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Associate Dean of Admission for Mid-Atlantic Recruitment

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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 Information

Position Title
Associate Dean of Admission for Mid-Atlantic Recruitment


Based in a mid-Atlantic state, this person will be responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of students from select markets in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Essential Duties:
  • Participate in the application review process in both the primary Mid-Atlantic market and act as a supplementary reader for additional markets and schools. 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. Serve as a member of the Committee on Admission and the Merit Scholarship Committee for both the early and regular application cycles.
  • Manage selected mid-Atlantic territory. Review travel history and analyze interest in the College for assigned geographic territory in order to schedule appropriate high school visits and to best serve students and school counselors throughout the application process. Determine appropriate use of travel time to meet the established recruitment goals, both for the market and the overall class. Create and maintain relationships with school counselors, students, and families while building out reputation across the territory. Travel independently throughout the geographic territory for approximately eight weeks in the fall and six to eight weeks in the spring.
  • Arrange interview days and outreach events to increase the exposure of Providence College in the region. Engage high school counselors in learning more about the academic excellence and culture at Providence College so they can guide the appropriate students to apply to PC. Meet with prospective students and parents to answer questions in person, via email, and on the phone on an as-needed basis. Provide detailed information about the admission process, the application review process, and the typical applicant pool statistics to students and counselors to yield the appropriate applicants to the College. Assist in the production of yield events for invited students and families in the region to encourage them to enroll in PC.
  • Engage students via electronic platforms for the purposes of information exchange and notification of upcoming events and deadlines.
Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Five plus years of progressive experience in undergraduate admissions, preferably with some as a regional representative, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking experience
  • Cross-cultural engagement skills
  • Understanding of the selective college admission process
  • Valid driver’s license required
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
21 (Min. $73,292/Mid. $95,279/Max. $117,266)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


This position, as it is located outside of the State of Rhode Island, is hired by Providence College’s Employment of Record partner, nextSource. Benefit programs will be different from the College’s standard programs. Information regarding the differences will be provided during the application and interview process.

Union Status


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.

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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