Director of Admissions

Kenzie Academy is looking for a Director of Admissions to join our fast-growing, Indianapolis-based start-up that’s reimagining education. You will shape our admissions process, including building out new operational systems. You will be responsible for managing a team and a high-touch student application and enrollment experience.

We’re looking for a highly-motivated innovator who’s ready to roll their sleeves up to help us build a new model of education. If you’ve been wondering how to transfer your high-touch recruiting or sales experience to an impact-oriented business, this role is for you.


About Kenzie Academy

Kenzie Academy, a tech apprenticeship program that develops modern tech workers, reimagines higher education, combining training in the latest tech skills, real-world work experience, and mentorship from industry experts. Kenzie offers courses in coding and computer science, paired with paid apprenticeships, closing the gap between school and employment.


What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years of work experience in recruiting, admissions, or sales plus direct management experience.

  • A cultivator of people, not just a manager.

  • Ability to fuse best practices of sales, recruiting, and admissions with innovation.

  • Fluency in high-volume enrollment management, familiarity with best practices in recruitment techniques, familiarity implementing automation that drives efficiency while maintaining a high-touch consumer experience.

  • Seasoned professionalism with demonstrated success overseeing multiple pipelines, leading to consistent growth.

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

  • Possess expertise and skills including strategic thinking and creative problem solving.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • You are a curious and voracious learner and are willing to challenge the status quo.

  • You are passionate about our mission.

About the Role

This is a new role at Kenzie Academy. You will be a senior leader, helping our company hit key growth and performance milestones. You will oversee the student admissions process, manage a team of admissions advisors, and continually work to improve the system.  

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary: Dependent on experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a motivated, passionate student recruiting team with backgrounds from in and outside of higher education.

  • Develop and manage a strategic admissions and enrollment process for in-person and online programs with an eye towards continual improvement and innovation.

  • Maintain policies and procedures and recommend necessary changes to ensure effective admissions practices.

  • Oversee admission decisions.

  • Oversee admissions staff training and goal setting for immediate cohorts starting each quarter and longer term, future cohort goals.

  • Oversee hiring and onboarding of new recruitment team members.

  • Represent Kenzie Academy at events with a zeal for the Kenzie Academy mission.

  • Work with marketing team on effective messaging and outreach to strategic student populations and the development of collateral.



Interested? Contact Emily at with your resume and a paragraph explaining why you’d be a great fit for this job!

Kenzie Academy is a Equal Opportunity Employer. Kenzie does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.