Assistant Dean of Admission

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Dean of Admission Overview

Participate in the recruitment and enrollment of students through the admission process, both international and domestic. Attend college fairs and high schools visits; initiate and maintain relationships with school counselors; evaluate all applications from the designated territory and aid in the yield of admitted students. Assist in increasing the applicant pool.

Essential Duties:

1. Assist in the develop and implement an international recruitment plan that will meet the College’s enrollment goals, using knowledge of international educational systems, English Language Proficiency requirements, and the I-20 process.

2. Participate in the domestic application review process, and manage the international applicant review process. Perform detailed evaluation of students’ academic records throughout high school by evaluating the high school transcript, recommendation letters, personal essays, extra-curricular activities, and other accompanying documents. Act as a primary and secondary reader, as well as a member of the committee on Admission, to assist the office of Admission in selecting the best students possible to reach enrollment goals, Assist in the selection of merit scholarship candidates.

3. Review travel history and analyze interest in the College for international territories as well as a set domestic geographic territory in order to schedule appropriate high school visits and to best serve students and school counselors throughout the application process. Determine the appropriate use of travel time to meet the established recruitment goals. Create and maintain relationships with school counselors, students, and families. Several weeks international travel, both with a group and independently, and some domestic travel for approximately six to eight weeks in the fall and two to three weeks in the spring.

4. Act as liaison with the Center for International Studies to aid in the successful transition of enrolled international students to the College.

5. Conduct interviews and group information sessions providing detailed information about the admission and evaluation process and the typical applicant pool statistics. Meet with prospective students and parents to answer questions in person, via email, and on the phone.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited institution required
• Minimum of five years of progressive experience in an undergraduate admission office or equivalent combination of training and experience with specific emphasis on international recruitment.
• Commitment to a diverse working environment and cultivating a diverse community
• Effective time management skills and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal and public speaking experience required
• Some understanding of the selective college admission process
• Valid driver’s license required

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.


Requisition Number AS477P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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