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The University of Indianapolis seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and strategic leader to serve as its new Director of Admission. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admission will work to shape the development of the University's undergraduate outreach, recruitment, and yield strategies; create admission policies and procedures; and manage the day-to-day operations of the admissions office.

The new Director serves as a key member of the enrollment leadership team to develop strategies and initiatives designed to secure and strengthen the University’s position with prospective students, families, and secondary school partners. The ideal candidate will be a data-informed thought partner with an understanding of regional trends and markets with a demonstrated track record of success in college admissions.

Direct reports to the Director include:
  • Associate Director of Admissions Operations
  • Senior Associate Director of Admissions (Student Visits & Programming)
  • Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (Recruitment & Outreach)
Company Description

Become a Greyhound! The University of Indianapolis is a private, liberal arts university and home to a close-knit community of more than 700 faculty and staff supporting 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students on our main campus. We offer an inclusive work environment where your individual contributions will be recognized and rewarded and the University’s motto, “Education for Service,” provides the foundation for all our work.

Situated on 65 acres in the University Heights neighborhood and just minutes from downtown Indianapolis , UIndy’s campus is close to all of the cultural, shopping, sports, and recreational amenities you’d expect in the 13th-largest city in the United States. Want to cheer on your Hounds when they play their rivals in the Great Lakes Valley Conference? UIndy employees and their families enjoy free admission to home sporting events, and many arts and cultural events on campus are free for employees as well. The University is proud to offer a competitive total rewards package, including a generous time off policy, ensuring you can enjoy your time outside of work as you wish.

If you’re interested in joining our dynamic environment and experiencing hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

Benefits
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 403B
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Accruals
  • Paid Holiday time and additional University days off
  • Employee Discounts & Services
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site.

Qualifications- Director of Admissions
  • Demonstrated successes in leading complex strategic initiatives and translating high aspirations into achievable and measurable goals and accomplishments;
  • An understanding of best practices in admissions for mid-size, private universities;
  • Experience using data to identify and assess the effectiveness of admission policies and practices;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including prospective students and their families;
  • Proven ability to develop rapport and work collaboratively with faculty to identify and articulate the outcomes of the UIndy experience in order to effectively recruit and enroll students;
  • Effectively balance high-level strategic thinking with hands-on engagement in daily activities;
  • Evidence of creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and identities;
  • Experience with the Slate CRM or other similar CRM used in admissions and recruitment.
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Five years of admissions experience showing progressive advancement leading recruitment efforts required
Responsibilities- Director of Admissions
  • Champion the work of the admissions team and inspire an environment of shared institutional responsibility for enrollment across the entire UIndy campus.
  • Set expectations, provide clear direction, and create a space that encourages staff to operate at the highest level.
  • Play a critical role in the development and execution of a strategic enrollment management plan that aligns with UIndy’s mission and vision.
  • Implement enrollment practices and policies that acknowledge shifting state, and regional demographic trends and changing student enrollment behaviors.
  • Partner with Marketing to evaluate the effectiveness of the University’s current efforts to increase its visibility among prospective students and identify new platforms and strategies for reaching students in UIndy’s traditional and emerging markets.
  • Collect and analyze data to develop benchmarks, metrics, timelines, and best practices to measure progress toward admission goals and aspirations.
  • Engage campus partners in a University-wide effort to attract and enroll UIndy students.
  • Ensure that the University maintains strong connections with its traditional feeder high schools and continues to cultivate partnerships with high schools and community programs in emerging markets.

Company

University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private United Methodist Church-affiliated university in Indianapolis, Indiana

Since opening our doors in 1902, the University of Indianapolis has been building a culture of connectedness with a unique emphasis on giving back through service-learning and volunteer work. As an academic ecosystem interconnected with the city of Indianapolis, here, you’re surrounded with myriad opportunities, including museums, music, culture, service, and more ways to grow and emerge greater. 

At UIndy, personal attention isn't just for students. You'll find a family-like atmosphere where coworkers quickly become friends, and colleagues provide support and encouragement both on the job and off. Combine that great environment with outstanding education benefits and an array of insurance coverage, vacation time and other perks, and you've got a workplace that is hard to beat.

Personal attention and applied learning are top priorities at UIndy. Just as you encourage your students' academic growth, UIndy supports your career growth and research pursuits. Plus, we're just 10 minutes from downtown, so you'll enjoy the many cultural and entertainment opportunities Indianapolis has to offer.

 

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