Director admission

The George Washington University Washington, District of Columbia
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December 15, 2022
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

I. JOB OVERVIEW Job Description Summary : The GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions is committed to guiding prospective first-year and transfer students in their college search.

We have the privilege of reviewing applications from thousands of students around the world each year. The goal of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to create a class of students who will pursue academic excellence, thrive in our dynamic environment, and make lasting contributions to GW and the world.

The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions position leads the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion recruitment efforts in collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.

This position will enhance the working relationships between the Center for Multicultural Student Services and Undergraduate Admissions to provide campus visit experiences that are reflective of the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions represents the university both on-campus as well as off-campus through information sessions, interviews, high school visits, college fairs, etc.

The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and provide a history of advocating for access to higher education.

They build relationships and analyze data to manage a recruitment territory, evaluate admissions applications and make recommendations regarding admissions decisions, and coordinate special programs / projects within the admissions office.

Responsibilities include :

Holistically evaluates first-year and transfer applications; makes recommendations for admissions decisions and determines eligibility for special admissions programs;

presents cases in committee.

  • Represents the University both on campus and off campus via information sessions, interviews, high school visits, college fairs, etc.

  • Acts as a coordinator for special projects / programs related to undergraduate admissions

  • Serve as a resource to help fulfill the universities vision of becoming a more inclusive environment

  • Supervise 2-3 staff members

  • Develop and manage conjunction with the Dean and Associate Dean a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

  • The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. Please note that this position requires significant travel both locally and nationally.

Additionally, work on evenings and weekends with a varied schedule based on the recruitment calendar should be expected.

Minimum Qualifications :

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience.

Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses / Certifications / Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications : Preferred Qualifications :

  • Outstanding interpersonal, public speaking, and customer service skills; excellent writing ability; strong critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills;

  • flexibility and adaptability; a demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; leadership and management skills and potential;

and a deep commitment to recruiting and enrolling a diverse class.

  • Clear examples of experience taking initiative with the ability to lead their work without micromanagement

  • Prior experience in admissions or a closely related field and prior management and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of trends and issues in higher education and experience working in an enrollment office

  • Must be highly flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment that emphasizes collaboration and measurable outcomes

  • Individual must also demonstrate excellent project management skills, the ability to transform ideas into solutions, and excellent attention to detail

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills including oral presentation, written and interpersonal.

  • Experience evaluating admissions applications for admission in a selective university environment

  • Last updated : 2022-12-02

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