Bethel University

Director of Admissions – CAPS/Seminary/GS

2 months ago
Position Number
# of Openings
Post Trad Admissions
FLSA Status
Months per year
Benefit Eligible
Benefit Eligible

Job Summary

Manage the daily operating functions of the CAPS/Seminary/GS Admission team, supporting marketing initiatives and providing leadership to a large and complex admissions system. Partner with key staff and faculty to effectively recruit students. Lead the CAPS/Seminary/GS Admissions office in development of recruiting plans and achievement of recruitment and net revenue goals.


  • Design, implement and monitor the annual master recruitment plan and admissions goals, which includes developing recruitment and marketing plans for the CAPS/SEM/GS admissions office. Leads work teams to ensure cross-functional collaboration and development of plans. 
  • Hire, train, manage, and coach a team of admissions and support personnel to ensure achievement of recruitment and net revenue goals. Prepares and manages the department budget. 
  • Partners with Director of Enrollment Management Operations to improve enrollment processes and CRM integration, set and evaluate SLA’s for processing, define operational reporting outcomes and creating/maintaining key enrollment reports.
  • Review, evaluate and report on all recruitment and admissions outcomes. 
  • Partner with key partners in Marketing and Academics to ensure a seamless student experience and alignment with marketing messaging. This work includes face-to-face meetings with staff in St. Paul, MN and San Diego, CA.
  • Serve as a member of several key leadership groups (including the Strategic Enrollment Team, the Enrollment Management Leadership Team and other institutional committees)
  • Oversee enrollment policies up to date, within compliance and aligned with academic leadership. Leads the monthly, cross-functional Admissions Committee. 
  • Participate in various external promotion events (college fairs, etc.)

Required Skills

  • The ability to effectively hire, manage, develop and mentor staff.
  • Proven leadership, management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with faculty and department staff responsible for enrollment and admissions tasks
  • Familiarity with principles and best practices of enrollment management functions, including admissions, outreach, recruitment, student services, yield, retention and data driven management
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Sales skills, and the ability to train others in sales techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work with complex systems
  • Ability to manage relationships and collaborate across all levels of the institution
  • Strategy development
  • Strong reporting and data orientation
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze problems and provide creative solutions 

Required Experience

5+ years of experience in specific field required with 3+ years of management experience; Experience in sales preferred. Strong preference for experience in higher education or adult education recruitment, admissions, or marketing.

Required Education

Bachelor's required; Master's preferred.

Additional Information

  • Office environment. Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods. 
  • This is 1 FTE position, 12-months per year position.
  • Occasionally requires evening and weekend work. Includes some travel. 


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