Consultant and Principal, Adult Learner Recruitment


About EAB

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We harness the collective power of 1,600+ schools, colleges, and universities to uncover and apply proven practices and transformative insights. And since complex problems require multifaceted solutions, we work with each school differently to apply these insights through a customized blend of research, technology, and services. From kindergarten to college and beyond, EAB partners with education leaders, practitioners, and staff to accelerate progress and drive results across three key areas: enrollment management, student success, and institutional operations and strategy.

At EAB, we serve not only our partner institutions but each other—that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards.

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The Role in Brief:

Consultant and Principal, Adult Learner Recruitment

The Consultant and Principal for Adult Learner Recruitment (ALR) partners with our internal partner development, partner account, and corporate marketing teams, and provides thought leadership and guidance to advance our current and prospective higher education partners' adult learner enrollment goals through our proven, customized, data-driven solutions. This is a highly visible role positioned to promote EAB's value proposition to partners, increase overall revenue and profitability, and advocate for future product and service innovations.

This role will ideally be based in Richmond, VA. Exceptional candidates who are based remotely may also be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with New Partner Development: The Consultant and Principal for ALR works collaboratively with the Partner Development (Sales) team to help present the value of EAB services from a practitioner's point of view. Additionally, the Consultant and Principal will strategize with the team on the most appropriate suite of services to meet the prospective partners' adult learner enrollment needs.
  • Partner Strategy & Support: The Consultant and Principal for ALR works collaboratively with the Partner Services and Partner Success teams to assist in ensuring the partner reaches their adult learner enrollment goals. Participation on weekly calls, ad hoc enrollment consulting, supporting in-person partner meetings and developing specific strategies for partner retention and growth goals are all expected roles the Principal and Consultant will play.
  • Corporate Marketing Support: The Consultant and Principal for ALR will assist the Corporate Marketing team on the conception, creation and delivery of thought leadership presentations in the form of webinars and conference presentations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Seasoned leader with 5+ years of experience in a senior admissions or enrollment leadership position
  • Experience marketing to and recruiting adult-aged learners across varied degree types and modalities (e.g., on-ground, online, hybrid)
  • Intimate familiarity with direct and digital marketing channels, strategies, and emerging trends
  • Proven success in developing strategic initiatives and achieving enrollment goals
  • Highly developed written, oral, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Effective analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities
  • Willingness to travel at least 25-50%

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Direct experience working with EAB services to drive enrollment success
  • Significant experience in presenting to peers at national and regional professional conferences


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • 20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays
  • Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave
  • Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance
  • Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
  • Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
  • Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.


At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to “make education smarter and our communities stronger” we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.





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