Executive Director for Graduate Admissions (Manager 200)

West Chester University of Pennsylvania - West Chester, PA (30+ days ago)4.7


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania seeks an innovative, visionary, and creative Executive Director of Graduate Admissions. We are interested in candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment where they have an opportunity to lead a team and participate in collaborative and strategic initiatives. The incumbent will report to the Assistant Vice President of Admissions and work collaboratively with the Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions to assist in strategic university enrollment management. The Executive Director of Graduate Admissions, under the direction of the AVP, will also work collaboratively with senior graduate education leadership and stakeholders to ensure we are recruiting and serving a diverse graduate student population.

The ideal candidate will be results-oriented and student-centric in approach and will bring expertise in graduate enrollment management, and a record of successful strategies and outcomes. In addition, the individual must have significant experience collaborating with colleagues, managing complex and competing demands, and demonstrating data-informed problem solving and decision-making. The Executive Director of Graduate Admissions should be committed to recruiting graduate students from diverse and varied backgrounds, and from domestic and international populations.

Primary responsibilities include:
Effectively lead and manage the graduate admissions operations, including supervision of support and professional staff within a collective bargaining environment.
Lead a portfolio of high-priority; cross-functional projects aimed at meeting enrollment objectives, aligned with the university's strategic plan.
Work closely with the graduate program coordinators to ensure the ongoing review of all graduate degree applications and timely decision-making.
Work with various constituents to create and execute program level graduate recruitment strategies.
Collaborate with members of the marketing team to ensure effective, data informed strategies are executed.
Maximize use of resources to ensure high quality, student-centric approaches to graduate enrollment management.
Continually assess and improve efficiency and effectiveness of all graduate admission functions.
Monitor functional processes and staff utilization to operate within the allocated operating and personnel budgets.
Create and provide admissions reports; analyze statistical data; and disseminate information on graduate admissions and overall graduate enrollment to a variety of constituents.
Analyze business practices and implement enhancements to improve service to constituents served.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree is required.
At least five years of experience in university admissions with progressive leadership experience. Priority will be given to those with experience in graduate admissions, as well as those with international graduate student recruitment and admissions knowledge and experience.
Experience with a CRM is required, and proficiency with TargetX and a document management system is highly desired.
Candidates are expected to have expertise in marketing strategies and initiatives.
Special Instructions
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Candidates should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm Application materials must include a cover letter and resume. References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration, please submit materials by May 12, 2018.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.