Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions (Southwest Regional and International Coordinator)

Job Details

Job Description:

As a member of the University’s undergraduate admissions and financial aid division, the Assistant/Associate Director is an integral team member charged with meeting the University’s annual enrollment goals. The Assistant/Associate Director leads and executes international recruitment, admission, and yield initiatives. Additional responsibilities include managing a southwestern-based domestic recruitment territory, including travel, application evaluation and prospective student, parent and high school engagement.

This position may be a remote position. The ideal candidate will be located in the southwestern or western United States, for regional recruitment responsibilities, or be located in Lexington, Virginia.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees international recruitment strategy, including the planning and execution of communication efforts, social media use, involvement of alumni and current students, and international recruitment travel. Closely partners with key university offices in support of international recruitment.

  • Manages the international applicant review, selection and yield of each year’s class of international students, and the use of financial aid resources earmarked for international students.

  • Educates the admission staff and campus community on matters affecting international students in the admission process and represents the undergraduate admission office to the campus community on matters related to international recruitment and admission.

  • Represents W&L to off campus constituents through active membership in international professional organizations.

  • Responsible for southwestern and western regional recruitment travel consisting of a combination of high school visits, college fairs, receptions, and information sessions.

  • Frequently corresponds with prospective students, their parents, secondary school personnel, alumni, and others, answering their questions and providing counsel about the admission process and W&L programs and opportunities.

  • Conducts virtual interviews and information sessions for all audiences.

  • Evaluates admission applications and recommends admission and scholarship decisions.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Varied work hours dependent on time zone, with some overlap with Eastern Standard Time. This position requires travel and work outside of regular business hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of work experience in selective college admissions, including international recruitment, and/or international secondary school college guidance are preferred; or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained. A demonstrated dedication to a residential liberal arts education, appreciation for diversity, the ability to work well collaboratively as well as independently, and a high level of energy and responsibility are highly valued characteristics. Strong communication skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected. While based regionally in Southwest or West Coast, travel, evening and weekend hours, and a valid driver’s license are required.

Preferred qualifications include international travel experience, experience using Technolutions’ Slate admissions database, and a demonstrated interest and knowledge in the use of technology in admissions. A history of successful recruitment program oversight is helpful in this role. Fluency in a language other than English is welcomed.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the or here.

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at or here.

Physical Requirements:

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Position Type:

Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.


About W&L

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world. 
Our historic campus, situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is home to a vibrant, welcoming community distinguished by an entirely student-run Honor System that pushes students to take responsibility and realize their potential as citizens, peers and leaders. 
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L offers incredible opportunity for those with incredible potential. Every voice matters at W&L because our core values of honor, integrity and civility are fundamental to our culture and they influence the thoughtful ways our students and faculty approach every conversation.
W&L’s Mission Statement
Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Employee Benefits and Paid Time Off
Washington and Lee offers an extensive range of health care and life insurance benefits, retirement options, educational assistance programs, wellness programs, and work/life initiatives to serve our staff and faculty. We are committed to providing a competitive benefit package to attract and retain exceptional employees. For an overview of offerings for full-time benefit eligible employees, see the Benefits Guidebook and additional information about paid time off, educational grants, and our home loan program.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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