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Eastern Illinois - Director of Admissions

Current Job Opening: Eastern Illinois University, Director of Admissions
Location: Charleston, IL


The Office of Admissions seeks a Director of Admissions to coordinate, supervise, and administer the undergraduate admissions program. The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM).

Responsibilities:
  • Plan, supervise, coordinate and administer all aspects of programs and activities associated with the undergraduate admissions program; provide leadership to ensure that admissions staff members are held accountable for effectively executing and achieving undergraduate admissions goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate and conduct the evaluation of staff and make recommendations to the Assistant VPEM;
  • Make recommendations to the Assistant VPEM concerning budgets; ensure the responsible use of funds in the Admissions area;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to undergraduate admissions;
  • Work closely with the Assistant Vice President Marketing, Communications, and Brand Strategies to develop targeted high quality undergraduate communications;
  • Develop and implement on- and off-campus admissions functions such as open houses, group visitations, campus visits and other special days and represent the University at such functions;
  • Develop and implement in-service programs to assist staff in keeping current on University programs and policies;
  • Assist in the counseling of prospective students and in the visitation program to schools and community colleges;
  • Serve as the University's representative at admission-related functions, including State Articulation Conferences;
  • Serve as a member of the Enrollment Worx Committee, Financial Aid Appeals Committee, Gateway Advisory Committee, and other committees as assigned; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VPEM.

Qualifications:
  • Masterís degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Significant admissions leadership experience and a strong record of achievement in admissions, preferably in a public higher education setting.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing strategic approaches to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively using technology in the business of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to track and analyze the ROI on all recruitment activities so as to prioritize future investments.
  • Experience with admissions initiatives that enhance diversity and equal opportunity for college-bound students.

The successful candidate will be a leader who has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to inspire and bring out the best in a talented staff, and a history of working collaboratively with other units.

Application Instructions:
A complete file includes a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for five professional references.

Review of applications is underway. Campus interviews projected for early May.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 10,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.


Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community. Eastern prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, their status as protected veterans, or as individuals with disabilities.
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