Full time position
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions will lead a cohesive team of counselors in meeting institutional goals for recruiting.
A passion for the mission of Bluffton University
Proven ability to set base/stretch goals, and define strategies to reach them
Proven ability to research the effectiveness of recruiting initiatives, and make data-based decisions
Proven ability to establish strong relationships with a diverse campus community
Proven ability to thrive under pressure
Good organization and planning skills
Familiarity with all media, including social media, advertising and communications tactics
Proven ability to teach sales skills to a junior counseling staff
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred
Special appreciation for the Anabaptist Mennonite peace church tradition
The Director will lead the Undergraduate Admissions Office. This includes the recruitment of first year students, transfers, international students, and underrepresented students. The Director participates in the strategic planning and implementation of recruitment-related marketing, contact programs and tracking systems. The Director must set base and stretch goals for the staff, and develop innovative plans to consistently meet those goals. The Director is also charged with leading skill development among the nine person staff, and numerous student workers.
Commensurate with education and experience within the university pay scale.
The position is currently open, with the new hire to be in place by July 1.
Consideration of applications begins Feb. 5 and continues until an appointment is made.
Applications are considered complete when the following materials have been received at the office indicated below:
Letter of interest
Three letters of reference
Completed Bluffton employment application form
Completed supplemental application form
Administrative Assistant to the President
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
Bluffton University welcomes applications from all qualified persons who respect the Anabaptist/Mennonite peace church tradition and endorse Christian higher education in a liberal arts environment. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EOE.