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Director of Admissions

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, please submit application by August 28, 2017. Official transcripts required at time of hire. Provide of list of three professional references with current contact information.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Classification Title Director
Position's Functional Title Director of Admissions
Position Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary

The Director of Admissions is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of admission to Governors State University including recruitment and admission strategies designed to meet institutional enrollment goals for freshmen, transfer and graduate students. The Director will ensure a compelling and knowledgeable presentation of Governors State University to prospective students, parents, educators, and others; overseeing the evaluation of applications; leading, inspiring, and motivating a staff of professionals; and overseeing departmental technology use, publications, web, data collection, program/process evaluation, and departmental planning. The Director will work with graduate programs and the office of international services and their staff to ensure collaboration in the attainment of enrollment goals. The Director will manage the department personnel and operating budget. The Director supervises a department of approximately 20 professional personnel including three admission leaders responsible for recruiting, enrollment services/processing, and office/relationship management (events/outreach).

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree at an accredited college/university.

Three or more years of experience in a position of leadership specifically within college admission at a similarly accredited college/university (e.g., director/associate Director/Assistant Director level position with oversight of all or a significant portion of the admission operation).

Previous experience with relevant student information systems such as Ellucian/Colleague, Recruiter, Lexmark Imaging.

Supervisory experience of full time professional personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a field of study consistent with higher education administration, student affairs, or counseling.

Administrative experience at an accredited college or university in college admission and/or other areas of enrollment management/student affairs/academic affairs to extend years of experience in higher education to four plus in a related field.

Experience with constituents similar to those attending Governors State University (lower division students, transfer students/adult learners, diverse demographics).

Evidence of engagement in institutional and/or professional leadership beyond required for specific departmental responsibility (such as committee work, projects outside of admission, understanding of other professional areas of the institution such as classroom/faculty, financial aid, registrar, housing, marketing and/or engagement in professional associations through presenting, attending conferences and/or writing).

Experience working with both labor and non-labor affiliated personnel.

Evidence of data driven decision-making.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please submit application by August 28, 2017.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Provide of list of three professional references with current contact information.

Posting Number AP0131P
Type of Search External
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a completed Master’s degree from an accredited college/university by September 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In what field of study is your Master’s Degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have at least three years of full time professional experience at an accredited college/university in a position such as Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director of Admissions with oversight of a significant portion of the departmental operation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * In the space below, provide a list of the student information systems with which you have worked (e.g. Colleague, Banner, and/or Recruiter), the number of years you worked with those systems, and in what capacity you worked with those systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * In the space below, provide a list of personnel (title only) you have supervised within the last three years and the number of years you supervised that position. Include in the list whether the position is represented by a union/bargaining unit or non-represented. As an example: Administrative Assistant (represented) x 3 years and/or Assistant Director of Admissions ( non-represented) x 2 years.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * In the space below, provide your top three (3) to four (4) most significant professional or civic activities from the last three (3) years that fall outside your specific area of supervisory responsibility. May include professional associations, campus engagement, and/or civic organizations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * In the space below, briefly describe your most recent experience using data to inform your professional practice.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Other
  4. Other2
  5. Other3