Enrollment Services Manager 4 (Director of Enrollment Management)

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Enrollment Management and Retention
Full/Part Time:


The Director of Enrollment Management is a strategic thinker who develops the plans and leads the team to successfully enroll new and continuing students to meet the strategic goals of a campus of 4,000 students. The Director will possess excellent analytical skills to make strategic proposals and decisions, strong leadership to develop a skilled admissions and financial aid team, and superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The Director will report to the Chancellor and sit on the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Duties and core competencies include the following: Provide leadership, direction, supervision, and vision for a wide array of processes and services in support of the university and Abington’s enrollment management goals for recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students, including enrolling a more diverse and inclusive student body. Prepare regular enrollment reports for the Chancellor, Cabinet, and campus community. Oversee all student enrollment including new first-year, transfer, and continuing students. Oversee the evaluation of students’ credentials for students’ applications for admission, scholarships, and/or financial aid. With the Chancellor and campus administrators, develop an annual plan for awarding campus-based aid within financial parameters to support enrollment goals. Collaborate with various University and campus administrators, faculty, and staff to achieve enrollment goals and enhance the departmental responsibilities. Work collaboratively with the campus’ Strategic Communications team to develop overall marketing strategy and communications activities that distinguish Penn State Abington. Develop and maintain relationships with various external agencies and stakeholders to enhance enrollment. Hire, supervise, motivate, and train a team of thirteen staff members. Manage and steward the budget for areas under this position’s purview. Assist in the development of the strategic plan and budget planning processes. Campus Description: Penn State Abington is located on a beautiful, historic, suburban campus in Abington Township, just 15 minutes from the Philadelphia city line. Penn State Abington is the fifth largest campus in the world-renown Penn State University system of 24 campuses. The campus is known for its engaging academic community and robust student programming. Penn State Abington has 13 NCAA Division III teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). Its diverse student body come from every socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. Penn State Abington is deeply committed to being a community of scholars who value student success. Penn State Abington offers all four years of 19 baccalaureate degrees and a Masters of Business Administration. In addition, students can enroll in most of the Universities’ more than 275 undergraduate degrees for their first two years before seamlessly transitioning to another Penn State campus to complete the degree. Penn State Abington’s primary market area for 80% of its student enrollment is the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia. Having recently added a residential component to the campus, the student enrollment includes 10% out-of-state students from 25 states and 10% international students. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated progressively-responsible experience in admissions, financial aid, retention, and marketing/communications preferred. An ideal candidate will have strong communication and presentation skills and successful experience managing a variety of key initiatives. A proven track record of data review and analysis and experience utilizing technology for innovative marketing approaches. The candidate must be able to work occasional nights and weekends and be able to travel.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088