Catholic Distance University is currently seeking a full-time high-energy Admissions/Recruitment Director. The ideal candidate is mission driven with an aptitude for recruitment and excellent customer service skills. Proficiency in conversational Spanish is preferred. The Admissions Director is responsible for recruiting new students, responding to inquiries, and selectively screening, interviewing, and guiding prospective students through the application process. The University is focused on growth and student retention. This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position that requires a presence at the University on a regular basis.
Manage and oversee recruitment of new students. Monitor enrollment numbers and implement strategies for achieving university recruitment goals.
Main point of contact for prospective students concerning all academic programs and courses.
Work with prospective students to understand their goals, assess qualifications, and guide them through the admissions process.
Advise prospects on the admissions requirements for the academic programs and assess their eligibility to qualify for desired programs.
Fully understand the various department roles and resources at CDU in order to inform prospective students about school resources.
Act in a liaison capacity between the prospective student and other campus departments to ensure that the student admissions and enrollment process is efficient, effective, and highly customer service oriented.
Become familiar with and adhere to accreditation standards, DoD and VA requirements, and financial aid academic program eligibility requirements.
Regularly communicate with the academic department to ensure that both the admissions and academic departments work together to meet student needs.
Work with the Director of Communications to grow enrollment.
Initiate and participate in campus recruiting events as needed.
Qualifications: The Admissions Director should have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of customer service and/or sales-related experience.
Ability to identify the educational needs of prospective students in light of CDU's mission and communicate the benefits of CDU with enthusiasm
Excellent written and communication skills
Organized, detail oriented, and able to multitask effectively
Ability to use data effectively and track and meet deadlines
Ability to interpret federal and state regulations and ensure compliance
Demonstrated knowledge of university operations and systems (Hubspot, Populi and Canvas) is helpful
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites
Ability to work collaboratively and methodically
Proficiency in Spanish is preferred
Catholic Distance University does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.