Cedar Crest College invites
inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of
Director of Admissions.
in 1867, Cedar Crest College is one of the first women's
colleges in the nation. Today it remains an independent,
comprehensive liberal arts college for women that combines
excellence in scholarship and undergraduate education with an
extensive Lifelong Learning program and growing graduate
programs that serve women and men in the surrounding region. The
College enrolls approximately 1900 undergraduate and graduate
students and is nestled on a beautiful 84-acre campus in the
western residential section of Allentown, Pennsylvania,
approximately 55 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New
to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director
will oversee a staff of 7 full time professional staff and is
responsible for coordinating and supervising all activities of
the Admissions Office. The unit's operating budget is $2.4M
including personnel. The new Director has an important and
exciting opportunity to create a vision for the future that
maximizes the potential of admissions in developing strong
partnerships with senior administration, faculty, students and
staff to foster a collaborative and service-oriented approach in
support of the mission of the institution.
Major areas of
of the successful candidate must include:
- Provide the oversight and
advisement of applicants on admission requirements and the
ability to implement creative approaches to the recruitment
and enrollment of traditional and nontraditional students.
- Setting priorities,
developing goals, and formulation of admissions standards and
- Participate in cooperative
and collaborative relationships that help improve the overall
efficiency of the department and provide for superior customer
service while ensuring effective and professional
communications with prospects, applicants, and their families.
- Prepare and present
comprehensive reports and data analyses related to admissions
trends and demographics.
- Oversee and implement all
marketing, recruitment, communication strategies, and outreach
activities that lead to growth in enrollment.
- Develop strategies for
enhancement of social media recruitment and communication
- Provide direction for the
planning, development and oversight for the management of the
- Responsible for
participation in orientations, graduations, open houses, or
related recruiting events. Serve as the office spokesperson
for the various alumni gatherings and current student events.
- Ability to evaluate the
electronic service-delivery tools that the office uses to
serve its various constituents. Coordinate the development and
leveraging of technical enhancements to these tools.
- Innovative, resourceful,
high-energy professional who is an exceptional communicator,
an effective agent of organizational change, and a team
builder and collaborator.
- Show evidence of being a
successful student-centered professional who is knowledgeable
about best practices in the profession and critical current
- Knowledge of and
demonstrated organizational, managerial, budgetary, and
financial management skills.
- Strong commitment to
customer service and a collaborative approach to problem
- Ability to make data-driven
- Flexibility, dedication,
initiative, and confidentiality, are critically important.
educational and experience qualifications are a master's degree
and a record of successful experiences in admissions that
reflect increasing responsibilities over time. Preferred
knowledge and experience must include a history of success in
admissions and recruitment management in higher education
settings. Candidates will demonstrate a record of success in the
development and implementation of enrollment and marketing plans
that yield stronger applicant pools and greater yields.
Exceptional platform skills are a must, as are skills in
statistical analysis and the ability to write clear, succinct
reports related to admissions trends and demographics. The
incumbent will have exceptional skills in the area of marketing
and will be particularly proficient in the use of marketing
information technology and web-based strategies. Experience with
Jenzabar is preferred.
How to Apply
individuals should send a letter of application that relates the
applicant's skills and experiences to the qualifications for the
position, resume that includes notable achievements, and contact
information including mailing and email addresses and telephone
numbers for five references who are able to speak to the
candidate's qualifications as they relate to this position. The
packet should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word attachments
preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line in email
should be DACCC. Confidential inquiries will be received at
Documents that must be mailed
should be sent to William Spelman Executive Search at 667
Midship Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Confidentiality will be
maintained, and references will not be contacted without prior
knowledge or approval of the candidate. Review of applications
will begin on April 2, 2012 and continue until the position is
filled. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2012
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