Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
Deadline: 18 Oct 2020

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Enrollment Management and Student Success, Drexel University

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions serves as a primary contact for
prospective students and their families, school counselors, advisors and other individuals or
organizations involved in the college selection process. Key responsibilities include all aspects
of the college recruitment process, including managing the application funnel and generating
applications, and managing the prospective student relationship from point of application through
enrollment for both first year and transfer populations.


Essential Functions

The Assistant Director interacts with prospective students and their families during individual meetings, information sessions, and campus events to build a relationship, answer questions and explain the benefits of attending Drexel University. The Assistant Director also counsels accepted undergraduate first year and/or transfer students through the enrollment process to facilitate a smooth transition to Drexel. The Assistant Director will be responsible for recruiting prospective students both locally and nationally through visits to high school, college fairs, conferences, community events, and virtual fairs within a designated territory. In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of recruitment territories, travel scheduling and planning, meeting with students, parents and guidance counselors, representing Drexel University at on and off campus events, and reviewing applications (both domestic and international).

This position requires extensive travel (up to 8 weeks of travel in the Fall and 3-4 weeks in the Spring), as well as working evening and weekend hours as assigned. The Assistant Director is also responsible for:

  • Assisting in planning and implementing the student recruitment plan for specific admissions programs or projects
  • Coordinating external and internal recruiting efforts for a specific College/School; assume responsibility for planning, coordinating and supervising specific programs or projects, as assigned.
  • Corresponding and/or meeting with prospective students, applicants, their families, and others seeking information on admission standards, academic and non-academic programs and student activities; travel as necessary for receptions, forums and corporate presentations to enhance recruitment efforts
  • Analyzing qualifications of prospective first year and transfer students utilizing established admissions standards, guidelines and criteria, reviewing unusual circumstances with senior leadership as appropriate
  • Coordinating recruitment travel; represent the College recruitment program
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years of related experience
  • Ability to travel up to 8 weeks during Fall recruitment and up to 3-4 weeks during Spring recruitment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead projects
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid Driver's License


University City

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised: Sep 18 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 18 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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