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  • March 14, 2018 5:58 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Details

    Classification Information

    University Title Enrollment Services Adviser I - 8550
    Pay Grade 31
    Salary Commensurate with qualifications
    Base of Employment P - P&S
    Job Category Professional and Scientific
    Pay Frequency Monthly

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 80137P
    Working Title Admissions Counselor
    Advertised Employing Department Office of Admissions
    Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
    Proposed Start Date 05/14/2018
    Proposed End Date or Length of Term
    Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
    Full or Part Time Full-Time
    Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

    The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Admissions Counselor. The primary purpose of the Admissions Counselor position is to attract, recruit and enroll prospective students to the University through a variety of methods including scheduling and visiting high schools, and attending college fairs in Iowa and other states to provide information about educational opportunities, admissions and financial aid procedures to prospective students, families, and high school guidance counselors. When not representing Iowa State off-campus, the incumbent’s responsibilities will include assisting with and conducting daily enrollment presentations, assisting with early outreach and New Student Programs events and activities, responding to daily admissions inquiries (via written and electronic communication), and working on other miscellaneous projects and assignments including follow up with students met while on the road. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The candidate will also possess the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds; a willingness to travel extensively and to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends; the ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced, changing workplace; and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals on and off campus.

    About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

    Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

    Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

    Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

    Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

    All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and related experience.

    Supplemental Required Education and Experience
    Preferred Education and Experience

    Experience in one or more of the following: public speaking, sales, volunteer or work experience within student affairs.

    Experience working under a sales/territory management model.

    Experience conducting presentations in a professional setting.

    Experience with admissions recruitment processes and procedures.

    Experience planning and conducting recruitment or outreach events.

    Location (if other than Ames)
    Additional Information
    Department Contact Name Katy Heineman
    Department Contact Phone 515-294-4591
    Department Contact Email
    Department/Unit Website
    Application Instructions

    To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

    1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
    3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

    If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

    If selected for an on-campus interview, candidates will prepare a short presentation.

    Special Instructions Summary
    Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/28/2018
    Pre-Employment Screening

    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

    Quick Link
    EO Statement

    Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

    Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

    Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

    Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.

    Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
      • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
      • ISU Employee
      • Website
      • Placement Office
      • Trade Journal
      • Newspaper
      • HERC Website
      • LinkedIN
      • Facebook
      • CareerBuilder
    2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Briefly describe your experience with one or more of the following: experience with public speaking, experience with sales, or experience as a volunteer or work experience within student affairs.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Briefly describe your experience working under a sales/territory management model.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Briefly describe your experience conducting presentations in a professional setting.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Briefly describe your experience with admissions recruitment processes and procedures.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Briefly describe your experience planning and conducting recruitment or outreach events.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
    2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    3. Reference Contact Information
    Optional Documents
  • March 14, 2018 11:42 AM | Anonymous member


    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Admissions Representative in our Enrollment Services office. The Admissions Representative will be responsible for foundational admissions and enrollment management related activities in the assigned territory. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, this position will represent and market St. Louis College of Pharmacy to prospective students at recruitment events, both on- and off-campus; cultivate relationships with students, parents, high school and college guidance counselors to promote STLCOP. Review and evaluate students' admission applications. Advise students, parents, and high school and college guidance counselors on application process, curriculum, academic requirements, financial aid options, housing, and other student services. Position based in St. Louis, Missouri.

    You’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Manage assigned territory by recruiting and counseling prospective freshmen and transfer students. Assisting with outreach and recruitment programs by representing STLCOP at college fairs, high schools, and community and four-year college graduate program and career fairs.
    • Cultivate relationships with high school guidance counselors and teachers, pre-pharmacy advisors and career counselors at area community and four-year colleges, and other appropriate influencers of prospective students.
    • Through personal outreach and follow-up, increase the yield of admitted students.
    • Participate in the review of freshman and transfer applications for admission.
    • Represent the College as an active participant in appropriate professional networks.
    • Collaborate with other admissions representatives for major events and programs.
    • Evaluates all recruitment activity and territory for effectiveness and makes recommendations to improve recruitment efficiency and conversion and yield rates.


