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Assistant Director of Admission

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Job Title:

Assistant Director of Admission



Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Admission assists the Admission Office in meeting its enrollment goals by working with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors, and campus partners in the recruitment of students. This role adheres in all duties and responsibilities to the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably from a liberal arts institution.
  • One or more years of admission experience or admission-related work in a liberal arts institution is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Candidates must be able to understand and articulate the benefits of a liberal arts education in a residential setting.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, over the phone, via email and in person.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituencies and demonstrate self-confidence and poise.
  • Proficiency on Microsoft Office required. Must be comfortable working with customer relationship management software and all forms of social media.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised, be self-directed, and enjoy working in a team-based environment.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license, good driving record, and must be insurable by the College's insurance carrier.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Speak with and/or interview prospective students and parents when they engage with the College to discuss their admission qualifications, academic and co-curricular interests, and to explain the value/benefits of a Rhodes education. Once admitted, counsel families through their financial award and decision-making process.
  • Plan, arrange and execute approximately six to ten weeks of physical and/or virtual recruitment travel.
  • Build and maintain relationships, encourage applications and promote campus visits with prospective students in assigned market segments. Serve as alumni and parent support in the geographic market.
  • Read all applications within assigned market segment by the appropriate deadline and participate in an admission committee.
  • Submit appropriate recruitment planning and budget proposal to the Director of Admission for consultation and approval each year. Provide a report of recruitment activities as requested by the Dean of Admission.
  • Define annual goals in conjunction with the Director for assigned market segments.
  • Effectively use the admission office computer programs and databases.
  • Assist the Vice President for Enrollment & Communications/Dean of Admission and/or Director of Admission with other miscellaneous projects as needed. These could include database management; website management; multicultural and/or underrepresented student recruitment ; international student recruitment; assisting with creation, writing and editing of admission publications or serving as liaison to various departments on campus; assisting with on-campus programs as needed.

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.



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