Director of Admissions

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Director of Admissions
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia



The Director of Admissions provides strategic leadership and oversight to the Office of Admissions. This position is responsible for collaborating with the vice president for admissions and marketing to formulate, recommend, design and manage the implementation of enrollment plans and to achieve annual recruitment targets, in keeping with established College admissions priorities.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics: commitment to fostering a culturally diverse environment; a desire to empower others; a strong sense of justice and a commitment to act with integrity; adaptability and an appreciation for novel approaches to dealing with challenges.



  1. Direct the strategic planning and implementation of the College’s admissions efforts.

  2. Attract, develop, motivate and retain talented employees. Identify performance trends, encourage professional growth opportunities, and deliver individual and team feedback through coaching.

  3. Work closely with other departments to ensure new students receive exceptional service, fostering trust and cooperation between the Office of Admissions and other departments.

  4. Ensure compliance with all government and accreditation requirements in admissions.  Monitor department and staff compliance with applicable regulations and standards throughout all aspects of the enrollment process, including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  5. Prepare and manage departmental budget.

  6. Conduct audits to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of departmental records, and efficiency of operations.



  1. Demonstrated ability to achieve results through directing the activities of others and individual/team motivation.

  2. Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  3. Ability to assess and challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions.

  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  5. Ability to effectively interact with various constituencies of the college, both internal and external.

  6. Ability to persuade, market and sell new ideas.

  7. Proven ability to manage/implement projects and contribute to concept development.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in higher education admissions, with progressive increase in responsibility.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing a team of people, with specific experience in hiring, training, building teams, coaching, and managing performance.



  • Graduate degree in a related field

  • Working knowledge of Google Apps



  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College

  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role, but the employee is free to stand and walk at will. Lifting or lowering an object less than 5 lbs. from one level to another may be required.



Some travel required.



Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to

  • Letter of interest

  • Résumé

  • Statement of faith

Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Scott Quatro discusses Covenant’s motto and how it is put into practice across the disciplines and departments.
Taken the evening of 10.13.2013 by Matt McLelland.