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Assistant Director Of Admissions For Access

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Assistant Director Of Admissions For Access & Outreach

Bucknell University

Position Title:
Assistant Director of Admissions for Access & Outreach

Position Type:
Full time

Bucknell University

Staff Exempt

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director of Admissions for Access and Outreach is a member of the staff of the Office of Admissions and contributes to the overall recruitment efforts of Bucknell University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with all aspects of access and outreach work, representing Bucknell to a wide and diverse audience on and off campus, traveling several weeks each year, corresponding with prospective students and their families, and participating in the review and selection of Bucknell applicants.

All Admissions team members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as support and promote the University's sustainability efforts to protect, maintain and increase the long-term viability and resilience of the University's environmental, social and economic support systems.

Some evening and weekend work will be required, so the Assistant Director of Admissions for Access & Outreach must be committed to working flexible hours to meet office needs.

This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours per week), benefits-eligible position based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Direct reports: Potentially Students

Job Duties:

Manage a territory, including all recruiting and yield activities, within a designated geo ​graphic area(s). This entails admissions travel to participate in college fairs and high school visits, correspondence with a wide spectrum of constituencies including but not limited to students, parents, guidance counselors, and community-based organizations.

Review and evaluate applications from a highly competitive applicant pool. Participate in and support the scholarship process.

Assist in the creation, oversight, and expansion of programs for prospective students who identify as students of color, first-generation, LGBTQ+, rural and respective faith communities.

Lead multi-departmental effort in executing recruitment and yield programs. These programs are done in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS), Admissions' campus visitation/events team, faculty, and other University staff.

Assist with the development of, in coordination with an Associate Dean, regional, national, and international partnerships to further diversify the group of students interested in, and applying to, Bucknell University. These efforts will likely involve direct connections with professionals in school districts/high schools, potential partner colleges, and other community-based organizations.

Assist programs such as: BASE; Journey to Bucknell; Large Scale Events; School Counselor Relations; Student Staff Supervision; Slate.

Assist in the daily operation of the office and serve as a Counselor of the Day, conducting group presentations and meeting individuals and families as needed.

Assume other duties as requested by the supervisor or Dean of Admissions.

Work Setting (Remote, Hybrid or on campus): On Campus

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Valid US driver's license
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, work with sensitive issues, and exercise good judgment under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an organized and efficient manner in an environment that requires one to be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and be creative

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for highly selective liberal arts institutions
  • Program management
  • Experience with managing staff, student interns, student workers, or volunteers
  • Bilingual/Multilingual

  • Able to move equipment and supplies up to 30 pounds.

Maintains knowledge of DEI related issues.

Job Exempt:
Salary Range:

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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