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Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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

TITLE: Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salary)
DEPARTMENT: Enrollment Management
REPORTS TO: The Director of Transfer Admission

The typical work week is M-F (8:30-4:30pm) with occasional evening and weekend work.

PRIMARY PURPOSE//POSITION SUMMARY: Recruitment and enrollment of transfer students.



To support the University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to
participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.


  • Counsels prospective students and their families on Dominican University admission processes, policies, and educational opportunities at various stages of the college search and enrollment process.
  • Advises students on transfer credit guidelines and the use of transfer tools, general admission criteria, scholarships, and financial aid resources. Evaluates completed applications for university and major/program specific admission criteria as well as potential scholarship opportunities.
  • Maintains proactive outreach and timely responses to prospects and applicants through the full enrollment lifecycle using all available communication tools.
  • Conducts admissions presentations and provides one-on-one appointments with students and families in person, by phone, or virtually.
  • Manages an assigned community college territory in the Chicagoland area (inclusive of travel); coordinates transfer recruitment events and programming for assigned territory (i.e., college fairs, table visits, and appointments)
  • Develops familiarity with community college curricula for assigned territory and informs leadership on opportunities for curriculum alignment and transfer pathways.
  • Collaborates with other offices at Dominican to meet the needs of enrolling transfer students, facilitating seamless delivery of services.
  • Assists with special projects on behalf of an administrator. Provides support in the planning, design, development, and implementation of short- and long-term projects for an organization, school, or administrative/academic unit. Coordinates and schedules activities to meet project objectives, and prepares status reports on project plans, progress, and results of activities.
  • Contributes to communication planning and content of transfer marketing materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, requested, or delegated. The Office of Enrollment Management reserves the right to add, change, or reassign duties at any time.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in higher education in the areas of student recruitment, student services, and/or marketing within a highly diverse population
  • Must have a driver’s license. Travel and access to a vehicle required for performing territory management.
    Job offer will be pending a background screening



  • Creative, innovative, and highly organized and committed to college access and inclusion
  • Ability to demonstrate strong listening, speaking and communication skills, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Slate CRM (or similar) experience preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

A background screening is required.




Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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