Director of Admission

Director of Admission

Fort Wayne, Indiana


The Director of Admission has the direct responsibility for cultivating students, maintaining contact with them, and planning the day-to-day admission and recruitment efforts in each of their areas.  Annually the Director will prepare a marketing plan highlighting outreach, goals, and new strategies to drive recruitment efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The 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.

Their primary responsibility is one-to-one contact and recruitment of prospective students in an assigned focus area, from inquiry to enrollment, and may exercise independent discretion and judgement to accomplish these tasks. The Director of Admission assists the candidate in completing the application, acquiring the necessary documents required for admission into the school, and guiding them on costs, 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 Director will need to build both a daily and long-term schedule to appropriately cover their recruitment efforts. 

The 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.  Weekly and Monthly reporting on recruitment efforts, action items, and initiatives will be required.  

Annually, along with close consultation with the CGPS Academic Director, the Director of Admission is responsible for providing the A.V.P. with a comprehensive marketing plan to recruit new students, which thoroughly analyzes and assesses Trine’s market and concludes with the director’s realistic and “stretch” goal projections. It is from this invaluable exercise that the Director takes ownership of achieving CGPS’s enrollment goals.

The Director will also develop, along with the 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.

This position may include other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university 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. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.