Executive Director of Admission

Allegheny College, an innovative national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Admission. The position leads a dynamic and creative admission team and reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

The Executive Director of Admission will provide strategic leadership for the Office of Admission and serve as a key member of the Enrollment Management division. The Executive Director is part of a collaborative team who focus on student success through a lens of equity and inclusion and has a passion for the liberal arts.

The Director will:

  • Develop and oversee execution of recruitment strategies, including on- and off-campus programming through a process of assessment and continuous improvement
  • Utilize data analysis and predictive analytics to inform decision making and ensure a culture of data-driven decision making in admission office
  • Collaborate with Enrollment Marketing & Operations, Marketing & Communications and the Vice President to develop enrollment marketing strategies and ensure brand compliance
  • Lead the candidate selection process and serve on the admission committee
  • Collaborate with campus partners including faculty, diversity, equity & inclusion, finance, student affairs, and athletics
  • Lead and manage a 12-member admission team, providing professional development and growth opportunities
  • Travel on behalf of the College to admission and recruitment events, including conference presentations
  • Manage admission office budget in consultation with Vice President
  • Represent the Vice President and Enrollment Division as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 7+ years in enrollment management or related field
  • Previous staff leadership experience
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and being student-centered
  • Prior experience at a private liberal arts institution preferred

Preferred qualifications and experiences:               

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual speaking and writing skills
  • Understanding of current best practices in student recruitment
  • Data analysis and modeling experience
  • Previous experience with Slate CRM
  • Knowledge of financial aid leveraging strategies
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 08/11/2023