Position Overview:

The Director of Admissions will provide leadership for all areas of admissions including the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Applied Life Sciences, and the International Student Advisor. Under the supervision of the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Director of Admissions will be responsible for creating a multifaceted strategy to ensure all programs strive to enroll the very best academically qualified students for all programs. The Director of Admissions will work closely with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid to forecast enrollment, monitor trends, and report on the progress of all program application pipelines.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of at least five years of college admissions experience (or appropriate related experience) with a record of progressively greater responsibility. Master’s degree preferred. Qualified candidates should be outcomes-oriented, results driven, and forward thinking. Bachelor’s degree preferably in health sciences.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Individuals must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Leadership

  • In conjunction with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, assume a leadership role for admissions and create a working relationship with the Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Dean, School of Applied Life Sciences to support admissions for current and future programs.
  • Provide direct supervision and leadership for the Associate Director of School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the School of Applied Life Sciences.
  • Lead the International Student Advisor with initiatives related to International Student Recruitment, onboarding, and on-campus programming to include International Student Orientation, CPT/OPT processing, and current student workshops.
  • Oversee the admissions practices for both schools to ensure that all policies and procedures are followed regarding the application and enrollment of prospective students. Create and abide by Institute-wide document retention policies.
  • Manage with the planning of admissions for new initiatives, when needed.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives within the admissions department.

Report on Key Metrics

  • Maintain comprehensive reporting for all programs regarding the progress of applications and prepare frequent reporting for KGI’s leadership.
  • Update and report on dashboard metrics on a daily basis. Become proficient at Salesforce, EnrollmentRx, Empower, Workday, PharmCAS, PharmGRAD, and PharmAdmit.
  • Conduct research on admission trends and best practices, and consolidating information into suggestions for new programs or other relevant activities and initiatives.
  • Monitor departmental operating budget and approve admissions related expenses.

Oversee Events

  • Oversee the success of on campus and online events such as Interview Days, Open House, or Visitation Days.
  • Oversee yield activities to include an admitted student day to ensure low melt for each program.

Other

  • Collaborate with the Director of Outreach to provide feedback on the Institute’s comprehensive strategic recruitment plan ensuring a healthy pipeline of applications.
  • Represent the Institute, particularly the admissions program, to various constituents, including prospective students, their families, alumni, corporate partners, current students, and friends.
  • Some travel may be required to support admissions initiatives and professional development.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Individuals must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Excellent planning, organization, and budgeting skills.
  • Forward thinking, solution-oriented, and entrepreneurial.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member and exercise sound judgment in sensitive situations.
  • Able to work cooperatively with individuals from diverse cultures, ethnicities, lifestyles, and backgrounds.
  • Able to use technology easily and effectively to enhance productivity.
  • Experience managing multi-faceted projects using strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Able to work flexibly and maintain productivity while working under pressure.
  • Excellent presentation skills in disseminating information cohesively to large and small audiences.
  • Able and willing to travel, including some night and weekend events.
  • Excellent verbal, written, listening, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience maintaining a database and/or application system (Salesforce.com or Enrollment Rx a plus).
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is acceptable to the Institute’s insurance carrier.
  • Experience in the strategic use of research findings and data.
  • Experience motivating and managing personnel.
  • Articulated vision of future opportunities and challenges facing admissions and enrollment management.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods. Standing for extended periods. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books, and packages. Must be able to handle flexible hours, including some evening and weekend work as needed to meet departmental needs/goals.

To Apply:

A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please upload a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.