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Full time
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Director of Admissions
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confidential | Bentonville, AR
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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: A strong student advocate who will develop, train and facilitate a high performance team in the Admissions Department. The Director oversees the Admissions Department, including recruitment and admissions, and provides leadership in developing and assessing innovative recruitment strategies and initiatives designed to attract new market segments and expand the student base.



·         Selects, supervises and evaluates the professional and support staff assigned to the department

·         Manages day-to-day department operations, provides training/supervision for staff and develop/administer a balanced budget

·         Provides leadership to ensure the utilization of a variety of effective and best-practices in admissions, advising and delivery systems and methodologies in an environment conductive to provision of quality student support and learning

·         Monitors and evaluates the activities of the department

·         Develops innovative recruitment strategies designed to attract new market shares and expand the student base

·         Participates in the marketing of students through preparation of materials for the college catalog, student handbook, brochures, website, etc.

·         Review and evaluate Admissions performance results as well as provide feedback on a weekly basis

·         Monitor, track and manage leads using established guidelines, as defined in the company tracking system

·         Ensures that all admissions activity is documented in the school’s official tracking system, and reported to the appropriate personnel

·         Create a climate that is proactive and personally involved in helping staff achieve their recruitment goals

·         Hold Admissions team members accountable for their enrolled students by participating in and/or conducting stitch-in meetings (both formal and informal)

·         Lead and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities, including open houses, orientation programs, career days, referral generation, etc.

·         Interact effectively with the Financial Aid Department, as well as build partnerships and campus alliances with other departments

·         Employ ethical Admissions practices which meet all regulatory agency and company standards

·         Achieve Admissions results which are consistent with company and/or campus goals

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred




·         Three (3) years in an Admissions Representative role with demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and performance excellence, preferably in a proprietary college environment

·         Two (2) years of previous Admissions management preferred

·         One (1) or more years of sales management experience, to include relationship building and intangible sales accountability preferred




·         Knowledge of admissions, enrollment and financial aid  processes

·         Knowledge on how to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations and practices




·         High level of integrity and professionalism

·         Capacity and willingness to accept duties with initiatives and resourcefulness

·         Strong analytical, problem-solving, mathematical/statistical, time management and organizational skills

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal telephone skills

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Proven track record of successful performance results and sales accountability




·         Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments

·         Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·         Ability to work effectively with students, peers and community

·         Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion

·         Ability to use technology efficiently and appropriately

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About confidential

Our client is a progressive-minded, rapidly growing consultancy in Phoenix with clients across the country. They provide outsourced and advisory services to some of the top nation-wide financial institutions. Our client is passionate about providing world-class opportunity for growth to their top performers, and is scaling their business with this strategy at the forefront.