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Knox College - Assistant Director of Admission For Transfer Recruitment and the Visit Experience

October 19, 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous member

Assistant Director of Admission For Transfer Recruitment and the Visit Experience

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states & territories and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. Nearly two-thirds of our applicants are students of color or international students.

The Position

To continue our success, Knox seeks an outgoing, results-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Assistant Director of Admission, with responsibility for the recruitment of transfer students and for the campus visit experience. You’ll develop and implement strategies to recruit transfer students, identifying and recruiting well-matched candidates for admission, building relationships with transfer coordinators at 2-year colleges, and assisting students and their parents in applying for admission and financial aid. You’ll conduct interviews and information sessions; evaluate applications for admission; and actively engage interested students via phone, email, social media, and face-to-face to achieve enrollment goals. You’ll also provide leadership and oversight for the overall campus visit program, including the development of innovative daily campus visit experiences, open house and on-campus events, student ambassador and tour guide programs, and the engagement of faculty, staff, and current students in the visit experience. This position will have direct responsibility for planning and implementing our on-campus open houses and for supervision of tour guides. 


 Bachelor’s degree is required. 3 or more years of experience in college admission is highly desirable.

 Willingness to work outside a 9-5 schedule, including evenings and weekends on a regular basis during the academic year and travelling several weeks per year.

 Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies.

 Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 Commitment to inclusion and diversity in college admission.

 Dedication to and ability to articulate the value of a traditional liberal arts education.

 Ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and common social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) is expected. Prior experience with the Slate admission CRM is desirable.


Submit your application, including a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, and list of three references at . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. Knox does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

For more information about Knox College, please visit .

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