Regional Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (Texas) - Undergraduate Admissions
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR79343
The Assistant Director position is part of the Undergraduate Admissions Office team, focused on helping the University meet its goals of enrolling a talented and diverse student body. This position is responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, selection, and yield of applicants, and will be regionally based in metro Houston, TX.
Duties include leading, managing, organizing, and staffing recruitment events and programs; providing counseling and service to students and families about the University and the college decision process; reviewing and evaluating applications to render admission decisions; and developing and maintaining relationships with school counselors and others. This position represents the University and office internally and externally and may have other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director position supports one or more project or program areas within the Admissions Office (as assigned).
Strong professional judgment, initiative, flexibility, and a collaborative mindset are required.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Manage recruitment territory that involves interacting with students, parents, and counselors at high school visits, college fairs, panels, and college recruitment.
Work closely with high school counselors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to develop strong relationships for the University.
Excellent communication skills and knowledge about the University, St. Louis, and admissions are critical.
Must maintain a professional demeanor at all times as a representative of the University.
Application Evaluation and Selection Process
Review and evaluate applications and participate on committees to make admissions recommendations and decisions aligned with institutional goals.
Confidentiality and thoughtful consideration of applicants are a must.
Must have the ability to work independently following admissions guidelines; lead and participate in discussions and decision-making processes; keep pace with reading expectations; and meet all deadlines throughout the reading season.
Conduct information sessions about the University and Admissions for prospective students and families.
Provide customer service by answering phone calls and emails from prospective students and parents.
Interview prospective students who visit campus.
Answer questions about the University, admissions, and St. Louis.
Work with faculty, deans, and representatives from other departments at the University to support recruitment and enrollment efforts.
Must be able to make mature decisions and recommendations.
Manage or support project or program area(s) as assigned.
If applicable, maintain program budget(s) based on guidelines set by departmentâ™s budget leadership.
Collaborate with colleagues, supervisor, and departmental leadership (as needed) to ensure project success.
Other duties as assigned.
The position will be remote based in metro Houston, TX.
As conditions merit, this position will be required to travel to St. Louis.
Travel and attendance at many events on and off campus is necessary, which may include international travel. Travel may include overnight travel. Travel expectation is six to ten weeks per year.
Must transport recruitment materials to high school visits, college fairs, and group meetings.
Work outside of normal business hours is necessary throughout the year.
Position requires heavy use of the computer including an electronic application reading system.Â
The position will be provided university-owned equipment needed to perform the duties of the role.
Ability to lift/move up to 20 lbs.
One to three years of higher education or related experience, preference given to admissions.Experience using Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
Previous presentation experience.
Previous project management experience.
Fluency in more than one language.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making skills, strong judgment when communicating with prospective students and public.
Strong organizational skills.
Willingness to work hard, strong team player, positive attitude.
Ability to take initiative for projects and improvement.
Ability to work outside of standard University work hours.
Ability to travel (anticipated time commitment 6-10 weeks).
Strong attention to detail.
Strong communication skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to balance many tasks.
Must be able to work independently.
Ability to interpret data, detail orientation, in addition to being able to see the âœbig pictureâ.
BS/BA degree required.
$40,500.00 - $67,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.