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Director of Admissions

Champlain College
Burlington, VT
Closing date
Jun 27, 2023

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Director of Admissions

Job Description:

Champlain College located in Burlington, Vermont, is a vibrant, residential community of 2,000 undergraduates. Working at the intersections of technology, design, business, and social innovation, Champlain has a long history of offering innovative majors and programs that engage students in experiential learning and prepare them for their future careers. Our residential campus is situated in one of the most picturesque locations in Burlington, a lakeside community that has been consistently ranked as one of the country's best small cities and college towns. Our career-focused college attracts students from around the world, readying them for critical, high-skilled jobs, that contribute to our economy and entrepreneurial fields.

The College seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in student recruitment to lead our office of undergraduate admissions. The Director of Admissions, as an integral member of the enrollment leadership team, will report to, and work closely with, the Vice President of Enrollment Strategy & Marketing to develop and implement data-driven recruitment strategies and initiatives that support the College's enrollment goals.

The Director of Admissions will lead a team of admissions counselors in recruiting and enrolling undergraduate and transfer students. They will partner, collaborate, and develop strong relationships with departments across our college and with groups outside the college including college counselors, alumni, and parents. The Director is required to have working knowledge of current best practices in student recruitment as well as a desire to develop and implement new strategies based on institutional data and industry trends. They will be expected to maintain a current understanding of the applicable policies and regulations affecting the College's admissions process and will participate in professional organizations and professional development activities in order to be aware of and adapt to rapid changes in enrollment and recruitment.

Responsibilities include:
  • Effective communication with prospective students and families
  • Managing, motivating, inspiring, and leading staff to achieve enrollment goals of first-time and transfer students
  • Train, mentor, and support the professional development of staff
  • Participate in enrollment planning
  • Utilize appropriate technologies
  • Build strong relationships to ensure cooperation and collaboration with academic and administrative departments

The ideal candidate will actively participate in admissions travel, demonstrate a commitment to diversity with an ability to interact professionally with a broad range of constituents, and possess excellent communication, presentation, analytical, and leadership skills.


  • Bachelor's degree required (master's degree preferred)
  • Three or more years of senior-level experience in collegiate admissions with a proven enrollment track record and substantial experience working with high school and college students
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce CRM

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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