Assistant Director for Transfer Admission

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."




Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.




To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for an Assistant Director for Transfer Admission.  The Assistant Director for Transfer Admission reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.




Job Summary:  This leadership position serves as a member of the Office of Admission’s Undergraduate Admission Team.  The Assistant Director for Transfer Admission is primarily responsible for the recruitment and retention of transfer students to achieve enrollment goals. This position will be required to interface extensively with off-campus education entities and stakeholders in order to help the institution reach enrollment goals.  






EducationBachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. 




Experience:  Requires BA/BS degree and a minimum of 3 years admissions or comparable experience. Prior enrollment experience with transfer populations strongly preferred. Required skills include proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to quickly learn and utilize proprietary educational software, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, basic math ability, and excellent problem-solving skills. Individual should have excellent people skills with the ability to help prospective students feel at ease. Must function comfortably in a team structure and be able to speak before large and small groups with confidence.




The Search Process:


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 20, 2017 will receive priority review. Salary is competitive and will be based upon experience.




Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.




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For a detailed job description and to apply, interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interest and relevant background for the position, a current resume, and a list of four professional references noting relationship to the candidate, email and phone number. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated with confidence.




Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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