Assistant Director of Admissions (2 openings)

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Lawrence University invites applications for two, Assistant Director of Admissions positions.

Primary responsibilities

  • Leading, planning, and implementing admissions procedures, operations, correspondence and contact with prospective students, applicants, and matriculating students.
  • Direct outreach and engagement with potential students
  • Manage a large recruitment territory and plan targeted locations and contacts.
  • Create presentations, evaluate candidates for admission and independently make decisions on recommendations for admission.
  • Must be knowledgeable about financial aid to evaluate and counsel in personal interviews.
  • One position will also serve as the Multicultural Recruiting Coordinator. Responsible for the management of the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program admissions review by working with the HEOP and Financial Aid Offices and coordinating multi-cultural student recruitment strategies through work with CBOs. Targeted follow-up with students identified through these organizations, scholarships, and events is expected. Assist with the multi-cultural student recruitment across all domestic territories. Foster connections to St. Lawrence University’s student clubs and organizations to assist in student recruitment efforts.
  • Hire, train, and direct student workers
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the value of a St. Lawrence education to students, parents, and counselors.
  • Must manage electronic recruitment resources and related systems and work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Coordinate scholarships and special projects as assigned.
  • Substantial travel is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in student recruitment, territory management, interviewing prospective students and application review required.
  • A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Frequent travel along with evening and weekend work required.
  • Must possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong, self-motivated work ethic, and an appreciation of the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions using independent discretion and judgment.
  • Requires strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks well and with changing priorities and situations.
  • Ability to perform well under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands expected.
  • Candidates are expected to be highly organized, technically proficient, and dedicated to the admissions office and the University.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide variety of people, high energy, creative, initiative and flexibility are essential.
  • The ability and confidence to exercise discretion while working independently, as well as the commitment to working as part of a team, are expected.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Jeremy Freeman, Executive Director of Admissions, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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