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Associate Director, Admission – Founder’s College

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Administrative, Founder's College

Position Overview

The Associate Director of Admission will lead the recruitment efforts for Founder’s College at Butler University and play a key role in attracting and enrolling students who are seeking alternative pathways to higher education. This role will collaborate closely with the Director of Admissions at Butler University to develop and implement recruitment strategies, manage admissions processes, and ensure an exceptional experience for prospective students from inquiry to enrollment.

The Associate Director will create and coordinate outreach initiatives to develop and cultivate relationships with community-based organizations, high schools, and other organizations in the Indianapolis area that align with Founder’s College’s commitment to increasing education access to high-potential students who have historically been underserved by higher education.


  • Develop and execute comprehensive recruitment plans to attract prospective students from diverse backgrounds. 
    Build and maintain relationships with high schools, community organizations, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the college and increase student referrals. Represent Founder’s college at related events.
  • Coordinate recruitment events, such as open houses, information sessions, and college fairs, to showcase the college's programs and opportunities.
  • Oversee the admissions process, including application review, evaluation of credentials, and admissions decisions, ensuring efficiency and accuracy.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Financial Aid to support students through the admissions and enrollment process. 
  • Collaborate with academic departments and student services to support seamless transitions for admitted students and facilitate their integration into the college community.
  • Serve as a resource for prospective students and their families, providing guidance and assistance throughout the admissions and enrollment processes.
  • Utilize data analytics and reporting tools to track recruitment efforts, assess outcomes, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Stay informed about trends and best practices in admissions and higher education, actively participating in professional development opportunities and networks.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in higher education, preferably in college admissions or a related field
  • Experience working with historically underrepresented students.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing recruitment strategies to meet enrollment goals and targets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and build relationships with stakeholders 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and admissions management systems; experience with CRM software
  • Experience in recruitment, admissions and student advising
  • Knowledge of the Indianapolis community (high schools, community-based organizations)
  • Comfortable in a dynamic startup environment incl. significant amounts of autonomy
  • Passionate about access, affordability, and equity in higher education
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Driver’s license recommended for extensive travel within Indianapolis metro area

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bi/multilingual, a plus
  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud, Slate

BU Benefits and Perks

Please check out Butler’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our benefit offerings, which include:

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays:
    • 18 days of paid time off (vacation and PTO days)
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Paid Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Paid Parental Leave (after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Health:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including disability and life insurance programs
  • Retirement:
    • 10% employer contribution after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Tuition Assistance:
    • Remission of tuition for classes taken at Butler for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
      • Eligibility after 9 months of full-time employment
      • Employees & spouses- undergraduate/graduate degrees
      • Dependents (under age 26)- undergraduate degree
      • Covers tuition only
    • Tuition Exchange Program for Dependents
  • Butler Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks:
    • Access to Butler’s on-site fitness facility and libraries for full-time staff and faculty
    • LinkedIn Learning Courses
    • Free premium subscription to the Calm App
    • Free subscription to the WSJ and NYT
    • Discount at the College Bookstore
    • Discount on select Athletic and Arts/Events Center Performances

About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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