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Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment

Job Title: Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Reporting Relationship: Vice President-Enrollment Mgmt-IWU Marion

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Vice President-Enrollment Mgmt-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Maxwell Center

Summary of Position:    The Director of Admissions provides leadership and direction to the undergraduate admissions team, responsible for recruiting and enrolling students for the IWU Marion residential campus. The Director of Admissions leads a team of recruiters with a focus on maximizing talent and resources to serve well and meet or exceed annual enrollment goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 50% Leadership of the Recruitment Team
    • Identify, hire, and develop a team of individuals who will aggressively pursue their individual and team enrollment goals
    • Provide encouragement and resources to help individuals excel in recruitment
    • Develop a culture that embraces growth and practices accountability 
  • 15% Engage the Campus Community
    • Collaborate with faculty, coaches, and departmental leaders to support recruitment events and assist them in reaching their enrollment goals
    • Participate in committees as assigned and represent the role and needs of Admissions 
  • 15% Direct the Core Leadership Team
    • Provide supervision and support to the office leaders for the campus visit program, operations, technology, and the student tele-counseling program
    • Lead a weekly meeting of the team to share updates, support one another, and maintain focus of recruitment
    • Benchmark and utilize key data to set priorities and direct recruitment activity
  • 15% Collaborate with Enrollment Management Leaders
    • Report weekly and monthly benchmarks and identify recruitment activities being utilized to develop the funnel and meet enrollment goals
    • Assist with the development of the annual recruitment plan
    • Provide ideas, feedback and strategy opportunities as we collaborate with Marketing to develop materials, web content, events, etc.
    • Assist with budget management for Admissions operations 
  • 5% Learn and Grow as a Recruitment Leader
    • Take responsibility for your growth as a professional and as an enrollment leader through intentional activity (reading, peer group engagement, mentoring, conferences, etc.)
    • Ask questions - Receive and use feedback 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Master's degree preferred


  • The ideal candidate has a passion for Christian higher education, for developing staff, and embraces the beliefs and positions of the Wesleyan Church
  • Candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in higher education recruitment, communications, or sales with supervisory and leadership experience

Required Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication
  • Experience with database and CRM systems
  • Ability to lead a complex team toward achieving established goals
  • Experience with budget management
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to lead projects
  • Ability and willingness to mentor staff and help them grow

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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