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Kennedy King College at 6301 S. Halsted
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor - Enrollment, the Executive Director - Enrollment, provides management oversight of the district’s recruitment and enrollment functions to ensure a unified and coordinated approach in executing colleges’ strategic enrollment management (SEM) plans and achieving the District’s goals for recruitment and enrollment growth.
The Executive Director - Enrollment advises the Vice Chancellor on all matters relating to student recruitment, enrollment and retention and works to implement a comprehensive vision and strategy for enrollment management through team building, professional development and process improvement. Performs related duties as required.
Responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan that fully integrates individual colleges’ student enrollment management plans (SEMs).
Builds enrollment management capacity to enable colleges to develop and execute strategic enrollment management inclusive of recruitment, admissions, retention, and completion.
Develops strategic partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), private/catholic high schools, and other area high schools to foster recognition of CCC’s programs and educational opportunities.
Works closely with college deans and other senior leaders to analyze enrollment related data, assess current strategies, and ensure attainment of established enrollment goals.
Supervises the District Director- Admissions accountable for new student attainment, providing research, data analysis, policy and programmatic support of enrollment management strategies.
Ensures processes are in place for CCC enrollment and recruitment representatives to interact optimally with the high school community and key stakeholders.
Monitors campus and on-line registration process to assess student commitment to CCC.
Supports college enrollment teams overseeing the recruitment, admissions, and onboarding processes, ensuring colleges have needed resources to achieve objectives.
Analyzes patterns and enrollment trends and identifies opportunities for process improvements; implements enhancements to procedures and systems to improve student experiences.
Communicates with high school administrators and prospective students to help create student awareness of educational options available at CCC including pathways, financial aid opportunities and success stories.
Directs and oversees the on-going evaluation and the continuous improvement of enrollment management programs including student outreach.
Collaborates with Decision Support to develop and implement data-informed enrollment strategies and improve efficiency of processes and procedures.
Develops and deploys professional development plans and opportunities to enhance staff and organizational knowledge of enrollment management and to ensure superior customer service.
Plans for and implements strategies for use of technologies to communicate and build relationships with students and their families as well as schools.
Collaborates with Marketing and Communications on strategies to identify student pipelines, student prospects, convert prospects to enrollments, and retain students.
Performs other duties as assigned.
District Director - Admissions
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university; Doctorate preferred.
Five years of progressively responsible experience, including supervision, in the higher education sector.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing innovative recruitment and enrollment strategies and enrollment marketing/communication plans.
Considerable experience in data-driven recruitment and enrollment operations.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and management skills.
Strong analytical skills, including the ability to digest and apply relevant data, and leverage analytics and technological tools.
Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical and administrative staff.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external constituents to foster change and process improvement.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in one’s work experience.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
WE OFFER:Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!