Division of Enrollment
Position Title: Dean of Admission
Department: Office of Admission
FLSA Category: Exempt
Job Summary: Millikin University is seeking a Dean of Admission to provide vision and leadership to its recruitment team and operations. The successful candidate will report directly to the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing and exemplify a passion for higher education, a keen knowledge of best practices in admission and recruitment, and a vigor for building relationships with prospective students and families and throughout the University. The Dean will embrace the University’s Performance Learning approach, diverse student body, culturally rich environment, and high standard of excellence with exceptional commitment, ownership, energy, integrity, communication skills, leadership ability, professional acumen and technological prowess to meet successfully the University’s recruitment goals.
This position has been designated as an “Alternate” Employee under the Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to ensure that University operations continue uninterrupted during periods of public health or other emergencies, including those that require Millikin University to close or restrict operations.
All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:
? Serve as the University expert on all admission and recruitment issues facing private, comprehensive universities in the Midwest and throughout higher education.
? Aggressively seek and recruit academically, artistically and athletically talented students to increase Millikin’s diverse student body and achieve strategic enrollment goals.
? Create, develop and execute strategic recruitment plans for Millikin’s traditional and non-traditional undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs for domestic and international students.
? Understand and employ financial aid leveraging strategies to enhance growth and intentionally shape the student body.
? Creatively lead, manage, and develop a team of nearly 20 admission professionals to implement best practices in recruitment strategies, tactics, and operations.
? Embrace and utilize recruitment and retention technologies including, but not limited to, the University’s student information system (Ellucian Banner) and customer relationship management system (TargetX) to maximize efficiencies.
? Strengthen brand awareness and ensure communication of Millikin’s Performance Learning brand.
? Serve as a strong partner to faculty, master a clear knowledge of the University’s academic offerings and culture, and lead faculty engagement in the recruitment process.
? Work closely with the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing to lead strategic planning for growth in the student body at Millikin University.
? Communicate effectively and proactively with others – prospective students, University colleagues, and external constituencies – at all times.
? Other duties as assigned or needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Desired start date is July 1, 2019.The position will remain open until filled.