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Assistant Director of Admissions

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions supports the strategic plans and enrollment efforts of the university and the department. This position represents the university to community partners, school counselors, prospective students, and family members. The Assistant Director is the primary contact person between the prospective student and the University. They are responsible for assisting in all phases of recruitment and enrollment of new students, including application review and evaluation, extensive off- campus recruitment travel and territory management, personalized follow-up of candidates for admission, on campus visits, events and programs, group or individual presentations and guiding prospective students. The Assistant Director of Admissions together with the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and other staff members will set goals and lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short- term and long-term recruitment strategies to ensure that the department meets the enrollment objectives. The Assistant Director will be responsible for a primary recruitment territory determined by the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, including in-state and out-of-state travel.

Additionally, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions will coordinate the recruitment plan focused on incoming student initiatives along with clear goals, objectives, and strategies for the undergraduate admissions team and university. This position collaborates with other offices including, but not limited to: New Student Programs, Student Access & Support Services, and Campus Life.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Annual Salary Range: $51,306.00, plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
  • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
  • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
  • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
  • Group life insurance - equal to annual salary (up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee
  • Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance – available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children
  • Long Term Disability Insurance – available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period
  • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
  • Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
  • Vacation leave – up to 10.4 days accrued for the first year, increases to up to 15.6 days per year after first year
  • Personal leave – up to 5 days per year
  • Sick leave – up to 15.6 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
  • Holiday leave – up to 12 days per calendar year
The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Familiarity with higher education information systems and/or customer relationship management ( CRM ) software (i.e., Banner, Peoplesoft, Technolutions Slate).
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Ability to work with students of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and exhibit initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and demonstrate a high level of customer service.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work/travel evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful interview which will include a 10-minute presentation.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a high paced admissions office.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish.
  • Experience managing a caseload of applicants; reviewing applications for admission.
  • Experience with developing and executing a recruitment plan.
  • Familiarity with Slate.

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