Position:  Executive Director of Graduate Enrollment
Location:  River Forest, IL
Job Id:  667
# of Openings:  1

Executive Director of Graduate Enrollment
FLSA STATUS:  Salaried, exempt
DEPARTMENT: Enrollment Management & Marketing
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing
JOB STATUS: Full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week)
DATE AVAILABLE: Immediate Opening
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE/ POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Vice President, the Executive Director of Graduate Enrollment is a key member of the university’s enrollment management and marketing leadership team. The Executive director is responsible for setting graduate enrollment strategy, informing graduate tuition pricing, planning all graduate program recruitment, managing graduate college admission and coordinating graduate program marketing and advertising. The Executive Director informs enrollment forecasting for each graduate program, and develops and coordinates effective recruitment strategy and marketing communications to achieve enrollment goals. The Executive Director devises tactics, manages department planning and activities, monitors and prepares the department budget, and develops and supervises department personnel and programs.
 
 
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES:
To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
 
JOB COMPONENTS/PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategy
  1. Manage the Office of Graduate Enrollments, its staff, resources and enrollment goals.
  2. Develop individual graduate program enrollment plans with strategies, objectives and tactics to achieve graduate enrollment targets and goals.
  3. Manage graduate enrollment funnel analysis, reporting, and progress to enrollment goals.
  4. Work with deans to forecast and establish graduate enrollment goals for each graduate program.
  5. Foster strong relationships with each school’s dean and program director to help ensure communication and planning between college and graduate enrollment office.
  6. Assist in competitive analysis to set optimal and competitive graduate program tuition pricing.
  7. Serve as liaison for graduate level external strategic partners and vendors.
Recruitment
  1. Develop and manage individual graduate program recruitment plans with the Director of Graduate Recruitment.
  2. Continually improve targeted, strategic marketing and communication plans for prospects, inquiries, and applicants for each School, highlighting Dominican’s unique strengths in graduate education.
  3. Work with the deans, associate/assistant deans and the Office of Marketing and Communications to develop electronic and paper promotional materials including brochures and advertisements.
  4. Coordinate with Office of Marketing and Communications on annual marketing/advertising plans for each college.
  5. Develop outreach recruitment programs with recruitment staff for each college.
  6. Establish external partnerships and agreements with corporate, educational, and government organizations.
  7. Coordinate on-campus and off-campus recruitment events and opportunities.
 
Admissions
  1. Manage and maintain all graduate admission requirements with program deans and directors.
  2. Manage graduate admission application maintenance.
  3. Work with enrollment and marketing systems to ensure availability of online graduate admission assets such as inquiry forms, online application, Live Chat, etc.
  4. Manage the automated communication plan for prospective graduate students along the admission funnel.
  5. Ensure application process and maintenance is effective and efficient through to registration.
  6. Coordinate with partner offices such as registrar, financial aid, and student engagement to help develop an optimized student experience through to enrollment.
 
 
Other
  1. Serve on University committees as assigned.
  2. Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to manage, lead and motivate an effective team in a numbers driven environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines; superior organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, partner, and negotiate
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in complex situations and with multiple partners and limited resources
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Adaptable to changing technology; affinity for new technologies
  • Proficient in the core admission software, Jenzabar ERP a plus
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-8 years of direct graduate enrollment experience preferred
 
This position requires a background screening.
 
APPLICATION: 
All applicants must apply online at www.dom.edu/jobs. Please provide cover letter and resume, including a list of at least three professional references.
 
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of over 3,100 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 50% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 51% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see www.dom.edu.
 
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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