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Assistant Director of Admissions (2 openings)

St. Lawrence University
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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St. Lawrence University, based in Canton, NY is a vibrant, collaborative learning environment that values both thought and action. Students reach their full potential by embracing the natural world, participating in global problems, and discovering the value and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complicated and changing world. St. Lawrence University’s aim is to provide an inspirational and challenging liberal arts undergraduate education to students chosen for their sincerity of purpose and intellectual promise.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, plan, and implement admissions procedures, operations, correspondence, and contact with prospective students, applicants, and matriculating students.
  • Execute individualized and direct outreach and engagement with potential students.
  • Manage a large recruitment territory and plan targeted travel (approximately 6-8 weeks of fall travel and 1-3 weeks of spring travel are expected).
  • Expect several weeks of evening and weekend work in the winter and early spring.
  • Evaluate candidates for admission and make decisions on recommendations for admission and merit and specialty scholarships.
  • Communicate the value of a St. Lawrence education to students, parents, and counselors.
  • Share oversight for hiring, training, and supervising tour guides and/or other student workers.
  • Utilize electronic recruitment resources (we use Slate by Technolutions).
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation of the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures.
  • Ability to make decisions using independent discretion and judgment.
  • Attention to detail, creative initiative, and flexibility.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities and situations.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Highly organized and technically proficient.
  • Proven ability and confidence to work independently and with a wide variety of people.

Preferred Qualifications

Related and professional work experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Lyndsay Malcomb, Executive Director of Admissions, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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