Assistant Director, Admissions

Job description

Job location: Gwinnett

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-28
Req: R1828
Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Director in our Duluth, Georgia Gwinnett Education Center, this position coordinates efforts in and around the area to recruit, enroll, and advise new and returning students as well as maintaining a strong presence within the community and businesses to help grow enrollment. Ideal candidates must be able to develop successful business partnerships on an ongoing basis.

Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them form the position if the work is similar or related or a logical assignment to the position.  

Management may require incumbents to perform duties other than those contained in this document.

  • Increase the regional prominence of the Center education at Saint Leo University through program marketing, information sessions, student recruitment, and implementation of enrollment management tactics
  • Implement a seamless follow-up on all prospects and develop effective relationships with the area businesses and educational community, ensuring high visibility for the programs and Saint Leo University at large
  • Successfully develop business partnerships within the community
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting Saint Leo University’s visibility and general recruitment efforts throughout the region.
  • Meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.
  • Evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files.
  • Maintain continuing flow of quality applicants to the University by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective, and presenting new strategies for the University's recruitment and admission activities.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance University reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintain and update files. Assist with and complete student paperwork.
  • Support the University’s mission and core values as a contributing member of the University community.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge:
  • Thorough understanding of student recruitment cycles
  • Ability to build rapport and relationships with local businesses while identifying enrollment opportunities for the Center.
  • Ability to analyze reports and data in Salesforce and Colleague systems to effectively meet enrollment goals for the Center.
  • Ongoing and creative follow-up strategies with leads, inquiries, prospects, applicants, and referrals with a sense of urgency
  • Maintain and analyze all marketing and recruiting efforts to determine future planning with the Associate Director
  • Ability to work in a team environment, plan and organize work, prioritize work and manage time
  • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office Suite, student information systems and other software

Educational Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or University
  • Prior recruiting and marketing experience, advising skills, preferably in higher education recruiting adult students
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ideal candidates must be comfortable developing business partnerships within the community on an ongoing basis
  • Knowledge of the Center’s marketing areas and cultural fit a bonus
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Travel is required

Physical Demands: 
  • Work is performed in a variety of environments and requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds frequently.  Work requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion and vision of computer monitors.


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.   The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.  Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.




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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 9/20/2019
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