    To succeed in this role you will need:

    • Minimum Qualifications
      • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
      • Experience working one-on-one with clients, candidates, or students.
      • Experience giving presentations to groups of various sizes
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • A master’s degree in Higher Education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
      • Knowledge of or experience in the Missouri and Illinois high school market
      • Experience using a Customer Relations Management system Experience with holistic application review
      • Experience working with diverse populations
      • Demonstrated experience networking and/or building professional relationships
      • Two years of experience in admissions, student services or college counseling or similar field.

    If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:

    Go to and follow the simple steps to apply online and submit a cover letter, resume and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    EOE Statement:

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, veteran status or sexual orientation. We encourage members of minority groups to apply.

  • March 13, 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Admissions Counselor                                                 

    Status:  Exempt                Full-time              12 month  schedule

    Reports To:  Executive Director of Admissions

    Overview:  The Admissions Counselor supports Augustana College and the Admissions Office in the recruitment, admissions, and retention goals of the institution. As a member of the admissions team, works collaboratively with college faculty, administrators, and staff to effectively communicate the value of an Augustana education to prospective students and their families throughout the college search and selection process. Participates in a wide variety of recruitment activities both on and off campus with a focus on an assigned geographic territory. Current opening also includes the role of liaison to the Augustana Athletics Department, which requires knowledge of athletic recruitment and regular communication and a strong partnership with the coaching staff and administration.  

    Job Duties:

    1. Represents Augustana both on and off campus to prospective students, parents, school counselors and other organizations involved in the college search and selection process.
    2. Coordinates and is responsible for recruitment efforts in assigned territories. Plans and implements recruitment activities and communication for assigned schools and represents Augustana at college day/night programs and high school visits. 
    3. Conducts student interviews and information sessions, on and off campus, to communicate distinctions of the college and assess interest and academic potential.
    4. Reviews student applications and essays, makes admissions decisions, and communicates with students and parents about their admission status and scholarships.
    5. Supports the Financial Assistance Office by providing accurate information about the options and resources for funding an education at the college.
    6. Represents Augustana for speeches, speaking engagements, conferences and meetings as assigned and participates in informal recruitment activities such as sporting events, musical performances, plays and other activities.
    7. Partners with coaches, faculty, fine arts departments, and other on-campus constituencies to align recruitment efforts. 
    8. Collaborates with the admissions staff on a variety of departmental projects (event planning, targeted outreach efforts, etc.) and actively participates in group meetings.
    9. Creates reports to document recruitment activities on a regular basis following departmental procedures.
    10. Supervises a small group of student employees and provides work direction to support recruitment efforts.
    11. Other duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience:  Bachelor's degree required. 1-3 years' experience in private higher education or college counseling highly preferred. A demonstrated interest and/or experience in athletic recruitment is preferred.

    Skills & Abilities: 

    • Excellent communication skills including written communication and public speaking skills.
    • Ability to develop rapport with a wide variety of student and family personalities. Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
    • Innovative spirit and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to build strong relationships with athletic coaches.
    • Commitment and ability to effectively communicate the value of the Augustana experience.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work with limited supervision.
    • Good decision making and prioritization skills.
    • Ability to effectively supervise student staff.
    • Basic computer skills are required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to represent the Augustana admissions team positively through a strong, student centered focus.
    • Spanish fluency is preferred.

    Travel Requirements:  This position involves frequent travel as well as frequent weekend and evening work.

    Physical Requirements:  Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a frequent basis. Ability to travel to remote locations and to load and transport admissions materials, displays and other equipment. Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, read, write, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Must possess finger and hand dexterity for using small tools and equipment. Must be able to use a computer to accomplish a variety of job tasks. Note:  This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee. 

    Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements and interest in the position as well as a resume to no later than April 2, 2018. Resume review will begin immediately. Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check. Augustana is an Equal Employment Employer.  

  • March 12, 2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Illinois College as an opening for an Associate Director of Admission. This position works as a member of the Admission senior leadership to assist the team in meeting its recruitment goals as the College realizes strategic enrollment growth. Strategic responsibilities may include supervising domestic admission counselors, producing and managing print and electronic communications, and budgetary oversight.  The Associate Director’s duties also include a full range of recruitment and admission efforts, including being accountable for a recruitment goal, territory management and file review.

