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Assistant Director of Admissions (1308)

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


This Assistant Director position is responsible for the admission and recruitment of domestic freshman and transfer applicants including recruitment travel as well as application evaluation.  This position is also responsible for assisting with the coordination and staffing of on-campus programs and online events for prospective students.  

Work Environment

  • This position reports directly to an Associate Director of Admissions and requires minimal supervision
  • Travel consists of six to eight weeks in the fall and spring combined
  • The number of freshmen applications that the Assistant Director reviews ranges from one thousand to two thousand annually
  • The number of transfer applications that the Assistant Director reviews ranges from one hundred to two hundred annually

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B
  • 35-Exempt

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aleast 2 years of professional experience in admissions or related areas
  • Knowledge of trends and practices in higher education
  • Writing ability
  • Public speaking ability
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Public relations and computer skills are essential

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Proficiency in a foreign language, preferably Spanish
  • Master’s degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • The Assistant Director, as a representative of the University, must demonstrate highly developed interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Organizational skills to conduct demographic and historical research, as it pertains to American University’s applicant trends, are essential
  • The Assistant Director contributes to the team-oriented environment within the Office of Enrollment
  • The position requires significant travel and work on evenings and weekends
  • Hiring offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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