Dominican College — Director of Admissions

Named a Top Workplace in the Lower Hudson Valley for 2016 by The Journal News, Dominican College is a small private institution located in the historic Hudson Valley, approximately 20 miles north of New York City. With a student population of approximately 2,100, Dominican College’s heritage stresses the value of a liberal arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement. It offers an array of degree opportunities in the liberal arts and a variety of nationally accredited graduate/undergraduate professional programs.

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions will provide leadership for the planning and execution of the strategic plan to achieve annual and long-range enrollment goals for undergraduate and graduate programs. The Director supervises a staff of eleven and is responsible for developing inquiries and managing the conversion process to enrolled students, as well as the management and analysis of recruitment and admissions data. The Director is expected to develop strategies and test assumptions in building enrollment models that assure continued success in attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating a student body of exceptional talent.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Documented leadership in a progressive management role in admissions in higher education is required. An understanding of best practices in enrollment marketing and data-driven decision making and demonstrated success in an admissions role is expected. Superior oral, written, presentation, organizational, and analytical skills are essential. The new Director must possess the ability to work well with Dominican College faculty, administrators, and staff and provide effective supervision and mentoring of staff. The demonstrated capacity to work autonomously with a high level of initiative and confidence, and ability to work collaboratively with high schools and two-year institutions will be expected of the director. The successful Director will be committed to the mission of Dominican College which promotes educational excellence, leadership, and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community and its needs.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Dominican College – Director of Admissions
Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate

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Dominican College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.