Associate Director of Admissions

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, the Associate Director leads, plans, and implements admissions procedures, operations, correspondence and contact with prospective students, applicants, and matriculating students.  Among the primary duties is outreach and engagement with potential students, manages a large recruitment territory and plans targeted locations and contacts, creates presentations, evaluates candidates for admission and independently makes decisions on recommendations for admission.  Must be knowledgeable about financial aid to evaluate and counsel in personal interviews. 

The Associate Director will have oversight of daily recruitment activities. Monitor and direct admission counseling staff, all student recruitment assistants, front desk staff and others related to daily office recruitment activities. She/he will serve as the first person of resource for admission counseling staff and will consult with the Executive Director as appropriate.

Essential Management Functions

Responsible for primary management of assigned programs that may vary based on past admissions experiences and will be selected from the following list.

  • Direct and manage all elements of the domestic transfer admissions program to include all processes related to recruitment, application and communication.
  • Liaison with the athletic department to include coaches training, transcript review, coordination of communication through the admissions and aid processes.
  • Coordinate high school enrichment program (HSEP) for Canton HS’s.
  • Participate in the management of the admissions communication plan to include both print and digital communications.
  • Direct the Augsbury /North Country Scholarship program including promotion, communication and management of selection process.

Recruitment Responsibilities

  • Manage primary, secondary and tertiary markets to build relationships with high schools to increase the visibility of St. Lawrence to increase inquires, applications to meet institutional enrollment goals.
  • Conduct student interviews and write-ups and follow-up communication.
  • Execute recruitment travel plan.
  • Read and analyze applications and essays to make recommendations on the admissibility of a student’s application for admission.
  • Represent the department and University at special events, college fairs and programs both on and off campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in student recruitment, territory management, interviewing prospective students and application review required.
  • A bachelor’s degree with 3 years of college admission experience required.  The preferred candidate would possess 5-7 years of admissions experience with progressive roles and responsibilities at a similar institution.  A master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling or other related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience managing professional and student staff preferred.
  • Ability to travel during segments of the recruiting cycle and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills along with the ability to represent and present St. Lawrence to large groups of prospective students and families. 
  • Evening and weekend work required during recruitment and decision season, and other times as needed.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions using sound judgment.
  • Knowledge of Technolutions Slate CRM preferred.

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.

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

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