    For full position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit:

  • March 12, 2018 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Illinois College has an opening for a Guest Experience Coordinator. This position plays a leadership role in ensuring that the visit experience is inspiring, highly informative, and accurately representative of Illinois College by providing creative direction for the daily visit operations. The GEC coordinates, oversees and evaluates the guest experience for admission events and takes the initiative to develop guest services while ensuring that all visit opportunities are well-defined, promoted and executed. 

    For full position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit: 

  • March 09, 2018 11:16 AM | Anonymous member

    Director of Admissions (Traditional Undergraduate), Clarke University

    Clarke University seeks an energetic, experienced, and strategic thinking Director of Admissions. The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) and should have at least five years of progressive responsibility in college level recruiting. Previous experience managing an institutional recruitment plan is essential. A working knowledge of Ellucian and Technolutions/Slate especially developing assessment, source, productivity and yield reports would be preferred. Working in a data-driven environment, the Director also should have the ability to write and modify queries from the institution's database, and to use the resulting data to inform decisions to support Clarke's enrollment goals and net tuition revenue.

    The Director of Admissions is a strategic member of the Enrollment Management Leadership Team, responsible for developing and managing positive relationships throughout the university. The ability to build productive relationships with athletic coaches and faculty is critical to the success of the Director of Admissions. Additionally, a strong candidate must be able to communicate effectively with students and their families from a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. It is essential that the Director be an advocate for college access to first-generation and financially disadvantaged students.

    The Director of Admissions will oversee personnel and day-to-day operations in the Office of Admissions including making decisions on student’s applications, assignment of institutional academic merit and endowed scholarships, reconciliation of NAIA athletic talent awards, providing counseling services to prospective and current students and families, operational reporting and processing, research and planning, staff development, budget management, and utilization of technology in the execution of other recruitment initiatives. With the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director will collaborate closely with other entities throughout campus in order to coordinate best-in-class recruitment strategies. The Director will represent Clarke and make presentations about admissions to external audiences and at internal admissions programs. The Director will also be expected to stay well informed of current student trends, principles of good practice and the development of new university program initiatives. The Director will serve on numerous university committees and be an active member of the campus community as well as having hands-on contact with many new students and families.

    Strong candidates for this position should have established leadership skills and exceptional judgment; the ability to problem solve and interpret data; the capacity to prepare and analyze detailed reports; established administrative skills to manage the complex operations of a central administrative office; demonstrated ability to continually affect change; excellent communication skills and the ability to make complex information understandable; stellar customer service; the desire to work collaboratively and the ability to build and motivate a seasoned team of professionals and students through a direct and hands-on approach.

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree in a related field and five or more years of successful admissions experience is required. Current knowledge of recruiting best practices and a history of successfully recruiting students to a private university is essential. Supervisory experience and a Master's degree are preferred. Weekend and evening work should be expected.

    To apply for this position, please upload a letter of application and resume online at Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    About Clarke

    At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the "most livable" small cities in the country and one of "Best Green Places" in the country.

  • March 08, 2018 12:23 PM | Anonymous member

    Michigan Technological University has a job opening in Houghton, Michigan for a campus visit coordinator. If you or someone you know wants to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the earth and work with an amazing team, please apply!

  • March 06, 2018 11:01 AM | Anonymous member

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an International Recruitment Coordinator. The International Recruitment Coordinator will oversee international recruitment for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, which includes international travel, communication with international students, and developing recruitment and yield strategies for international students.

    For full position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit the Illinois academic job board. The position closes for applications on March 21, 2018.

  • March 02, 2018 12:20 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Description


    March 2018


    Name of Incumbent:


    Title of Position/Working Title:

    Director/Director of Admissions

    Position Number:

    # 4163

    Unit/Department Name:

    Office of Admissions

    Name and Title of Supervisor:

    Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing & Communication (EMMC)

    All Applications must be submitted through the NIU online employment system using the following link:


    Part I. Job Information

    Northern Illinois University (NIU) seeks a dynamic and creative professional interested in leading and directing the admissions operation. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and accomplished professional to join a progressive enrollment management team.

    The successful candidate will lead an admissions organization in continuing the institution’s record for improving the academic profile and diversity of its entering classes, using advanced and innovative recruitment technology and techniques.

    Periods of intensive travel, including weekends and evenings required.

