Sr. Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Washington D.C., United States
Jul 23, 2014

Job Description Summary:

The Senior Assistant Director of Admissions participates in all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. Specific responsibilities include representing GW to prospective students, and leading presentations for them and their families both on and off campus; managing domestic and international recruitment territories; using data to build, implement, and analyze strategic and creative recruitment plans; engaging in professional development activities; arranging and conducting individual interviews and interview weekends; assisting with on-campus recruitment events; evaluating domestic and international freshman and transfer applications; leading admission committee meetings; developing and maintaining professional relationships with key secondary schools and community based organization; and working with alumni, parent, and current student volunteers to support GW's enrollment objectives. He/she also coordinates various programmatic functions of the office, which may include supervision of professional or student staff.

Job Location Rice Hall - 2121 I St NW - FB0014
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? Yes (Department Specific)
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003613
Working Title: Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions 2
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30-5:30; some Saturdays and week nights; travel required
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 15
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with expereince
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 07/22/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Applicant Review Will Commence On: 07/22/2014

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 5-6 years of appropriate experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal, public speaking, and customer service skills; excellent writing ability; strong critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills; flexibility and adaptability; a demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced, high volume environment; leadership and management skills and potential; and a deep commitment to recruiting and enrolling a diverse class. Must be a self-starter with outstanding demonstrated initiative, capable of operating independently on a daily basis. A bachelor's degree and a valid driver's license are required. Three or more years of professional experience in admissions or a closely related field is strongly preferred. Previous experience as a regional representative is preferred.

Please note that this position requires significant travel and work on evenings and weekends. Should be available to work a varied schedule to include evenings, holidays and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Manages domestic and international recruitment territories, using data to build and implement strategic and creative recruitment plans to including relationship development with key stakeholders, travel, and targeted communications.

  • Function:
  • Evaluates domestic and international freshman and transfer applications; makes admission recommendations; presents cases in committee; may play a leadership role in committee review.

  • Function:
  • Represents the University both on campus and off campus via information sessions, special events, interviews, high school visits, college fairs, group travel programs, high school counselor events, etc.

  • Function:
  • Participates in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies; evaluates effectiveness of admissions and recruitment initiatives; makes recommendations for enhanced yield activities. Coordinates programmatic functions of the office, which may include supervision of professional or student staff.

  • Function:
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

  • Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Are you currently employed at the George Washington University?
      • Yes
      • No

    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents

    The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.