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Assistant Director of Admissions

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Sweet Briar College - Sweet Briar, VA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Assistant Director of Admissions

Assistant Director of Admissions

Classification:  Exempt

Reports To:  Assistant Vice President for Admissions

Job Summary/Objective:  The Assistant Director of Admissions oversees the day-to-day office operation and provides leadership to ensure quality service to prospective students, their families, and the community. 

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: Full-time, Monday through Friday, with flexibility for events and special projects on nights and weekends as needed

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily oversight of the Admissions office functions
  • Provides oversight for the Fly-In program
  • Collaborates with AVP and Associate Director of Recruitment on strategies, training and yearly goals for Admissions team
  • Oversees the training and recruiting of Student Ambassadors
  • Has recruitment responsibilities for special populations such as international and transfer students
  • Oversees the Admissions budget for AVP approval
  • Responsible for segmented communication plans for parents, high school college counselors, transfer students, international students and specialized scholarship awards
  • Communicates with staff on policy changes, procedural changes and updates related to the Admissions and Recruitment function; develops and maintains written policies and processes
  • Maintains Admissions related materials on the College website
  • Serves as the Admissions lead with the Parents Council
  • Other duties/projects as assigned or directed by the Vice President; Serve on committees and advisory councils as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Three years in higher education administration relative to Admissions, a proven track record of achievement
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, knowledge of marketing methods, and the ability to effectively use data-driven models for evaluation and planning and financial effectiveness
  • Ability to work well with a variety of constituents; a proven track record of trustworthiness, collaboration, commitment to service, financial understanding, analytical ability, team building, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the education of young women and the long-term sustainability of the College

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Google, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe, and Windows; Desktop Publisher a plus
  • Skilled judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Slate CRM
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Strong background in writing and oral communication

Work Environment:

  • Office environment, some outdoor exposure for events and some nights and weekends

Physical Demands:

  • Extended periods of time working on a computer, walking around campus with sitting/standing required. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. 


  • As needed for local outreach and professional development, etc.

 Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.