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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Fontbonne University has an immediate opening for a Director of Admission to lead the Office of Admission in recruiting and enrolling new undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management, Marketing & Communication, the Director of Admission is an experienced, skilled, and student-centered leader with significant expertise and experience in college admission trends and best practices. The Director ensures that Fontbonne effectively utilizes data, emerging technologies, and other tools to recruit and enroll new students.The successful Director of Admission displays exceptional administrative, managerial, and budgetary acumen, while also reflecting decisions and behaviors that directly contribute to the advancement of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Staff leadership and management: Lead the Office of Admission staff in executing student recruitment strategies and achieving recruitment and admission goals. Set clear priorities, provide effective and on-going training, and maintain a commitment to the mentoring of a diverse and talented staff and investment in their professional development.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion: Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within a diverse student population as well as with a range of professional staff, faculty, families, other university constituents, and external organizations.
Knowledge of the higher education landscape: Ability to formulate and shape strategic focus, thinking, and planning within the broader context of the state and national higher education landscape.
Change management: Achievement in fostering change management, process improvement, and the development and implementation of data-informed, effective, and efficient policies and processes.
Student centeredness: Commitment to the student populations that Fontbonne serves as well as the willingness to always put students first; genuine interest in engaging with students and serving as an advocate for student interests.
Ability to establish collaborative partnerships: Proven skill in fostering collaborative, consultative, and meaningful partnerships between enrollment services and university constituents.
Recruitment travel:Serve as a dynamic representative of Fontbonne University by participating in off-campus recruitment activities, conferences, and events that directly engage prospective students and families, high school counselors, community college staff, and other stakeholders. This will require periods of overnight travel, nights, and weekends.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Knowledge, skills and abilities critical to the performance of this position
Positive and collaborative attitude, with a high-level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
Strong relationship-builder who models the values of the University and Office of Admissions. Demonstrate a full commitment to the success of students in addition to a strong commitment and track-record of addressing issues of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrate mastery of territory management within the context of undergraduate student recruitment and yield.
Excellent organizational skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment. Open-minded and able to adapt to new ideas.
Self-starter, and can comfortably operate with ambiguity when facing problems and/or determining various courses of action.
Routinely utilizes data and industry best-practices to inform strategies and decisions. Collaborative and willing to champion the ideas of others.
Nimble in adjusting to change.
Detail-oriented and utilizes personalized approach to student recruitment. Strong written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Strong verbal communicator in both large group presentations and one-to-one conversations. Approachable and demonstrates strong listening skills.
Effective financial and organization management experience; resource allocation experience and the ability to address fiscal constraints collaboratively and creatively.
Education and Experience Required:
Seven or more years of experience in college/university admissions or related field.
At least three years of direct and progressive experience in undergraduate college admissions.
Valid driver's license required.
Education and Experience Preferred:
Master's degree in higher education, marketing, business, counseling, or related field.
Ten years or more of demonstrated success working in undergraduate admissions at an accredited, non-profit college or university with at least seven years of demonstrated success in the following areas of recruitment: undergraduate, traditionally underrepresented populations, recruitment, and yield event planning, and utilizing admission and/or CRM systems to manage recruitment communications and student engagement.
Demonstrated success working with underrepresented students and communities.
Demonstrated success in territory management.
Extensive experience reviewing admission applications, with a strong record of making and supporting admissions recommendations and decisions.
Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to efficiently review large numbers of applications, with consistent and solid judgment.
Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop individual staff with varying levels of experience.
Demonstrated success cultivating and managing positive and fruitful relationships with secondary school personnel, and community-based organizations.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references for consideration.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. More than 2,000 students annually benefit from the University?s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern. Other interesting facts include: Faculty: 279 (full and part-time); 75% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; Academic programs: 44 majors; 26 minors; 19 graduate programs.