Assistant/Associate Dean of Admission

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Dean of Admission

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Key Responsibilities :


Reporting to a Senior Associate Dean of Admission, the Assistant/Associate Dean represents Juniata College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations and support the College’s commitment to equity and student success. Furthermore, the selected candidate will explain the college’s admission policies and procedures and answer questions on academic programs and campus life while also determining admissibility. The Assistant/Associate Dean will have strategic primary or supporting leadership responsibility for programs and initiatives that support new student recruitment and enrollment efforts.

The Assistant/Associate Dean of Admission should demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. The ability to work days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Travel and a valid driver’s license are required.


• Ability to work towards college-wide enrollment goals and use interpersonal skills to recruit diverse student learners.

• Ability to collaborate in the creation of long term regional/constituent recruitment strategies that actively develop and maintain contacts and pipelines over time.

• Anticipate changes in recruitment and attraction patterns and devise strategies to mitigate effects, if necessary

• Utilize phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner.

• Work with prospective students and families in support of the College’s efforts to increase retention.

• Demonstrate intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence.

• Follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests equitably.

• Become familiar with recruitment territory management and create an individual recruitment plan as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/college fairs, communication with prospective students/families and networking opportunities.

• Ability to work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner. Ability to follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and feedback.

• Applies university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to credentials of prospective students to determine their admissibility.

• Ability to step into a primary or supporting leadership role for a project or strategic initiative that supports new student recruitment and enrollment.

• Other duties as assigned

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

Assistant Dean of Admissions: 2-4 years’ experience

Associate Dean of Admissions: 4+ years’ experience

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Basic knowledge of higher education
• Experience with and display a commitment to liberal arts education;
• Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Well-developed presentation skills are required;
• Goal oriented;
• Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing platforms, social media and marketing
• Ability to build relationships with students and follow them through the enrollment process
• Past experience in a sales/customer-service oriented role

Supervision Required/Given:

Reports to a Senior Associate Dean of Admission

Preferred Qualifications:

See position qualifications

Physical Demands:

• The person moves about the office regularly to meet with students and families

• The position requires data input for accurate record keeping

• Must be able to remain in stationary position 50% of the time

• Moves print/marketing material weighing up to 50 pounds

• To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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