Aug 16, 2022

Director of Admissions

  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

Holy Apostles is currently seeking to hire a Director of Admissions. This is a critical role for the institution that will require effective and persuasive student recruitment, value-driven leadership in the management of the admissions office, and a creative vision for future growth. Ideal candidates will be able to work closely with Catholic partners and have a rich understanding of traditionally-minded, classical and liberal arts Catholic education. The Director is tasked with meeting enrollment target goals for both online and on-campus programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs. The Director will support the mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary and contribute to the overall success of the institution through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the Charism and Mission of the College and Seminary and the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles.

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·        Enthusiastically mission-focused to "Cultivate Catholic Leaders for Evangelization" with an in- depth understanding of Catholic tradition and current movements within the church

·        Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred

·        Two to three years of relevant experience in admissions or higher education administration

·        Willingness to travel regionally for recruiting events

·        Must adhere to Holy Apostles’ policies and procedures and be willing to complete all necessary training

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills - ability to speak and engage publicly and personally

·        Familiarity with articulation agreements preferred

·        Creativity and innovation; willingness to try new approaches to achieve desired objectives

·        Strong time management, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines

·        Proficiency with technology including Word, Excel, Google Suite, and student information systems

·        Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants, families, and partnership officials

·        Desire to work in a growing, vibrant and mission-driven institution 


Primary Areas of Responsibility:                                                                            

● Oversees the Admissions Office, including the following programs: Undergraduate, Graduate, Personal Interest, Take Credit! Program, High School Partnerships (Angelicum Academy AA-Track), Personal Enrichment.

● Collaboration with Seminary recruitment efforts.

·  Manages the Graduate Admissions Counselor and Undergraduate Admissions Assistant, in addition to ongoing dialog with the Graduate Program Directors.

● Answers admissions and academic questions regarding all programs and connects inquiries, applicants, and students with other offices as needed.

● Builds personal relationships through prompt and attentive assistance to applicants and students in the Take Credit! Program and High School Partnerships, and also advises all students in these programs.

● Routinely processes paperwork for new applications, including hard-copy transcripts, preparing student folders, acceptance letters, degree plans, and setting up the student in Populi/confirmation of attendance. Emails select staff with updates on accepted applicants as needed.

● Oversees the preparation of undergraduate mock degree plans for leads/applicants and coordinates with the Assistant Dean for questions on graduate transfer credits.

● Provides general support to other offices and roles, such as the Online Learning Office, the Financial Aid Office, the Business Office, the Registrar’s Office, student advisors, and the Graduation Committee.

● Collects, synthesizes, prepares the text, and submits website updates on a regular basis; comments annually on academic catalog; contributes to student handbooks.

● Meets or exceeds application and new-student goals while adapting to internal and external changes.

● Provides aid to strategic initiatives in support of the Executive Team through input on SWOT, higher education and target market trends, marketing efforts, admissions and student life-cycle processes, etc.

● Maintains regular reporting practices in collaboration with the Holy Apostles Statistician and produces semesterly Admissions Office reports as requested by the Executive Team.

● Develops and improves processes through the use of automated communication plans and letter templates; improves partnerships through the updating and clarification of memorandums of understanding (MOUs); improves student experience through the potential use of Populi degree audits and centralized Populi forms.

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