Washington University in St. Louis is hiring an Assistant Director of Admissions.
The Assistant Director position is part of the Undergraduate Admissions Office team, focused on helping the University meet its goals of enrolling a talented and diverse student body. This position is responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, selection, and yield of applicants.
Duties include leading, managing, organizing, and staffing recruitment events and programs; interviewing students; providing counseling and service to students and families about the University and the college decision process; reviewing and evaluating applications to render admission decisions; and developing and maintaining relationships with school counselors and others. This position represents the University and office internally and externally.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage recruitment territory that involves interacting with students, parents, and counselors at high school visits, college fairs, panels, and college recruitment. Work closely with high school counselors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to develop strong relationships for the University. Excellent communication skills and knowledge about the University, St. Louis, and admissions are critical. Must maintain a professional demeanor at all times as a representative of the University.
Application Evaluation and Selection Process:
Review and evaluate applications and participate on committees to make admissions recommendations and decisions aligned with institutional goals. Confidentiality and thoughtful consideration of applicants are a must. Must have the ability to work independently following admissions guidelines; lead and participate in discussions and decision-making processes; keep pace with reading expectations; and meet all deadlines throughout the reading season.
Conduct information sessions about the University and Admissions for prospective students and families. Provide customer service by answering phone calls and E-mails from prospective students and parents. Interview prospective students who visit campus. Answer questions about the University, admissions, and St. Louis.
Work with faculty, deans, and representatives from other departments at the University to support recruitment and enrollment efforts. Must be able to make mature decisions and recommendations.
Manage or support project or program area(s) as assigned. If applicable, maintain program budget(s) based on guidelines set by department’s budget leadership. Collaborate with colleagues, supervisor, and departmental leadership (as needed) to ensure project success.
Other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director position supports one or more project or program areas within the Admissions Office (as assigned).
Strong professional judgment, initiative, flexibility, and a collaborative mindset are essential.
Experience using Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
One to three years of higher education or related experience, preference given to admissions.
Previous presentation experience.
Previous project management experience.
Fluency in more than one language.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making skills, strong judgment when communicating with prospective students and public.
Strong organizational skills.
Willingness to work hard, strong team player, positive attitude.
Ability to take initiative for projects and improvement.
Ability to work outside of standard University work hours.
Ability to travel (anticipated time commitment six - eight weeks).
Strong attention to detail.
Strong communication skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to balance many tasks.
Must be able to work independently.
Ability to interpret data, detail orientation, in addition to being able to see the “big picture."
Additional Salary Information: Additional information about this role, including benefits and salary range, is available on our website.
About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning.
We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us in a supportive environment that encourages boldness, inclusion, and creativity. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.