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Associate Director of Admission

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Associate Director of Admission
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 6628
Location: Admission Office
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details

Appointment: regular, full-time, (1.0) FTE, exempt.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Admission is a dynamic and highly-visible leadership role in the Office of Admission. This role is directly responsible for overseeing the daily campus visit experience for prospective students, families, and groups, and showcasing the remarkable academic and co-curricular opportunities at the University with authenticity and positivity. Within the broader leadership team for the office, the Associate Director is relied upon as a partner in strategic recruitment planning and the coordination of admission counselor recruitment activities in order to meet our strategic goals. This role reports to the Director of Undergraduate Admission, and collaborates regularly with other Associate Directors, the Director of Admission Operations, the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Marketing, and critical campus partners.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the daily Campus Visit Program (CVP) and reception team.
  • Manage a diverse team comprised of professional staff, student leadership, student hosts, and student receptionists to provide an enthusiastic and authentic experience for students, families, and groups visiting the University.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with other offices and academic departments on campus to support the experience of campus visits, in addition to serving on campus-wide committees when appropriate.
  • Serve as the liaison to Career & Employment Services and serve as the primary contact for student employment in the Office of Admission.
  • Manage the office coverage calendar to ensure student and counselor staffing for on-campus and off-campus recruitment activities.
  • Represent the University to prospective students, families, and community members from diverse backgrounds, communicating an in-depth knowledge of the university's mission, academic and co-curricular programs, and values.
  • Manage a recruitment territory, including maintenance of historical travel records, key school/alumni contacts, regional higher education trends, and outcomes. Represent the University at recruitment functions including high school visits, college fairs, and community events. Recruitment travel may consist of approximately 2-3 weeks, including evening and weekend commitments, concentrated in the fall and spring.
  • Engage prospective students in ongoing communication through face-to-face and virtual meetings, email, written correspondence, phone calls, and texting. Serve as a liaison to connect prospective students with key university offices. Maintain a strong customer service orientation with timely responses to inquiries and questions.
  • Apply university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to review undergraduate applications for admission.
  • As an active member of the admission team, contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the university's enrollment goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Budget Responsibilities: None

All counselors have university issued Pcards and manage their expenses within the Pcard system.

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred
  • Five or more years of work in higher education admission or enrollment management.
  • Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it impacts the campus community and beyond.
  • Possess strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must desire to work in an environment that celebrates diversity.
  • Must be flexible, handle a demanding work schedule, and be able to work independently within a team management structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Process strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to use data to inform decision making.
  • Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to travel a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Compensation and Benefits: The starting pay for this position is $60,000 annually DOE. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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