Assistant Director of Admissions

Employer
Oberlin College
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 18, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

This is a 12-month continuing Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. In this full-time position, the Assistant Director of Admissions will join an experienced admissions team in the College of Arts and Sciences and will contribute to the overall recruitment efforts of Oberlin College. In addition to recruiting students and evaluating applications, the Assistant Director will work closely with one or more sub-teams within the office, taking on responsibilities in an additional area, such as event planning, student staff supervision, or communications. This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

This is a 12-month continuing Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. In this full-time position, the Assistant Director of Admissions will join an experienced admissions team in the College of Arts and Sciences and will contribute to the overall recruitment efforts of Oberlin College. In addition to recruiting students and evaluating applications, the Assistant Director will work closely with one or more sub-teams within the office, taking on responsibilities in an additional area, such as event planning, student staff supervision, or communications. This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

• Accurately present Oberlin to students, parents, secondary school counselors, and alumni in small and large group settings.
• Interview and evaluate prospective applicants.
• Review, recommend, and present applications for admission to the Admissions Committee.
• Travel (Covid permitting) for approximately 6-8 weeks a year, representing Oberlin’s distinctive educational opportunities for talented and diverse students at high schools, college fairs, agencies and conferences.
• Correspond with students, parents, guidance counselors, agencies and other constituencies.
• Assist with on-campus admissions events.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Experience and interest in working with prospective students, families, and secondary school counselors.
• Ability to relate to and communicate with students and families from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability and commitment to deliver first-class customer service.
• Excellent attention to detail, organization, follow through, and creative planning skills.
• Ability to analyze challenges and implement solutions in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to multi‐task, take initiative, establish priorities, and function with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work within a team, as well as with stakeholders across the college campus.
• Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet Oberlin College insurability standards. Must be comfortable driving in unfamiliar areas with GPS assistance in a wide variety of traffic and weather conditions.
• Physical requirements include the ability to travel independently, work on a computer for up to eight hours a day, and lift up to 20 pounds.
• Available to start July 1, 2021

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references, as well as a 200 word writing sample promoting the benefits of a liberal arts education and/or Oberlin College.

Please see Oberlin College job portal for full details.