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Location: Moraga, California
Internal Number: 3983019
Executive Director of Graduate and International Admissions
Salary: $110,000.00 - $135,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 2015-1603877
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Enrollment Management
Closing: 4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian heritage and Liberal Arts education, SaintMary's currently enrolls more than 3,100 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman CatholicChurch, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College that they founded.Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education rooted in inclusive excellence and community. Ranked in the Top 5 Best Colleges: Western Region byU.S. News & World Report, Saint Mary's reputation for exceptional academic quality and unparalleled heart stems from its vibrant heritage as a Lasallian, Catholic, Liberal Arts institution. World-class faculty and exceptional staff join together with students to form a close-knit community that provides innovative education through hands-on, real world experience. The College is also deeply committed to the educational benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, this key leadership position within the Division of Enrollment Management will lead and manage the office of graduate and international admissions. The executive director will lead a well-planned and analytically supported graduate enrollment strategic initiatives with the goal of building the SMC brand as well as growing enrollments and creating a strong and sustainable enrollment future. The executive director will develop and successfully execute a strategic graduate enrollment management plan for the School of Economics, Business and Administration (SEBA) that will support the enrollment goals set forth for the school. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for creating and executing a strategic international undergraduate recruitment plan for all four schools at SMC.
Provide day-to-day oversight, hire and train assistant directors, admissions recruiters and graduate assistants, establishing priorities.
Manage the graduate and international admissions budget including planning and administration.
Owns established targets and implements a comprehensive enrollment needed to achieve SEBA graduate domestic enrollment and diversity goals.
Develop relationships and communication with SEBA graduate program coordinators and department chairs in the academic departments; work closely with the chairs to drive enrollment goals for each program; serve as the point person to liaise with departments within the academic units within the schools as it relates to graduate admissions and recruitment.
Serve as the primary contact for prospective and new students in Saint Mary's executive MBA and DBA programs.
In collaboration with the program directors and VPEM nurture current corporate partnerships and explore new partnerships to grow the corporate/government part-time student population at Saint Mary's.
Collaborate with the Executive Director of Marketing and the SEBA Director of Marketing in putting together a SEBA domestic marketing plan for lead generation and event marketing; working closely with Marcomm to monitor and provide feedback on lead quality, ROI etc.
Serve as the lead in effective coordination and execution of all internal and external events such as bay are recruiting events, on campus open houses, graduate fairs, other recruiting events. Participate in recruitment fairs (domestic/international) attracting talented students to SMC.
In collaboration with the academic deans and their offices create and execute an international recruitment plan for graduate and undergraduate students.
Building on SEBA's reputations for their business programs within Bay Area corporations, expand the programs footprint by attracting more full-time regional and national students to their programs.
In coordination with academic program coordinators, build a robust prospective student multi-channel communication plan to share the value of a Saint Mary's education.
Work closely with international recruiting agents insuring quality of applicants, engaging agent counselors and ensuring al SMC standards are being met.
Work with Marcomm, the operations team and schools to ensure all marketing collateral/websites are current and relevant
Work with the operations team to maintain reports for recruiting initiatives that include tracking ROI, develop and monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and increase operational efficiency.
In collaboration with the VPEM explore new recruitment opportunities in existing and new markets that includes establishing university partnerships (MoU's) - within the US and abroad, government/agencies and nurturing these relationships to yield quality students to SMC.
Liaise with the alumni office to leverage alumni for networking and recruiting events .
Effectively use data to assess strategy and priorities.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Experience and Qualifications
Requirements: Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions (preferably graduate) that includes at least 3 years of experience in successfully managing a team of admissions professionals - nurturing, motivating and leading them.
Demonstrated successful experience in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing strategies from a data-driven perspective, including the use of integrated marketing campaigns and social media to improve the recruitment and enrollment of domestic and international students.
Candidates with solid experience in the US graduate market are encouraged to apply. Bay Area experience a plus.
Proven success launching successful recruitment campaigns from concept to deployment to results within a given budget. Experience working in domestic and international markets and has a record of success in meeting domestic and international enrollment goals. Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, evening and weekends during peak times is necessary and expected. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the year. This position requires a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
Other Skills: The individual must have excellent written and oral communication, outreach, public speaking/presentation and networking skills. Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and diplomacy. A motivated and enthusiastic work style. Stellar managerial and leadership skills. Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational skills; the ability to professionally interact and communicate with internal and external constituents, multitask, attention to detail and work to aggressive deadlines is of great importance. Excellent project and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with leadership, faculty and staff.
Highly skilled in the use of MS Office Suite, CRM (preferably Slate), Student Information systems are required.
The ability to professionally represent the University is of great importance.
Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Your application is considered complete if you include the following:
2. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the Mission of the College
3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references4. Consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third-party background check
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws. Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and CampusCrime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, see the website here:https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety-transportation/clery-reports-and-alerts. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
Please apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/stmarys
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