Assistant Director of Admissions

ROLE TITLE:  Assistant Director of Admissions

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Admissions


Summary of Position

The position supports various admission and recruitment programs in support of the College’s enrollment goals. They provide support and assistance to prospective students and their families, as well as college counselors, through the planning and execution of recruitment activities including on campus visits, interviews, information sessions, high school and community based organization visits and college fairs. The counselor is part of a collaborative team who focus on student success through a lens of equity and inclusion and has a passion for the liberal arts.

What you will do in this role:

  • Manage assigned territory of prospective students, through proactive communication with students and families and college counselors via in-person meetings, phone, text and email.
  • Recruit at high schools, college fairs, and community-based organizations in assigned territory. Conduct interviews with students in their home regions.
  • Present information and serve as a representative of Allegheny College at virtual, on-campus, and off-campus events, including but not limited to, open house programs, information sessions, school fairs, and one-on-one meetings/interviews. Plan, organize and implement special recruitment activities targeting underrepresented students.
  • Read and evaluate admission applications making admission decision recommendations. Serve as a member of the admission committee.
  • Work collaboratively with financial aid to educate students and families on the value of a liberal arts education and paying for college.
  • In collaboration with Enrollment Management leadership develop and lead the execution of recruitment plans for specialized populations (international students, diversity recruitment initiatives, and/or transfer students).
  • Use of data and reporting to understand targeted demographics and prioritize recruitment activities.
  • Serve as Admissions liaison to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Travel to support student outreach activities for special populations.
  • Utilize CRM (Slate) and other related technologies to track communication with applicants, summarize meetings, plan and host events, and send targeted e-mail and text messages.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Office of Admissions as well as faculty, staff, and administration in addressing outreach and recruitment challenges and opportunities.


  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required and will consider years of experience in the field in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess a valid passport
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally
  • Weekend and evening commitments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • This position requires professionalism, strong communication skills, a team-oriented approach, and a solid understanding of prospect management in a fast-paced higher education consultative sales environment

Preferred qualifications and experiences:                           

  • Experience working with international students
  • Experience with diversity recruitment planning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual speaker preferred
  • Previous experience with Slate CRM


At Allegheny College, our students combine and redefine their interests!  They expand their concentrations beyond one academic division, developing the big-picture, critical thinking that is high demand in today’s global marketplace.

Look around and you’ll see an aspiring diplomat singing in the choir and building a bike path, a future physician who edits the college newspaper and pole vaults internationally, a studio art major winning a business idea competition to fund her smartphone app. At Allegheny these are everyday examples of students exploring all of their talents, all of their passions. And it is our students who make Allegheny the vibrant, creative, and innovative place that it is.


New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. The expected minimum salary range starting point for this position is $42,000.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. We hope to have the ideal candidate hired by May 6, 2024, although a start-time may be later than this, depending on a candidate’s availability.  For certain positions, finalist candidates can expect to engage in three rounds of interviews either in person or via Online meetings.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to read more about the current work and share thoughts during the interviews.


Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 4/19/2024