Assistant Director of Admission and Chicago Regional Representative

Job description

Assistant Director of Admission and Chicago Regional Representative

Department: Office for Enrollment Management and College Marketing
Reports to: Director of Admission
Status: Full Time, Salary

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in the heart of Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

The Assistant Director of Admission and Chicago Regional Representative is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities designed to enroll new undergraduate students at Illinois College (IC). The individual will work remotely from a Chicago-based office and will act as the lead for our recruitment in that territory. As a member of the Enrollment team, these duties will include a full range of recruitment and admission efforts, including travel, group presentations, individual meetings, application review and related duties as assigned. In addition to territory management responsibilities, the Assistant Director will also serve as the coordinator of Community Based Organization (CBO) relations.

Essential Functions
The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.

  • Counsel prospective students and their families as they seek to learn about the value of an Illinois College education.
  • Act as Territory Manager for an assigned region within the US to realize an assigned recruitment goal.
  • Meet weekly goals for counselor initiated completed contacts. Respond to in-person, phone and electronic admissions inquiries in a timely manner and at times that are appropriate for different time zones.
  • Review applications for admission and scholarships
  • Assist with on- and off-campus recruiting events and conduct information sessions.
  • Conduct follow-up with prospective students at times that are convenient for different domestic time zones
  • Provide enlightened hospitality to create lasting connections with prospective students, families and school counseling staff.
  • Work with others to support division-wide enrollment initiatives such as event planning, program management, communication flow, and other duties as assigned.
  • Act as Territory Manager for a portion of the Chicago metropolitan area
  • Be present on the Illinois College campus on a monthly basis


  • Bachelors degree, required
  • Three to five years of admissions experience, recommended
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds in and out of a car
  • Must be willing to travel overnight as well as work evenings and weekends
  • Educational or work background at a liberal arts college, preferred
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience as a regional representative, preferred
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Intercultural competence

To apply submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to the Office of Human Resources by email to [email protected]

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.




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Posted: 7/15/2020
Application Due: 9/24/2020
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