Director of Admissions


Director of Admission

Human Resources
 

Texas Wesleyan University seeks a new Director of Admissions who wishes to bring a record of success to an urban institution in a highly competitive marketplace.  The Director will report to the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and be responsible for the development and communication of recruitment plans to attract, select and enroll qualified freshmen and transfer students.  The Director will also train, supervise and lead the admissions staff in achieving enrollment goals.

Position Type: Full Time
Department: Office of Admission
Reports To: Vice Presidentof Enrollment and Student Services (Pati Alexander)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus
Job Description:

Responsibilities

To meet enrollment goals, it will be expected that the successful candidate, along with his/her staff, will:

• Use collaborative skills to incorporate participation from key campus constituents necessary to recruit the type of student that will benefit from the University mission, vision and values. These constituents include the academic deans, marketing and communications, financial aid, student life, institutional research and athletics.
• Build and manage operating budgets to ensure that enrollment goals are met within available resources.
• Develop strategies and implement tactics that realize net tuition revenue goals.
• Enroll a diverse student body capable of success in a four-year college environment.
• Follow best practices to promote access to higher education for underrepresented groups.
• Ensure a fair and equitable review of all candidates for admission.
• Prepare and distribute all manner of reports necessary to communicate new student enrollment to both internal and external audiences.
• Take a lead position in increasing visibility for the University in primary, secondary, and tertiary student recruitment markets.

Qualifications

This position requires an experienced admissions leader knowledgeable about current trends in the higher education marketplace, skilled in growing and shaping successful teams, and comfortable in the use of and possibilities associated with today’s technologies. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and be willing to take calculated risks. Experience in both traditional and non-traditional student markets is a plus. Candidates must be open to new ideas, taking a fresh approach to everyday issues. The successful candidate will be able to foster a family-like spirit in serving prospective students and their families while living that ideal with their staff. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills and an analytical mind with the ability to ask the right questions when it comes to mining data. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred.

The University

Founded in 1890, Texas Wesleyan University, located in Fort Worth, Texas is a private, co-educational institution offering liberal arts and professional degrees to 2,396 students (1,723 Undergraduate/673 Graduate). The University has 27 undergraduate degree programs; graduate and professional degrees are available from the Schools of Business, Counseling, Education, and Nurse Anesthesia. The recently announced Rosedale Renaissance project will transform the campus and surrounding area with new facilities, a clock tower, and pedestrian-friendly space. US News Best Colleges rates Texas Wesleyan University as a top tier regional institution in the Masters category. With a more personal student-to-faculty ratio than many institutions in the area, the University lives its brand message of “Smaller. Smarter.” Texas Wesleyan University is an urban institution that values learning from those of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and faith traditions. Nicknamed the Rams, fourteen intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women compete in NAIA Division I in the Sooner Athletic Conference. For more information about the University, visit http://www.txwes.edu.

Location

Fort Worth, Texas is the fifth largest city in Texas and the sixteenth largest in the United States with a population of over 777,000. Fort Worth is part of the larger Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has a population of more than 6.5 million. The region is noted for its quality of life, shopping and dining options, cultural opportunities, major league sports, excellent schools, and affordable housing. Mild winters and beautiful seasons are attractive to many. Located in the Polytechnic neighborhood of Fort Worth, there is a strong spirit of volunteerism that exists between Texas Wesleyan University and the larger community. For more information on the region visit http://www.fortworthchamber.com/

To Apply

Lahti Search Consultants (http://www.lahtisearch.com) is assisting Texas Wesleyan University with this search. Inquiries about and nominations for this position are welcome and will remain confidential. For more information contact Mary Napier (mary.napier@lahtisearch.com) or Tom DaRin (tom.darin@lahtisearch.com). If you wish to apply, please send a resume and cover letter via email to txwes@lahtisearch.com. Review of resumes will begin in January 2014 with an anticipated start date of Spring 2014.

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Email: HR@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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