Assistant Director of Admissions

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Admissions

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Admissions. Responsibilities include the coordination, development and execution of undergraduate recruitment activities. May be assigned to special programs (e.g. minority recruitment, specific academic disciplines). Through a territory management approach, the incumbent is responsible for regional development and formation of relationships with high schools, community colleges and guidance counselors. The Assistant Director for Admissions will assist with undergraduate recruitment as needed to support enrollment efforts of the College.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Conducts interviews for prospective students on and off campus.
• Processes and reviews applications. Makes initial recommendation decision for acceptance or denial to college.
• Makes follow-up contact to prospective students.
• Travels locally and long distance in the fall (8 weeks) and spring (3-4 weeks) for recruitment activities: high school visits, national and regional fairs and college nights. Travel may increase based on needs of department and recruitment goals and territory.
• Manages travel territory including building travel schedule.
• Analyzes data, using BANNER and CRM systems, to determine amount of travel for assigned areas.
• Updates and draws data from BANNER and CRM for communication planning.
• Evaluates accepted students for merit scholarship eligibility.
• Assists with projects including participating in promotional events, territory management and marketing collateral.
• Coordinates area receptions for guidance community and alumni.
• Recruitment: includes travel, telecounseling, interviews, follow-up contacts, attending college information programs, high school and community college visits, coordinating and developing on and off campus programs, conducting Saturday information sessions and participating in other promotional events.
• Coordinates administrative aspects of the recruitment program and is liaison with various campus offices.
• Assists with components of open houses, transfer days, college tours and other promotional events. May be responsible for special assignments to include one or more of the following: department liaison, monitor tuition exchange prospects, web coordinator, etc.
• Assists with daily administrative operations.
• Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYS License Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• This position requires extensive travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • Minimum one-year experience in admissions or student affairs preferred.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.    

Application Information:

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus. 

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.