Director of Admissions

Purdue University Calumet in Indiana

Date Posted February 4, 2014

Purdue University Calumet

Hammond, Indiana

Director of Admissions

Purdue University Calumet, nestled in the northwest corner of Indiana, and only minutes from Chicago, has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Admissions professional who will provide strategic and operational leadership with a commitment to team building while serving students and their families. He/she will work closely with senior management, a committed admissions staff, and throughout the University community to achieve enrollment success.  Admissions and enrollment professionals are encouraged to apply for this important position at the University.

The University & The Greater Northwest Indiana Community: Purdue Calumet ( serves a diverse student population of more than 9,000 students, with more than one-third minority and 6.5 percent international students. Students earn a Purdue degree distinguished by experiential learning, led by faculty respected worldwide. The residential   neighborhood campus is located three miles east of the Illinois-Indiana state line, between Chicago and the scenic Indiana Dunes Lake Michigan shoreline. The University contributes to a vibrant Northwest Indiana community offering athletics, arts, culture, dining and community service experiences.

The Position: The Director reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating organizational and operational plans to support the enrollment mission and objectives of the University. The Director is responsible for program assessment, budgeting, policy development and implementation, and supervision of all personnel within the Office of Admissions. Working collegially with all departments within the University, the Director will be responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the University’s strategic enrollment, recruitment, and communication plans. The Director must have a sound understanding of all aspects of admissions including recruitment, strategic planning, public relations, marketing, communications, outreach, and admissions processing, and will partner with Academic Affairs and Information Services to implement Strategic Enrollment Management programs and initiatives. Predictive modeling analysis will be used to guide decisions. Previous experience partnering with Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and the Office of the Registrar is required. Knowledge about financial aid leveraging and scholarships to attract and retain students is expected. Experience with BANNER will be a plus.

Qualifications:  The Director of Admissions will be an experienced and successful admissions professional who is a sound decision maker, a highly skilled manager, an excellent communicator, open, flexible, respectful of alternative points of view, and comfortable in a collegial environment. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in data-driven admissions operations that result in substantial growth in enrollment, quality, and diversity of the application pool. Experience in building a strong, unified, and respected admissions team is important. A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) and six years of progressive experience in admissions and/or enrollment management or equivalency within higher education is required. Experience in financial aid leveraging and the use of competitive scholarships are highly desired.

Application and Nomination Process: The University has partnered with Scott Healy & Associates in managing and overseeing the search process. All applications and nominations must be sent to:

Scott Healy & Associates

Attn: Dr. Scott F. Healy, President


Applicants must apply electronically. Submit a cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas listed above, a current, complete, and updated resume, and a list of five professional references with title, phone number(s), and e-mail address. Applications received by March 14, 2014, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the results of the background check. Purdue University Calumet is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.