    Position Focus

    The purpose of the Director of Admissions position is:


    -To provide administrative leadership and oversight of the Office of Admissions and all its functions

    -To serve the needs of the Office of Admissions by:

    -working with the VP in creating and implementing a strategic plan to achieve enrollment goals and increased visibility for the University

    -providing direction and oversight of recruitment and admission best practices; office/process efficiencies; interpretation and administration of all university admission policies for the recruitment of undergraduate students; and innovative, data-driven strategies

    -developing a cohesive and collaborative team environment

    -working in conjunction with staff from other NIU academic/student services units to meet the mission and strategic goals of the Division of EMMC and NIU



    Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions)


    1.      Provide strategic planning and leadership for the Office of Admissions (35%)


    -Work closely with VP to develop strategic plans that will meet the University’s enrollment goals

    -Analyze and interpret various data elements and provide recommendations that are focused on recruitment strategies, admission scenarios, and increasing efficiencies

    -Create processes for effectively determining strategic priorities of recruitment and admission projects and practices

    -Understand and continuously use the best measurement and evaluation practices.  Develop and present consistent, timely reporting on key performance indicators

    -In collaboration with the EMMC marketing teams, generate and drive creative ideas for building awareness, marketing and communication campaigns, and advertising that are aligned with the values, culture and messages of the University and the Office of Admissions

    -Provide leadership for the Office of Admissions and develop a cohesive and collaborative team environment

    -Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and motivation of professional staff, interns, and students

    - Be forward thinking and explore new opportunities for growth and improvement.  Continually improve and advance personal leadership through professional development and continuing education.

    -Develop and manage the operating budgets for Office of Admissions


    2.      Develop, review, and manage recruitment strategies and practices (25%)


    -In coordination with the VP, develop and maintain a strategic recruitment plan to promote the University’s visibility and general enrollment efforts

    -Lead and direct implementation of new student recruitment strategies and technologies based on knowledge of national best practices and challenges, including changing demographics and competitive markets

       -Coordinate admissions-related activities with the University’s academic, student  
       affairs, and other administrative units.

       -Assist individual colleges and academic departments with the development and
       implementation of recruitment strategies and in the decision process with respect to
       special review admission cases.

    -Provide oversight for developing the campus visit experience; recruitment activities, travel, and schedules; key performance indicators; yield management; and operational efficiency

    -Represent the University to external audiences, including prospective students, parents, high school and community college administrators and counselors, alumni and donors, and other Illinois college and university staff and administrators






    3.      Develop, review, and manage admission processes (25%)


    -Oversee all processes and functions to receive and review applications, transcripts, and other academic documents, in order to ensure the timely and accurate processing of application materials

    -Evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files in accordance with University policies

    -Oversee, maintain, and analyze the use of various technologies (i.e. PeopleSoft, Hobsons Connect, OnBase) as they meet the functional needs of the office

    -Develop, implement, and review admission policies and streamline business processes for efficient operations

    -Oversee admission processes related to NCAA compliance and ensure that admission processes and communications are in compliance with current and emerging regulations


    4.      Work as a team member to promote the success of the Division EMMC and the University as a whole (15%)


    -Work collaboratively with relevant staff from other units around NIU (i.e. Athletics; Alumni Association/Foundation; Academic Affairs; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Housing and Dining; International Admissions; Registration and Records; and other EMMC units)

    -Serve on University committees as required

    -Attend statewide, regional, and national conferences and workshops as appropriate

    -Support the workplace culture of the Division of EMMC by demonstrating the professional conduct and values expected of all employees

    -Represent NIU in a professional manner at all times by providing excellent communication and services

    -Attend staff meetings, retreats, planning sessions, trainings, and other meetings/events as required

    -Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned


    Part II.  Organizational Structure

    1.      Specify the number of employees reporting directly to this position, including student employees:

    Head Count____5____

    FTE ____5____

    2.      Specify the number of employees reporting to this position through subordinate supervisors, including student employees:

    Head Count ____108____

    FTE ____42____

    Part III.  Position Requirements


    ·       Bachelor’s degree

    ·       Proven record of success in recruitment along with at least 5 years of significant progressive responsibility in college recruitment and admissions, or closely related enrollment management area

    ·       Three years of supervisory experience of a diverse staff, including hiring, evaluation, supervision, motivation, and training of professional staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students

