The Military College of South Carolina

The Director of Cadet Admissions

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Office of the Provost
Salary: 90,000-96,000

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for the Director of Cadet Admissions. Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel has been ranked for ten consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report as the top public college in the South among master's-granting institutions. The Citadel invites applications from a dynamic visionary to serve as the Director of Cadet Admissions. The institution is seeking a highly-skilled, experienced, innovative leader who will serve as the college’s strategist on all matters related to cadet recruitment and admissions. This position is responsible for comprehensive recruitment planning, incorporating best practices in recruitment, admissions, communications management, data analysis, and yield strategies. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced admissions leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, proven management record of implementing best practices, and an eye for innovation.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, the Director of Cadet Admissions is responsible for the implementation of recruitment and admissions strategies necessary to attain annual first year cadet enrollment. The incumbent will provide leadership in utilizing innovative recruitment strategies, leveraging new and existing technologies designed for maximum effectiveness, collaborating with the financial aid office to support prospective students, and cultivating strong partnerships/alliances with academic schools, departments, high schools, and community outreach programs, and oversee all components of the cadet admissions’ including  policies, procedures, and operations.


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the overall cadet student recruitment and enrollment plans to expand domestic and international reach in order to build the incoming class.
  • Participate on the Enrollment Management Leadership Team and contribute to the evaluation, development, and implementation of marketing, recruitment, and enrollment, strategies for cadet students.
  • Ensure evaluation of student records and interpretation of sensitive data is performed consistent with relevant laws and best practices. Disseminate decisions and manage inquiries and appeals of admissions decisions with various constituencies.
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate staff as it relates to implementation of recruitment and enrollment plans: inquiry generation and management, application processing, recruitment event participation, and recruitment/yield events.
  • Align team organizational structure to ensure active involvement in developing the enrollment goals and recruitment strategies for assigned territories. Assigns and monitors performance targets of staff to support college enrollment goals.
  • Collect, maintain and analyze data related to prospective student inquiry generation, recruitment, admission trends.
  • In partnership with the Office of Communications and Marketing, expand the department's digital recruiting methods via social media and web-based outreach. Effectively use CRM and data systems to support recruitment and enrollment effort.
  • Plan, organize and oversee the annual cycle of outreach travel activities, college fair, and event coverage for both recruiting and yield events.
  • Oversee and manage the assigned budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree required.
  • Progressively responsible experience specifically in a college admissions and recruitment.
  • Proven experience in the management of inquiry generation, recruitment activities, admissions operations, and other related undergraduate enrollment activities.
  • Proven experience recruiting diverse classes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of constituents including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and senior leadership.
  • Experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities.
  • Ability to articulate the unique mission of The Citadel to various audiences.
  • Military experience, military school experience, or ROTC experience a plus, but not required.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

Additional Information:

Applicants will receive full consideration if submitted by Oct. 30, 2021. Start date is negotiable.

Occasional evenings and weekend availability throughout the year is required to staff department activities.  Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.



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