Assistant/Associate Director of Admission - OACAC

Assistant/Associate Director of Admission

Website DePauw University

Private Liberal Arts University

Responsible for the coordination of recruitment efforts for a specific geographic territory which includes representing the University at high school visits, college day/night programs and college fairs; conducting follow up activities designed to enhance student’s interest in DePauw; and determining admission decisions for applicants from this recruitment territory. Position/title will be determined by experience and interview.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Manage an assigned geographic territory, including contacting prospective and accepted students and traveling, eight to ten weeks, to selected geographic areas.
  • Recruit diverse and academically talented students while serving as the University liaison for prospective students from initial inquiry to enrolled status, completing all necessary follow-up activities designed to enhance an applicant’s interest in DePauw.
  • Evaluate application credentials and recommend admission decisions; serve as an active participant on the Admission Committee.
  • Coordinate follow-up activities with prospective students and their parents, school counselors and alumni to meet enrollment goals.
  • Leverage data to support enrollment management decisions
  • Work with the Director to manage all aspects of policy development, research and data collection as needed to efficiently and effectively achieve enrollment objectives; and develop and continually assess recruitment strategies.
  • Assist in developing and training of staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Active Listening – Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented – Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Energetic – Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Innovative – Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
  • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Presentation Skills – Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Relationship Building – Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with students and co-workers.
  • Safety Awareness — Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college or university) required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.

As Assistant Director: Minimum of 2 years of experience in admission or college counseling required.

As Associate Director: Minimum of 4 years of experience in admission or related field required.

Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, including a solid understanding of spreadsheets.

Certificates & Licenses
Must possess a valid US driver’s license, be willing to travel outside of the immediate area and work after regular office hours, including weekends and evenings as needed.

Other Requirements

  • Incumbent must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a commitment to the values associated with a nationally-respected liberal art, residential university.
  • Prior admission experienced preferred but not required.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and oral skills.
  • Must be comfortable speaking with students, parents, alumni and guidance counselors.
  • Must possess extraordinary organizational and multitasking skills, must be comfortable traveling alone to new cities, have a good sense of direction, and possess the ability to navigate from location to location in unknown environments.
  • Must be creative, must have the ability to come up with original thoughts, a high degree of energy and the ability to work as a team member in an enrollment management setting.

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