    ·       Working knowledge of the admission process, including recruitment/yield strategies, territory management, customer relationship management (CRM) software, admission cycle, and application processing

    ·       Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the mission and values of the institution

    ·       Ability to establish collegial relationships with diverse students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the community

    ·       Demonstrated experience in facilitating organizational development and change

    ·       Competency for analyzing related data and assessing programming activities as part of strategic enrollment planning

    ·       Possess the following skills and attributes: proven leadership skills; ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; strong attention to detail; student-oriented attitude; professionalism; strong work ethic; ability to work at a fast pace; adaptability; strong problem solving skills; and willingness to continually learn and improve

    ·       Experience with budget development and management

    ·       Valid driver’s license and successful criminal history background check




    ·       Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Communications, Marketing, Business, or closely related field

    ·       Demonstrated experience working with Hobsons (Connect), PeopleSoft, and OnBase  software platforms

    ·       Demonstrated experience working with international student recruitment and admission

    ·       Demonstrated understanding of innovative uses of technology and media in recruitment and admission processes



    Candidates must post a detailed cover letter, resume, list of references and unofficial transcript online by March 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. at  In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.


    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


  • March 02, 2018 12:06 PM | Anonymous member

    The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University seek a dynamic, experienced enrollment professional for the position of Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid.  Through a partnership of two of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) offer to students the opportunities and choices of a larger university and the individual attention and community of a premier small college experience.  The successful candidate will embrace the unique qualities of each institution and recruit top students who will thrive from the benefits both institutions offer.

    The Catholic character of CSB/SJU is shaped by the Benedictine communities that founded the colleges and continues to enliven the academic, spiritual and social life of these institutions. The centuries-old Benedictine traditions of hospitality, community, stewardship and service to the common good are values expressed and practiced in all aspects of the two colleges.

    The Position

    Serving on the senior leadership teams of both institutions and reporting directly to College of Saint Benedict President Mary Dana Hinton and Saint John’s University President Michael Hemesath, the Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid will serve as an executive leader and the chief enrollment officer.  The Vice President will directly manage the work of eight senior professionals, strategically leading institutional efforts in domestic and international admission and financial aid.  The Vice President will oversee 40 staff who serve on the admission and financial aid team. Serving both institutions, the Vice President will create and implement a strategic plan designed to meet the enrollment, discounting and net tuition revenue goals and objectives of each institution.    

    The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, experienced professional guided by a comprehensive knowledge of demographics, data analytics and market trends. Adept skills in data analytics will be required to pursue and enroll students who will thrive and persist at the institutions. The Vice President will develop strategies to optimize and leverage financial aid to enroll students who will excel at CSB/SJU.  The Vice President will maintain institutional financial strength in net tuition revenue and guide the process of financial aid packaging and predictive enrollment modeling.  The ideal candidate must possess the ability to identify and assess emerging demographic trends and to adapt to changing market conditions.

    The Vice President will effectively manage an enrollment team and culture across both campuses, engaging in transparent and open dialog that will involve key stakeholders in the recruitment and enrollment process.  Building upon the established trust of faculty, staff, and students, as well as strong and extremely loyal CSB/SJU alumni groups, the Vice President will collaborate creatively in enrollment and institutional issues with extraordinary interpersonal skill to facilitate partnerships at both institutions.  The Vice President will collaborate with colleagues serving on both the CSB and SJU Cabinets to assure institutional stability and prosperity.  

    Leading and managing an established staff possessing remarkable longevity, the Vice President must be a seasoned and experienced leader with the ability to formulate, mentor and maintain a strong and cohesive team.  The Vice President will effectively manage, train, and lead the admission and financial aid team, housed on both campuses, to build a staff skilled in meeting their respective and unified goals. The Vice President also will provide consistent messaging and high-level customer care to students and families.   The Vice President will be respectful and inclusive, offering a high level of professional development as well as expecting a high level of accountability.

     The Vice President will promote and embody Benedictine Values in every aspect of this position.

