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.
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 required.
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 guidance 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.
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times as a representative of the University.
Application Evaluation & 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.
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 emails 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.
Ability 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.
Perform other duties as assigned.
One to three years of higher education or related experience, preference given to admissions.
Previous presentation experience.
Previous project management experience.
Fluency in more then 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 6-8 weeks).
Strong attention to detail.
Strong communication skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to balance many tasks.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interpret data, detail orientation, in addition to being able to see the “big picture”.
Internal Number: JR60189
About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri, and Clayton, Missouri. We are among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care, and service to society. We are committed to learning and exploration, to discovery and impact. Together, we explore our intellectual passions and challenge the unknown.