external constituents to develop partnerships supporting the enrollment of transfer students
  • Successful experience managing other professionals, ensuring achievement of performance and enrollment objectives

Education Requirements:

Master's Degree in communications, business, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university required

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities–Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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