    Skills and Characteristics

    • ·       Passionate about the liberal arts and appreciative of the transformative power of a liberal arts education
    • ·       Understanding of the powerfully  unique and inclusive nature of a Catholic education
    • ·       Strategic by nature and possessing strong data and analytic skills
    • ·       Possess strong interpersonal and relationship skills with the ability to entertain and value opposing views, ideas and questions
    • ·       Strong mentor with an equal eye towards accountability and professional development
    • ·       Competent, confident, collaborative, and comfortable
    • ·       A creative problem-solver
    • ·       Awareness of the importance of retention factors in admitting students who will persist
    • ·       Understands financial modeling
    • ·       Experienced in NCAA Division III athletics and partnering with athletic departments
    • ·       Extensive experience with technology and CRMs; experience with Slate is preferred
    • ·       Knowledgeable about admission marketing and able to build strong collaboration with institutional marketing and communications for consistency of message and brand
    • ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • ·       Strong leadership skills that promote collaboration and professional growth
    • ·       Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred
    • ·       Cumulative, long-term experience in enrollment management in private, higher education is preferred.

    College of Saint Benedict

    Each of our students has a story that illustrates the values of our community, the value of the liberal arts, and the critical and growing importance of educating women who will lead and serve our world. While our students forge their own individual paths, they represent a tradition of women who continue to influence positively the CSB community and ultimately the world, as they bring their liberal arts educations to their communities and their careers.

    Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D.

    President, College of Saint Benedict

    Founded in 1913, the College of Saint Benedict embraces the rich heritage of bold leadership and pioneering spirit of its Benedictine founders, the Sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery.

    The College of Saint Benedict offers programs to meet the needs and aspirations of young women, emphasizing women’s leadership and personal development, inclusive of intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development.  Its values-based and value-added residential liberal arts education provides the framework for fulfilling lives of disciplined inquiry and leadership in careers devoted to the professions, public life and service to others.  Approximately 1,900 women are enrolled at CSB, and nearly all students live on campus, enjoying a vibrant atmosphere for personal growth and discovery.

    Saint John’s University

    For generations, Saint John’s has sent graduates across the country and around the world to lead successful and fulfilling lives in leadership and service.  Shaped by our Catholic and Benedictine values and grounded in the liberal arts, we have always encouraged our students to be about something more than themselves.  We teach and mentor young men through the lens of community, instilling in them the values and aspiration to lead lives of significance and principled achievement.

    Michael Hemesath, Ph.D.

    President, Saint John’s University

    Founded in 1857 by the Monks of the Order of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s inspires undergraduate men to new heights of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development that is grounded in the Catholic and Benedictine tradition. SJU provides its students a powerful and lasting experience of community, providing an experience that encourages men to reach their full potential.  Through a four-year residential program, nearly all of SJU’s 1,700 students live on campus, enjoying a vibrant atmosphere for personal growth and discovery.  The Faculty Resident Program is a distinctive part of campus life whereby Benedictine monks and lay administrators live in the residence halls and serve as adult mentors. The program has been cited by external assessment teams as one of the major strengths of the university.

    Two Institutions, Together

    The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John's University (SJU) each are nationally recognized liberal arts colleges. Together, CSB and SJU have formed a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top-ranked liberal arts institutions. The two college communities have been closely connected since their beginnings, and the formal partnership began over 50 years ago.

    Students at CSB/SJU have full access to the campuses, courses, faculty, facilities, and programs of two colleges. Students take classes on both campuses, eat on both campuses, attend events on both campuses, study on both campuses, and use the athletic facilities on both campuses.  CSB/SJU offers more than 60 areas of study and 35 major programs of study leading to the baccalaureate degree.  Study abroad, internship and research opportunities abound for students to enhance their educational experience.  Likewise, joint clubs and organizations are available for all students, with a separate though coordinated student senate for each institution.

    Located six miles apart on a total of over 3,000 acres, the campuses are known for their natural beauty that includes wetlands, several lakes, an oak savanna, a restored prairie, and hiking trails that wind through an extensive pine and hardwood forest.  In addition to its recreational value, the landscape inspires spiritual and artistic reflection and fosters the Benedictine traditions of land stewardship, education, and environmental respect.  CSB “Bennies” and SJU “Johnnies” travel between the two campuses on the LINK bus. This free and frequent shuttle runs on an easy-to-remember schedule every day of the week, making it simple to get between campuses as needed.

    Benedictine monks and sisters are actively involved on both campuses as teachers, administrators and role models.

