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Director of Admissions

Date: January 13, 2022

Position Title: Director of Admissions

Department: Admissions

Position Requirements & Preferences:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required and demonstrated success in enrollment process
  • Experience: Two to five years of experience in admissions / recruitment experience
  • Abilities: 
    • Requires independent decision making, ability to exercise good judgment, and use of critical thinking skills.
    • May work in an environment of shifting priorities; frequent interruptions; hectic pace; and interaction with students, staff and/or the public.
    • Working knowledge of computer software programs which may include Word, Excel, institutional mainframe computer software, or similar programs.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills including proficiency in business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion.
    • Ability to work independently as well as be a collaborative team player in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
    • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building and communication skills essential.

Position Summary:

WPU strives to create a vibrant learning community for all its members, including students, staff, and faculty.  To help foster that community, the Director of Admissions will lead by example and develop others’ leadership capabilities, employ relevant technologies, and actively demonstrate the Quaker virtues of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.  Specifically, the Director of Admissions will be responsible for the outcomes produced by the Admissions and perhaps the Financial Aid Offices, serve on the President’s Cabinet and support university processes to achieve educational and economic goals.



  • Provides leadership and helps establish goals within sphere of responsibility. Effectively moves team members toward these goals of student recruitment and satisfaction.
  • Monitor admission trends from inquiry to deposit; develop strategies to promote student enrollment in CASPS, Distance Learning and Nursing programs.
  • Understand financial aid processes; work collaboratively with financial aid team members to solve issues and support daily responsibilities.
  • Active management of the Leadership’s agreed to annual discount rate.
  • Serve as a member on the Admissions/Financial Aid Committee.
  • Serve as a member on the First Year Committee.
  • Manage recruitment of all international students; serves as Designated SEVIS Officer (DSO) for the University.
  • Support the goal of financial sustainability and the business plan towards that goal.
  • Support the Performance Management System, adopted by WPU.
  • Develop and maintain measurement tools that are standardized, easily interpreted and reflect the goals and/or actions they are created to measure.
  • Working knowledge of all contractual relationships held by WPU; in depth knowledge of contracts involved with department supervised.
  • Facilitate the creation of a formal and continuous operational review process that identifies and records best practices in areas under direct supervision.
  • Work with President and other Cabinet members to establish individual and team goals regarding assessment of the goals and actions of the business plan.
  • Is effectively self-motivated. Acts rather than reacts.  Motivates team members. Works under own volition.
  • Is able to evaluate programs and personnel on a continual basis. Addresses the task of evaluation.  Uses the results of evaluation to improve programs and personnel.
  • Demonstrates willingness to make decisions when they are required. Gathers facts and makes decisions based on facts.  Justifies own decisions in an intelligent and critical manner.
  • Performs activities in an ethical manner. Works with integrity and respects the rights of individuals.
  • Seeks ways to improve administratively and professionally.
  • Can be depended upon to meet deadlines. Is reliable in attending meetings and fulfilling commitments.
  • Continuous and never-ending education within responsibilities for career development, including participation in outside professional organization(s).
  • This position may require travel.
  • This position may require occasional weekend and evening hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: The President

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time / Part-Time / Temp: Full-Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: 

Send cover letter, resume, and references:
Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577


Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.