How to Become a Chief Admissions Officer

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Chief Admissions Officer

What does a Chief Admissions Officer do?

A Chief Admissions Officer manages overall college admission program. Develops and executes strategic recruitment and communication plan to ensure college's enrollment goals. Being a Chief Admissions Officer may take part in graduate school admissions and the scholarship administrations. May require a master's degree. Additionally, Chief Admissions Officer typically reports to a senior institutional officer. The Chief Admissions Officer manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Chief Admissions Officer typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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The role of the chief enrollment officer is undergoing seismic shifts.

01/03/2020: Santa Maria, CA

Enrollment leaders also must be invested in the success of their incoming classes, and many colleges have expanded the role of chief enrollment officer to serve the entire life cycle of the student.

12/29/2019: New Brunswick, NJ

Most people who inherit the role were trained as admissions officers, a job that rarely provides adequate preparation for the diverse responsibilities of today’s enrollment manager.

01/05/2020: Mcallen, TX

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)International MinistriesPhiladelphia area - King of Prussia, PAMissionInternational Ministries (IM), also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission.

01/06/2020: Anderson, IN
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Chief Admissions Officer

Best colleges and universities for Chief Admissions Officer

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Rollins College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Chief Admissions Officer

Is being a Chief Admissions Officer Worth it?

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The Chief Admissions Officer will manage the Director of Admissions and the Director of Graduate Admissions, and provide leadership to the Admissions Counselors and Communication team that supports the admissions efforts.

12/15/2019: Santa Fe, NM

The Chief Admissions Officer is responsible for all enrollment strategies and admissions targets, and plays a significant role supporting campus leadership in areas of retention and finance/operations.

01/25/2020: Memphis, TN

This position brings a deep understanding of sales communications and sales leadership, with the proven ability to develop a sales culture within the context of higher education admissions.

01/19/2020: Boise, ID

Candidate must have a proven record of success in Admissions in a higher education setting.

01/28/2020: Gulfport, MS

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01/18/2020: Yakima, WA
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Chief Admissions Officer

What skills do you need to be a Chief Admissions Officer?

Management is no easy task, and as such, the skill requirements for these types of roles vary greatly.  Chief skills for this role are: Educational Professional Ethics Compliance, Educational Program Management, Public Relations, Strategy Development, Strategy Management, Student Admissions, Student Orientation, Organizational Policy Development, Operational Policy Development, Academic Administration, Information Sessions, Student Recruitment.  You would need to be proficient in the following: Student Information Systems (SIS).  Expertise in these areas will help you land this, or a similar role.

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This position brings a deep understanding of sales communications and sales leadership, with the proven ability to develop a sales culture within the context of higher education admissions.

01/18/2020: Twin Falls, ID

Proven record of success in Admissions, initiative and enrollment strategy development.

01/21/2020: Clearwater, FL

Candidate must have a proven record of success in Admissions in a higher education setting.

02/05/2020: Florence, SC

A minimum of ten years of experience in admissions, enrollment or a related field with at least three years in a leadership role.

11/29/2019: Bremerton, WA

Polanco has nearly 20 years' experience in the private education sector, primarily in the admissions arena in multi-campus systems of major career education providers.

12/02/2019: Modesto, CA
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Step 6: View average salary for Chief Admissions Officer

How much does a Chief Admissions Officer make?

The average salary range for a Chief Admissions Officer is from $82,193 to $132,755. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Chief Admissions Officer
$82,193 to $132,755

Step 7: Find relevant Chief Admissions Officer jobs, and apply.

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