Director of Admissions

Goshen College seeks a  Director of Admissions. This position plans, directs, implements, evaluates and reports on a comprehensive program of recruitment and admissions for undergraduate students. Possessing enthusiasm for student success, strong management and communication skills, market oriented skills, understanding of admissions-related information technology, and an ability to develop and implement effective recruitment plans. The Director of Admissions coordinates with the supervisor and relevant campus committees in establishing and meeting new student enrollment goals.

This is a full-time position, 1.0 FTE, eligible for a full and generous benefits package.

Essential Functions (Core Job Responsibilities)

  • Recruitment & Student Engagement (20%) – Takes primary responsibility for student recruitment and enrollment of incoming first-year and transfer students.
  • Territory Development and Management (20%) – Takes primary responsibility for strategy development and oversight of Counselor relationships with coaches, high school personnel, churches, GC alumni, and friends in all markets. Takes primary responsibility for developing and maintaining reports related to recruitment markets.
  • Application and Enrollment Process (25%) – Responsible for the admissions process and communicates admission requirements internally to key stakeholders and externally to schools and influencing assigned students to progress through the admissions process. Utilizes available data to appropriately track progress to reach annual goals.
  • Manage Admissions Operations (25%) – Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Admissions Office and provides direct supervision of Admissions functions. Includes supervision, development, and evaluation of Admissions employees.
  • Inter- and Intra- Institutional Representation of Admissions (10%) – Responsible for representing Admissions both externally via memberships and relationships, and internally with key stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Associate and Assistant Admissions Directors
  • Senior Admissions and Admissions Counselors

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • 5-6 years prior experience in higher education, preferably in an area of enrollment
  • Thorough understanding of the college admissions operation, including aspects of financial aid, and auxiliary / support functions.

Skills and Competencies


  • Commitment to student success, focused on recruiting students who will benefit from and contribute to the College’s academic program and campus community.
  • Ability to lead and manage others to reach their individual performance goals.
  • Ability to maintain perspective, stability and enthusiasm in highly visible, stress-producing work environment
  • Ability to establish and achieve priorities through an effective planning process.
  • Ability to analyze data to inform strategic planning.
  • Warm, positive personality with eagerness to meet and help people. Proven ability to relate and collaborate with a wide cross-section of campus administrators, employees, alumni, and students.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and intermediate computer literacy.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from prospective students and/or parents, the campus community, or external constituencies.
  • Background with sales automation systems / databases. Willingness to learn new software programs.
  • Commitment to professional development for self and all Admissions staff.


  • Ability to communicate at a basic level in Spanish.
  • Prior experience working with Jenzabar One and Salesforce.

Special Requirements 

  • Travel required related to student recruitment events, professional meetings and relevant College business. Travel could include overnight and/or extended stay.
  • Evening/night/weekend work required in representing the College at recruitment events and also during specific times of the recruitment cycle in order to reach/meet recruitment goals.

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.


This is a full-time position, 1.0 FTE, eligible for a full and generous benefits package.

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Tuition discounts
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid holidays, vacation/sick leave
  • Free employee membership to Recreation-Fitness Center

How to Apply:

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of reference with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled. 

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

About Goshen College

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111