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Director of Admissions




Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement.  The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.


Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.


 Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The Director of Admissions reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Engagement with primary responsibility for driving enrollment growth with qualified and capable students. The Director of Admissions provides leadership in the achievement of enrollment targets and is responsible for the prospective student experience, admissions policies and procedures, performance mentoring of staff, and forecasting and tracking enrollment trends in an accurate manner to various constituents.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Counseling, Management or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Three to five years of admissions and/or higher education or closely related professional experience, preferably in graduate or professional education. Experience with international, undergraduate, and graduate admissions preferred. Supervision experience of professional staff required. Demonstrated success in leading teams of diverse employees as well as experience with enlivening and fostering a climate that values and embraces all forms of human diversity.

Certifications, Licenses, etc.: None


  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (especially, Word & Excel). 
  • Demonstrated technical skills with student information systems/databases. Salesforce and Campus Nexus experience preferred.
  • Successful experience in supervision, development and management, and personnel evaluation.
  • Effective organization and written and oral communication skills. Experience managing relationships and communicating with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines and maintain composure under high stress conditions.
  • Effective leadership skills which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, problem solving, strategic vision, and intellectual vitality.
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly motivated, focused, and results oriented.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Generates strategy and executes plan to support inquiry conversion and confirmations of new students, to meet or exceeds enrollment targets
  • Assures adequate staffing levels and productivity through effective personnel management. This includes but is not limited to selection and hiring of employees coupled with their being training, developed, motivated, and effectively managed.
  • Responsible for monitoring inquiry generation and quality of inquiries by partnering with marketing, partnership development, and ensuring referral goals are met.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors admissions policies and procedures consistent with current federal and state regulations, ethical standards, and compliance with all accrediting bodies.
  • Analyzes marketing and enrollment reports to monitor progress towards enrollment goals. Makes data driven decisions to ensure enrollment goals are met.
  • Leads and facilitates a customer-centered environment that is responsive and provides high-quality, timely services to students; stays abreast of trends in student recruitment and develops new strategies to enhance the admissions process for prospective students.
  • Partners with faculty and staff to ensure an enchanting student recruitment environment.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the admissions event calendar to include new recruitment events, open houses, open campus days, webinars, and admitted student events.
  • Manages programs and initiatives related to the retention of new students, i.e. Student Ambassador program, Facebook Admitted Groups, Peer Mentoring programs, etc.
  • Performs other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Direct Reports: Associate Directors of Admissions, Enrollment Managers

Indirect Reports: Senior Admissions Counselors, Admissions Counselors, and International Admissions Counselors

Contact Responsibility:

Internal: Interacts with supervisor to receive direction and instructions and/or review of work results.  This position with work closely with the Director of Admissions for online and various colleagues in multiple departments including the Campus Director, Student Business Services, Academic Deans, Program Directors, Human Resources, and IT Departments to support both students and colleagues in achieving student success and Department goals. 

External: Interacts with other academic institutions and members of the local community.


Primary Work Location, Hours & Travel Requirements:

Office Location:  Campus/hybrid

Work Hours:  Standard office hours

Travel:  Some travel may be required to other Alliant university campuses or for participation in local recruitment events.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work environment is in a standard office setting. Frequently exposed to low to moderate noise, various odors, temperature changes, and equipment with moving parts, including but not limited to computers, phones, printers, and other standard office equipment.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular sitting and being mobile; continual communicating both in person and on the telephone; regular keyboarding; regular reading of both print and digital material; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.



  • Responsible to perform all work in a manner that complies with the organization policies, applicable regulations, applicable standards of professional performance, or other recognized laws or requirements as these policies, regulations, standards, laws or requirements relate to the position.
  • Responsible to participate and support in the organizational compliance activities and to take appropriate action in reporting issues related to compliance.
  • Responsible to perform all duties and responsibilities in a manner that complies with the Alliant International University Mission, Values, and Pillars, if applicable.


Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification).  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.


Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy:  Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age,  marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.


The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees  and Applicants.  This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information.  We encourage you to read this notice carefully.  


Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.



Company: Alliant International University, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: San Diego 

Postal Code: 92131 

Job ID: 230845

Date:  Jul 26, 2022

San Diego, CA, US, 92131

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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