Director of Admission – Business Administration programs – Detroit, MI

Director of Admission – Business Administration programs- Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI


The Director of Admission has the responsibility for supervising, maintaining and planning the day-to-day admission operations for their assigned academic programs.


This position reports directly to the A.V.P. for CGPS and is largely self-supervising and independent as it relates to development of recruitment strategies to lead to enrollment growth. 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. Working with the A.V.P. for CGPS, Senior Director of Graduate School, and Academic Director, the Director of Admission has the authority to negotiate memorandums of understanding, programmatic offerings, scheduling, training and development opportunities with the leadership of regional community colleges; presidents/vice presidents/directors of human resources at corporations, manufacturing centers, small businesses, etc. 

 The Director of Admission has the autonomy to build both a daily and long term schedule for appointments with individuals and groups externally from the office as well as setting appointments with business and organizational leaders. A primary responsibility is one-to-one recruitment of prospective students within the region for all CGPS programs, from inquiry to enrollment, and the Director of Admission may exercise independent discretion and judgement to accomplish these tasks. The Director of Admission assists program specific candidates in completing the application, acquiring the necessary documents required for admission into the school, and guiding them on financial aid availability and processing.

 Working with the A.V.P. for CGPS and the Academic Director, the Director of Admission annually develops, implements and manages a promotional budget. Annually, along with close consultation with the Academic Director, the Director of Admission is responsible for providing the A.V.P. for CGPS with a comprehensive marketing plan to recruit new students for their assigned academic programs, which thoroughly analyzes and assesses the Trine regional market and concludes with the Director of Admission’s realistic and “stretch” goal projections for each of their assigned programs. It is from this invaluable exercise that the Director takes ownership of achieving academic program enrollment goals, thus ensuring the viability of the college’s expenditure on faculty and staff. The Director of Admission will also develop, along with the Academic Director, a regular course of action to retain currently enrolled students.


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.  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, a Master’s degree in education or business related field is preferred, 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


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.