Washington & Jefferson College
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time


The Assistant Director of Admission position functions as a vital member of a high performing enrollment team.  Enrolling a diverse group of new students, the Assistant Director is responsible for the energetic execution of recruitment activities ranging from recruitment travel to the being a vital connection for admitted applicants to new W&J students each semester.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • From inquiry to actual enrollment, manage recruitment territory goals by initiating, responding, and fostering connecting relationships with a diverse group of prospective students, their families along with college advisors
  • Build and maintain a recruitment territory, including domestic travel throughout the year but concentrated primarily in the fall peak recruitment season
  • Demonstrated personal values of access, personalization, and customization are required for all recruitment efforts
  • Rely on market data and performance metrics to develop and evaluate recruitment efforts
  • Conduct interviews for prospective students, and parents/family members;
  • Guide students and families through the admission application process, including questions regarding timelines, scholarships & financial aid, and admission decisions.
  • Evaluate applications for admission and make recommendations for the admissions committee regarding individual student applications
  • Assist in all on campus recruitment events
  • Plans, organizes and executes at least two special initiatives annually
  • Maintain alignment with a peer professional network of professionals and appropriate organizations
  • Additional duties as assigned, which may include event planning, communication development, outreach and awareness initiatives, and leadership in a variety of areas such as social media marketing, targeted recruitment efforts towards select groups of students, and special projects.



A bachelor's degree, 1- 3 years of relevant work experience preferred, and a valid driver's license are required.  We are looking for candidates with demonstrated excellence in writing, oral communication and oral presentations; knowledge of and an enthusiasm for a liberal arts education; proven ability to organize and follow through on projects; information technology competency; willingness to travel; and evidence of the ability to establish rapport easily with a wide variety of people.


Additional Criteria

  • Valid driver's license is required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Available for work on weekends and evenings as needed


Supervisory Duties

The position does not require managing other employees.



The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.


Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.  Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

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