Director of Admissions
Ashford University / Bridgepoint Education - San Diego, CA

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Post by Jobing - Job Title: Director of Admissions Department: Admissions AU/CA SR City: San Diego State / Province: California Job Position Type: Full Time Regular Are you a leader? Do you enjoy helping others achieve success? If so, the Director of Admissions position may be the ideal career fit for you!Position Summary: Reporting to the Divisional Vice President this is a full–time position located in one of the following locations: *San Diego, California *Denver, Colorado *Clinton, Iowa *Some off–site locations in ArizonaThe Director of Admissions will lead a team of Admissions Managers who coach and develop Admissions Counselors to cultivate student relationships and support overall student success at Ashford University. This person has demonstrated and must continue to demonstrate successful leadership abilities and thrive in a challenging, innovative workplace.The Director of Admissions will be responsible for the development of Admissions Managers and Admissions Counselors, will lead relationship building efforts, and effectively collaborate with team members.

This role is responsible for executing the University's mission and values while delivering on the brand promise of changing lives. In addition to leadership functions, the Director of Admissions will be responsible for team management and relationship building with internal and external parties. Additionally, this person has full responsibility for their team's ability to grow and maintain student populations.Essential Job Duties: *Communication – (30%)oEffectively communicate and articulate plans and strategies as requested.oExercise discretion when handling confidential information.oEnsure all Admissions policies are communicated, understood and adhered to. *Coaching and Development – (30%)oDevelop and manage a team of Admissions Managers.oCoach a team of managers on effective management styles to promote a friendly, engaging and successful work environment.oCoach a team of managers on strategic plans including database management, effective call strategies and personal and team goal setting.oWork with Admissions Managers on prospective and current student issues; ensure students are properly advised through the admissions process.oMentor and assist Admissions Managers in daily operations as needed.

  • Operational Management – (30%)oTrack and measure the development and progress of Admissions Managers and communicate to the Divisional VPs on a continuous basis.oEffectively manage and monitor all resources to ensure optimal efficiency of student inquiries.oUnderstand and utilize data and metrics to develop strategies and plans.oDemonstrate strategic thinking to plan and improve student experience and overall efficiency.oMaintain timely and proper records in regards to timekeeping, corrective action and coaching logs.oAdhere to all company and University policies and compliance standards.oMaintain consistency in the admissions process: inquiry, phone screen, interview, enrollment, and orientation.oEstablish team performance targets, plans to deliver results accordingly, and report results as appropriate.oAssess and report staffing levels to the Divisional VPs. *Professional Development – (10%)oSeek out competitive knowledge on the Education industry, technology and related fields.oParticipate in workgroups discussing departmental and University initiatives as requested.oOther duties consistent with this position as assigned.Core Competencies: *Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization. oFlexibility and Perseverance – Able to adapt, adjust and produce quality results despite changes and/or adversity *Communication: Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships. oManaging Relationships – Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect *Service: Encompasses the company's core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community.
oJob knowledge – Possess and effectively apply the knowledge required of the position *Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility. Leadership Competencies: *Leading Change: This competency serves as the foundation of the Leadership competency model as it aligns the behaviors and characteristic of the individuals with the organization's mission and core values. Inherent in this competency is the individual's ability to balance change and continuity; to continually strive to improve organizational framework; to create a work environment that encourages innovation; and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity. oEmotional Intelligence – Applies self–awareness, self–management, social awareness and relationship management skills to successfully perform the duties of the position, foster positive relationships and lead employees to produce their best work.oResilience – Deals effectively with pressure; maintains focus and urgency and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.

Recovers quickly from setbacks. *Leading People: This leadership competency involves the ability to maximize human capital by fostering an environment that encompasses the organization's culture and execute the mission, goals and core values. *Business Acumen: This competency involves the ability to understand and administer business information cross departmentally in a manner that inspires confidence, instills trust and accomplishes the organization's goals. oHuman Capital Management – Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

  • Building Communication: This leadership competency encompasses written and verbal communications of facts and ideas as well as developing a professional network inside and outside the organization. *Driving Results: This competency stresses accountability and continuous improvement through decision making, execution and producing results. o Accountability – Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering business results. Sets appropriate standards of performance for self and others.Minimum Requirements: *Proven record of effective Management/Supervision in the Education Industry.
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills. *Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and leverage strong relationships, internally and externally *Proven track record of attaining and exceeding individual and team goals. *Strong critical thinking skills, as demonstrated by the ability to discern situations. *Able to make appropriate decisions within scope of authority and present multiple recommendations to senior management.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities. *Outstanding oral presentation and written communication skills. *Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment.Education: *Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally approved accredited institution is required. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (transcripts) upon request.
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