Job posting- CGPS Regional Director- Detroit

CGPS Regional Director

Detroit, Michigan

The Regional Director has the direct responsibility for the overall health and vitality of the center including but not limited to, recruiting, admission, and retention strategies of the center enrollment.  Additionally, the Regional Director has the direct responsibility for supervising, maintaining and planning the day-to-day operations of the regional center.


This position reports to the A.V.P. for Enrollment, but is largely self-supervising and independent as it relates to development of new programs to impact new student recruitment.  The Regional Director has the responsibility of attracting and recruiting qualified undergraduate and graduate candidates who meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies along with the development, implementation and management of specific recruitment-related programs. Working with the A.V.P. and Dean of CGPS, the Regional Director has the authority to negotiate memorandums of understanding, programmatic offerings, scheduling, training and development opportunities with the leadership of regional community colleges; presidents/vice presidents/directors of human resources at corporations, manufacturing centers, small businesses, etc. 

The Regional Director has the autonomy to build both a daily and long term schedule to appropriately cover the needs of the regional office, appointments with individuals and groups externally from the office, as well as setting appointments with business and organizational leaders.  A primary responsibility is one-to-one recruitment of prospective students in an assigned territory, from inquiry to enrollment, and may exercise independent discretion and judgement to accomplish these tasks. The Regional Director assists the candidate in completing the application, acquiring the necessary documents required for admission into the school, and guiding them on financial aid availability and processing.  In addition, upon completion of the application process, and a thorough analysis of the candidate’s credentials, the director makes the final recommendation to admit, deny or extend conditional admission to the candidate.

The Regional Director will confer with the A.V.P. to plan, implement and evaluate all programs and efforts, which seek to enroll an academically talented and culturally diverse student body. Working with the A.V.P., the director annually develops, implements and manages the center’s promotional budget.  Annually, the Regional Director is responsible for providing the A.V.P. with a comprehensive marketing plan to recruit and retain new students, which thoroughly analyzes and assesses the Trine regional education center market and concludes with the director’s realistic and “stretch” goal projections. It is from this invaluable exercise that the Regional Director takes ownership of achieving the center’s enrollment goals, thus ensuring the viability of the center’s expenditure on faculty and staff.

 The Regional Director will also develop a regular course of action to retain currently enrolled students, including but not limited to maintaining semi-regular contact to online students and organizing activities to establish a form of appreciation for seated students.  Additionally, the Regional Director will assume limited advising of prospective and current students regarding coursework and degree pathways. 


To perform this job successfully:

  • An individual must have an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts, sciences
  • Pre-professional/graduate and undergraduate education
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Enthusiasm for and ability to do significant traveling
  • Experience and skill working with computers and software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Jenzabar/EX, Slate, etc.)
  • Be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, a Master’s degree in education or business related field is preferred, and five or more years of successful admission or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy

See plan documents for benefit details.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.