The Assistant Dean is responsible to identify, recruit, admit and enroll promising prospective students. The Assistant Dean will be expected to manage a geographic territory requiring unique and differentiated strategies and techniques. The Assistant Dean will be responsible for reaching an enrollment goal in their geographic territory and contributing to the attainment of the overall enrollment target for the new student class. The Assistant Dean will work closely with all Admission and Financial Aid Staff, campus colleagues, secondary school and college counselors, and community-based organizations.
Primary responsibilities include:
developing a recruiting strategy aligned with departmental goals;
identifying prospective students with high potential;
traveling within assigned geographic territories to recruit prospective students (day and overnight trips will be required);
arranging and conducting personal interviews with students;
reviewing and assessing admission applications;
making recommendations regarding admittance;
participating in on-campus programs, high school visits, and college fairs to promote the College;
communicating admission and financial aid policies and procedures; and
managing a travel budget.
To learn more about the Office of Admission, please click here HERE.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
Minimum requirements include at least a bachelor's degree. Work experience in a college or secondary school admission office is preferred. The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
A successful Assistant Dean of Admission will successfully and articulately communicate the values and benefits of a liberal arts education and the opportunities available for students at Franklin & Marshall College; develop and maintain positive relationships with college counselors, alumni, and various community members; and display problem-solving skills and flexibility throughout the cyclical nature through the Admission process.
Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors. Click HERE.
Additional Salary Information: Some relocation assistance is provided.
About Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin & Marshall, founded in 1787, is a selective, private liberal arts college known for academic rigor, opportunities for faculty-student research and its commitment to helping each student reach his or her full potential. The College enrolls more than 2,400 undergraduate students from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.
Franklin & Marshall College employs talented, hard working faculty and staff who are committed to serving our students in a professional manner and giving their best for the institution. Faculty and staff work together to create an extraordinary learning community.
-will enjoy helping students learn and grow,
-are committed to consistently putting forth your best effort and continuously developing your skill...s,
-will excel in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment,
-enjoy working with colleagues who are diverse in terms of background, interests, and opinions, and
-appreciate an environment in which colleagues treat each other with dignity and respect...
we encourage you to apply for employment with Franklin & Marshall College.