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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position: Provides leadership for the enrollment management functions of the campus. Administers and supervises the Office of Admissions, including student recruitment; admissions counseling; middle/high school relations; community relations; off-campus admissions procedures; admission of resident and non-resident students. Position supervises exempt and non-exempt Admissions personnel as well as the part-time and work-study personnel as assigned.
Major Responsibilities:

Develop annual and long range enrollment targets for the campus and its programs and implements innovative recruitment strategies in collaboration with the campus administration, other functional areas with Enrollment Services, Student Success, faculty, and the Office of Marketing and Communications at the campus. Review, analyze and evaluate recruitment efforts and devise enhancements consistent with enrollment goals based on annual and long range targets. Coordinate admissions functions with other College services such as orientation, assessment, registration, financial aid, business office, the advising center, and other related campus and service area functions. Oversee the development and implementation of communications and information tools to prospective students in collaboration with the Systems Office Marketing and Communication groups. Develop collaborative relationships and outreach with area middle and high schools, colleges/universities and community agencies and organizations to expand the College’s admissions services to prospective students. Develop and control department budget within established College policies and procedures.
Assist in strategic planning for Enrollment Services and evaluation efforts of the established plan. Work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, resource development, and the community accomplishing external goals of the Office of Admissions and the Enrollment Services Department. Assign job duties, train, direct and evaluate employees in the execution of job responsibilities to achieve the goals and objectives of the Office of Admissions. Serve on local and/or system-level committees. Manage and direct the student admissions process. Supervise (and participate in) recruiting services; personal contacts; college fairs; middle/high school visits; information events; community activities, specialized recruiting activities, and written communication which includes organized/systematic mailing of informational literature, and coordinates campus tours. Conduct all activities within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Participate in major campus events such as, but not limited to, the commencement ceremony. The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelors degree required. Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience and three (3) years of supervisory experience are required. Broad knowledge of enrollment management processes of enrollment management processes and the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with both internal and external constituents. Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative and make decisions. Interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle major projects simultaneously are required. Ability to demonstrate computer literacy and orientation toward creative uses of technology in the delivery of services for prospective students. Must possess a willingness and an ability to travel. Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees. Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives. Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters in higher education administration preferred.

Excellent benefits, including voluntary benefits: medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, spouse/child life insurance, fee remission, LTD, STD, Identity Guard, etc.  No waiting period to enroll.


Other Requirements:

Official college transcripts required upon hiring, and employment contingent on acceptable criminal background checks.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, occasional evenings and Saturdays during peak times
Hiring Range: $49,000 - $54,000
Diversity Statement:

Diversity: At Ivy Tech Community College we honor and appreciate the diversity of our students, employees, and community. Ivy Tech seeks to embody individuals who vary in terms of race, national/ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic status, religious preference, veteran status, and citizenship, in the service of learning.

Equity: Ivy Tech Community College seeks to create opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access in hiring, compensating, promoting, providing services for, educating, and overall support.

Belonging: The active, intentional and ongoing engagement Ivy Tech Community College has with diversity – in its college community, in its curriculum, in its offices and workplace, and in the communities it serves. A sense of belonging refers to real and perceived social support on campus or in one’s department, a feeling or sensation of connectedness, and the experience of mattering or feeling cared about, accepted, respected, valued by, and important to the campus community, including peers, colleagues, faculty, and staff. Ivy Tech seeks to provide a sustained welcoming and protected environment for all people, regardless of their background and identity, as all belong at Ivy Tech.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number, emails).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire. 


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