Director of Admission - TrineOnline

Director of Admission - TrineOnline

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 their areas.  Annually the Director will prepare a marketing plan highlighting outreach, goals, and new strategies to drive recruitment efforts.


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.


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.  Individuals must be comfortable building new relationships (with students and other constituents) through a combination of one-to-one contact, public speaking, and direct outreach including cold calling and event participation.  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.

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 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.