Senior Assistant/Associate Director and International Recruiter

Meadville, Pennsylvania
Apr 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Senior Assistant/Associate Director and International Recruiter


Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and International Recruiter Coordinator/Associate Director of Admissions and International Recruiter Coordinator.  This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions. 

Responsibilities for this position incorporate the full range of admission duties.  Activities include, but are not limited to: managing both international and domestic recruitment initiatives; serve as point person for all international prospective students; review international applications, and make recommendations for admission based on criteria agreed upon by appropriate academic staff; build strong relationships with counselors abroad, and when possible, develop mutually beneficial partnerships; travel to priority markets for recruitment purposes and provide reports on these activities (five to eight weeks of international and domestic travel); collaborate with Office of College Relations to provide suggestions on the content of recruitment publications specific to international students; help manage relationships with alumni abroad, and work closely with alumni in order to recruit students; effective correspondence with prospective students and other constituents including written communication, interviewing and group presentations; and event planning.  Many of these responsibilities entail evening and weekend commitments. 

This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity and self-direction. Three or more years of recruiting or advising international populations is preferred.  Proficiency in additional languages, although not required, is ideal. 

A bachelor’s degree, valid driver’s license, and passport are required.  A cell phone that allows for engagement in social media is also required.  Graduates of Allegheny College or other competitive, residential, liberal arts colleges with prior admission experience, (as a professional or student), are preferred.  We seek candidates who can effectively and excitedly articulate the nature and aims of a traditional liberal arts experience and the distinct features of Allegheny.  A team-oriented outlook, analytical and organizational skills, adaptability, a high energy level, a positive, professional attitude, as well as first-rate writing and public speaking skills are essential. 

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach. 

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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