Job posting- Regional Director of Admission

Regional Director of Admission

Columbus, Indiana


The Regional Director of Admission has the direct responsibility for supervising, maintaining and planning the day-to-day admission operations of the regional education center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports directly to the Interim A.V.P. for CGPS Education Centers and is largely self-supervising and independent as it relates to development of new programs to impact new student recruitment. The Regional Director of Admission 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 Interim A.V.P. for CGPS Education Centers, Senior Director of Graduate School, and Regional Academic Director, the Regional Director of Admission 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 of Admission 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 of Admission 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.

Working with the Interim A.V.P. for CGPS Education Centers and the Regional Academic Director, the Regional Director of Admission annually develops, implements and manages the center’s promotional budget. Annually, along with close consultation with the Regional Academic Director, the Regional Director of Admission is responsible for providing the Interim A.V.P. for CGPS Education Centers with a comprehensive marketing plan to recruit new students, which thoroughly analyzes and assesses the Trine regional education center market and concludes with the Regional Director of Admission’s realistic and “stretch” goal projections. It is from this invaluable exercise that the 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 of Admission will also develop, along with the Regional Academic Director, 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.   


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts, sciences, and 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.), and 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.

Education and/or Experience

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


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.