    CSB and SJU offer separate athletic programs participating in NCAA Division III athletics.  CSB fields eleven teams and seven competitive club sports, while SJU hosts twelve teams and seven club sports.  Both CSB and SJU compete in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the top Division III conferences in the nation. Both colleges have completed major athletic facilities projects. SJU's new facilities include a soccer field, baseball stadium, tennis courts, indoor golf simulation center, and a seasonally-domed multipurpose field. CSB built two softball fields, two soccer fields and intramural fields. A new athletic center houses concession stands, state-of-the-art locker and training rooms, and a press box.

    For more information on CSB/SJU, see  


    • Fulbright Scholars:  With 22 students receiving Fulbright Scholarships in the last four years, CSB/SJU were ranked among the elite company of some of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. CSB/SJU faculty work diligently to mentor students for these opportunities.
    • Washington Monthly's Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges:  Washington Monthly listed both CSB and SJU among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation in 2017.
    • Money Magazine's Top 50 Colleges:  Money Magazine ranks the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University among the Best 50 Colleges in the nation. Together, CSB/SJU are the top-ranked schools in Minnesota.
    • CSB/SJU Ranked by The Princeton Review:  The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University were ranked as top institutions in the country by The Princeton Review in three different categories: #14 in "best college newspaper"; #15 in "most active student government"; and #18 in "best campus food."
    • Best College in Minnesota for Finding a Job:  The career experts at Zippia listed Saint John's University as the top school in Minnesota for finding a job after graduation, and ranked them second nationally.
    • Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges:  Kiplinger's ranks CSB/SJU among their 2017 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges based on a combination of academic quality and affordability.
    • Top 20 Catholic Colleges and Universities:  Both CSB and SJU were named one of the top 20 best Catholic colleges and universities in the country by College Factual. USA Today reported, CSB “has a solid reputation for developing students intellectually, spiritually and ethically."
    • Top 100 U.S. News and World Report:  CSB and SJU each are rated among the top 100 in national rankings of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
    • The New York Times’ College Access Index:  Both the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University were included in The New York Times’ list of top institutions doing the most to promote the American dream.

    More information about the successes of College of Saint Benedict and Saint John University, as well as some of their students and distinguished alumni, can be found under Bragging Rights.


    The colleges enroll a talented and diverse student body.  The typical new student placed among the top 20% of all ACT test-takers nationally.  Their composite high school grade point average in fall 2017 totaled 3.6, and more than one-quarter earned a 3.9 grade average or higher.  New students typically describe themselves as friendly, fun, and driven.  In fall 2017, undergraduate students came from 39 states and 21 foreign countries.  International students make up nearly four percent of the student body.  American students of color represent 17% of all CSB and SJU students.  More than one in five students plays on an intercollegiate athletics team.


    Seven miles from St. Cloud, Minnesota, the College of Saint Benedict is a beautiful welcoming campus located on the edge of the city of St. Joseph, a town of 7,000.  Saint John’s University is located in the midst of woodlands, prairies and lakes in Collegeville - four miles to the west. 

    St. Cloud, MN offers natural attractions, sporting events, arts, entertainment, shopping and more.  The regional urban area supports an array of medical, educational, and park and recreation organizations and facilities.  The population of St. Cloud and the surrounding metropolitan area, including St. Joseph, approximates 250,000, while the city of St. Cloud is around 67,000. Nestled between lakes and bluffs along the Mississippi river, families and students of CSB and SJU can enjoy a variety of attractions and events, both indoors and outdoors.  St. Cloud boasts of an Arts District, as well as an historic downtown area, included in the “Preserve America” campaign by former First Lady Laura Bush.  Festivals are abundant for families to enjoy, as well as walking and hiking trails, boating and fishing, and many other outdoor activities.  Downtown St. Cloud is a great area to take in live music, dancing, and frequent eateries and breweries. 

    To Apply:  Napier Executive Search is assisting the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to find the experienced enrollment strategist who will serve as the Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid.  To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate a candidate for this position, please contact Robin Reynders ( or Mary Napier (  To apply, please send a resume, a detailed letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references by email to:  For assurance of full consideration, please submit application materials no later than April 10, 2018.  Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  In later stages of the search, candidates may be required to provide additional information, such as longitudinal quantitative reports of key performance indicators.  All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.

    It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks.  An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

    Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

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