Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1,400 students from 48 states & territories and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. Nearly two-thirds of our applicants are students of color or international students.
To continue our success, Knox seeks an outgoing, results-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Assistant Director of Admission. You’ll live regionally in the Chicago area, and work out of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest office in Downtown Chicago, to achieve a high level of visibility for the College within the Chicago and Chicago suburban markets; identify and recruit well-matched candidates for admission; build relationships with high school counselors, independent educational consultants, community based organizations, and alumni; and assist students and their parents in applying for admission and financial aid. You’ll implement on and off-campus recruitment activities; conduct interviews and information sessions; evaluate applications for admission; and actively engage interested students via phone, email, social media, and face-to-face to achieve enrollment goals.
To apply, submit your application, including a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, and list of three references at knox.edu/jobs. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. 3-5 years of experience in college admission and previous experience as a regional admission representative are highly desirable.
Willingness to work outside a 9-5 schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Willingness and ability to travel to campus at least once a month, and travel up to 10-12 weeks per year.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Commitment to inclusion and diversity in college admission.
Dedication to and ability to articulate the value of a traditional liberal arts education.
Ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and common social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) is expected. Prior experience with the Slate admission CRM is highly desirable.
About Knox College
Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The campus community maintains a strong commitment to service, and Knox was recently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of community service, service learning, and civic engagement.
For more information about Knox College, please visit knox.edu/about-knox.