Human Resources

Associate Director of Admission - First Year & International Recruitment/Abele Scholars




The Associate Director (AD) of Admission, First Year and International Recruitment/Abele Scholars program, plays a key leadership role in meeting the enrollment goals of Ursinus College, as well as maintaining the academic profile and fiscal health of the college. As a crucial member of the Office of Admission, the Associate Director acts as significant support for the Director of Admission, as well as other members of the admission team, through strategically implementing a highly efficient, team-based enrollment model. Utilizing best practices, sound professional judgment and strategy development, the Associate Director is the primary contact for the recruitment of transfer, first year and international students and plays a critical role in developing and implementing a highly effective transfer, first year and international recruitment plan. As a key member of the admission team, the Associate Director will also play a critical role for the admission team by overseeing the dual enrollment credit program and the application review of homeschooled students. The Associate Director will lead all aspects of the Abele Scholars Program and will be responsible for maintaining relationships between the College and the Abele Family Foundation. A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in application development, project management, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes.


  • Oversee the hiring, scheduling and supervision of the Gold Ambassador program
    • Including but not limited to developing and implementing high touch texting and phone call initiatives, as well as overseeing tours and campus visits
  • Oversight and administration of all aspects of the Senior Admission Fellows program including but not limited to hiring, supervising, and administration of the program
    • The Senior Admission Fellows play a key role in conducting one-on-one information sessions, admission interview and other duties as assigned
  • As a senior member of the admission team, support the Director of Admission in organizing and implementing comprehensive training programs for the entirety of the admission staff
  • Oversight of all aspects of the Abele Scholars recruitment process, including but not limited to recruitment, interview, evaluation process. Serve as primary liaison with Abele Family Foundation and other campus partners on matters related to the Abele Scholars Program.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Admission, implement transfer and international strategies to facilitate enrollment growth in accordance with the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan
  • Perform duties as a full member of the admission counseling staff, including management of an assigned territory, representing the College to prospective students, families and counselors via recruitment travel, file review, presentations and prospective student interviews
  • Develop recruitment plans to meet established transfer, first year and international enrollment and revenue goals
  • Maintains personal contact with prospective students and their parents, high school counselors and other influencers (i.e. CBOs) from inquiry through enrollment. Respond to inquiries regarding applications, admission policies and procedures, financial aid availability and program offerings at Ursinus College through prompt response to phone calls, text messages and email inquires
  • Exercise professional judgment, follow established guidelines and expectations in reviewing applications and recommending applicants for admissions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with prospective first year, international and transfer students and their families through frequent text messages, telephone, email, written and in-person contact
  • Establish a comprehensive and well-maintained database of contact information for community colleges and increase the number of articulation agreements with community colleges.
  • Facilitate the development and execution of articulation agreements for transfer students from start to finish in conjunction with Academic Affairs
  • Participation in travel within the assigned recruitment territory (both domestic and international), and new growth markets which includes school visits, college fairs, specialty recruitment tours and attendance at special programs as well as virtual events
  • Serve as the primary contact for international applicants to the college, with responsibilities to include: reviewing international applications for admission through converting foreign education system grades to US equivalent scores; assessing test scores, resumes, recommendations, and overall application to make admissions recommendations; conducting interviews to candidates when needed; and assisting prospective international students through the admission process
  • Through collaboration with other departmental staff, plan and formulate strategies to attract qualified and interested first year, transfer and international students to Ursinus College
  • Collaborates with Student Financial Services, as well as other campus offices, to provide information necessary for conversion and yield of prospective students
  • Responsible for all aspects of managing a small first year territory and willingness to cover local first year travel as needed
  • Extremely frequent evening and weekend work required

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with 5+ years of progressively responsible admission experience, preferably at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institution
  • A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in events and project management, collaborative campus partnerships, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes.
  • An in-depth knowledge of, and passion for 21st century liberal arts education
  • The character to embody the mission of the institution as a College That Changes Lives, both personally and professionally
  • The cultural competency needed to honorably and prominently promote diversity in all its forms
  • A high proficiency in multi-tasking as well as strategic thinking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplary communication skills and a collaborative, transparent approach to problem-solving
  • A desire to play a significant role in the mentorship and guidance of staff
  • A desire to join and foster a dynamic, transformative campus culture
  • Passion for assisting international students
  • A collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to participate in travel which can range from 8-12 weeks annually
  • Experience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research support
  • Ability and willingness to work night and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to stand in one place for significant amounts of time and ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Master’s Degree and/or 7+ years of admission experience at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institution
  • Experience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research support
  • In-depth knowledge of Slate CRM


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.