Director of Admissions

Posted:
June 7, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
July 12, 2022
Institution:
Franklin College

Position Description

Franklin College, in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Admissions. The Director is responsible for meeting the annual enrollment goals of a specific recruitment region, recruiting prospective students, and presenting information to students and families at high school visits and college fairs. The Director also provides oversight of enrollment strategies, and supervision of student interns. This is a full time, salaried, exempt position, reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement admissions best practices and strategies to build a diverse and talented applicant pool and incoming class;
  • Create a goal-oriented, customer-service driven culture within the admissions department that promotes team-work and focuses on hitting the enrollment target;
  • Continue the implementation of CRM system and building reports to track historical trends for efficient recruitment of students;
  • Supervise and provide coaching, planning and support to the admissions team;
  • Ensure the admissions team is following standard practices, policies, and procedures;
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, evaluate, and reward the performance effectiveness of the admissions team;
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, such as reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations;
  • Serve on appropriate committees and attend meetings across campus as needed;
  • Collect and analyze input from prospective students, their families, and other constituents to improve processes and services;
  • Compile information and reports as needed;
  • Develop relationships with community leaders, educators, and community organizations to expand and enhance awareness of Franklin College;
  • Ensure the coordination and planning of both on- and off-campus recruiting events;
  • Follow and abide by all safety rules and regulations;
  • Regular attendance and timeliness; and
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field;
  • Minimum 7 years of successful recruitment and management experience;
  • Ability to develop and implement strategy, effectively plan, develop and accomplish goals, as well as meet deadlines;
  • Effective public speaking, training and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated positive organizational skills;
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively with technology systems;
  • Strong budget and fiscal management;
  • Ability to analyze and maintain data and communicate to campus community effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, with a spirit of cooperation;
  • Positive reactions to change
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and oral, that transcend diverse audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to students, parents, faculty, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality;
  • Highly motivated and solution oriented with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the College;
  • Moderate travel, including overnight stays; and
  • Ability and availability to work an irregular schedule, such as evenings or Saturday as needed, and additional hours during peak times or as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Experience in a small liberal arts college.
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively with Slate CRM.

About The Institution

About Franklin College:

Since it was founded in 1834, Franklin College has been a leader in liberal arts education.  In 1842, Franklin became the first college in Indiana - and only the seventh in the nation - to admit women, and that spirit of inclusiveness still characterizes the College today. With a tight-knit student body of 1,023 students and a highly involved faculty, Franklin College offers a wealth of opportunities one might not expect from a small school.  With 55 majors in 24 academic disciplines to choose from, plus a location convenient to the businesses and organizations in Indianapolis, Franklin College promotes success at all levels. The unique curriculum at Franklin College merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities, and study away programs. Our goal is to prepare career-ready graduates for today’s global professions and those of the future.

The Mission, Vision, and Values of Franklin College:
Mission
: A Franklin College education fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership, and action for ever-changing professions and a globally connected world.

Vision: Franklin College will be nationally recognized as a premier college for engaged learning in the liberal arts and sciences, inspiring students to think independently, to question critically, and to live, lead and serve meaningfully.

Values: Franklin College upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth for a lifetime.

About The Community

About the Franklin College Community and Indianapolis, Indiana:
Franklin College is located in Franklin, IN, just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Because Franklin is close to Indianapolis, its residents enjoy easy access to the resources offered by a large city, but they can also enjoy the charm and small-town atmosphere of the town of Franklin itself, which has a population of roughly 20,000. The town of Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. It has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. The downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, as well as Victorian mansions that line the streets, and many trails that provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Indianapolis, lovingly referred to as “Indy” by the locals, is the biggest city in Indiana. The city offers many museums, restaurants, sporting events, and is home to the famous Indianapolis 500. You will find many farm-to-table restaurants, where your meal is sourced just steps away in Indiana’s rich farmland. Downtown you can shop at trendy, local boutiques, or explore over sixty pieces of public art, where Indy pride is prominent. There are 80 hectares of urban green space at White River State Park, right in the middle of downtown. Surrounding the park are world-class museums, and an outdoor live music venue. Be on the lookout for joggers, roller bladders and cyclists enjoying the outdoors in downtown Indy. On a warm, summer day, you’ll spot paddle boaters, gondolas, and kayaks in Central Canal.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Director of Admissions at Franklin College should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Adam W. Barrett, Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates
adam@scotthealy.com

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by July 12, 2022 will receive priority consideration, and all applications will be reviewed as accepted. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.