Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions for International Recruitment

Job Description:

As a member of the University’s undergraduate admissions and financial aid division, the Assistant/Associate Director is an integral team member charged with meeting the University’s annual enrollment goals. Reporting to a Senior Associate Dean, the Assistant/Associate Director leads and executes international recruitment, admission, and yield initiatives. Additional responsibilities may include managing a domestic recruitment territory, travel, application evaluation and prospective student, parent and high school engagement.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

Essential Functions:
  • Oversees international recruitment strategy, including the planning and execution of communication efforts, virtual programming and social media use, involvement of alumni and current students, and international recruitment travel. Closely partners with key university offices in support of international recruitment.

  • Manages the international applicant review, selection and yield of each year’s class of international students, and the use of financial aid resources earmarked for international students.

  • Serves as liaison to staff in the office of international education, supporting the enrollment process of incoming international students.

  • Educates the admission staff and campus community on matters affecting international students in the admission process and represents the undergraduate admission office to the campus community on matters related to international recruitment and admission.

  • Represents W&L to off campus constituents through active membership in international professional organizations.

  • Participates in some domestic recruitment, including territory management activities, on-campus programming, and travel consisting of a combination of high school visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions.

  • Frequently corresponds with prospective students, their parents, secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their questions and providing counsel about the admission process and W&L programs and opportunities.

  • Conducts virtual and in-person interviews and information sessions for all audiences.

  • Evaluates admission applications and recommends admission and scholarship decisions.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of work experience in selective college admissions, including international recruitment, and/or international secondary school college guidance are preferred; or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained. A demonstrated dedication to a residential liberal arts education, appreciation for diversity, the ability to work well collaboratively as well as independently, and a high level of energy and responsibility are highly valued characteristics. Strong communication skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected. Evening and weekend hours and a valid driver’s license are required.

Preferred qualifications include knowledge of international secondary school credentials, international travel experience, experience using Technolutions’ Slate admissions database, and a demonstrated interest and knowledge in the use of technology in admissions. A history of successful recruitment program oversight is helpful in this role. Fluency in a language other than English is welcomed.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Pay and Title Commensurate with Experience

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the or here .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at or here .

Physical Requirements:
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Position Type:

Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a minimum of one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

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