Assistant Director of Admission (Admission)
Danville, KY, United States of America


Founded in 1819, Centre College is a small, selective educational community located in Danville, Kentucky, and serves approximately 1,400 students by focusing on high quality undergraduate education as its primary mission.  The historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.  Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff.  The College has an endowment in excess of $300 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.

Centre College, a four-year private institution that both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes continuously rank among the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admission.  

Job Skills / Requirements

            The Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for counseling and assisting prospective students and their families in the admission process, managing several geographic territories to meet recruitment goals, and managing important administrative projects in support of the goals of the office.  This individual reports to the Associate Dean & Director of Admission.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage student recruitment in assigned territory. Market research, school relations and correspondence with students and families are required.  Coordinate activities necessary to the region including off-campus interviews and events, virtual events and meetings, email and phone campaigns, and other recruitment activities to meet application and enrollment goals.
  • Coordinate projects and/or special events as assigned, developing an action plan and implementing all activities required by project, including electronic and print mailings, virtual resources, volunteer coordination, and delegation of tasks to other staff members.
  • Conduct six to eight weeks of recruitment travel in the fall and two to three weeks in the spring. This individual is responsible for all planning and preparation for the travel.
  • Meet with prospective students and their families for individual and group information sessions on a daily basis. Counsel students and families on the admission and financial aid process.  Articulate the features and benefits of a rigorous liberal arts education.
  • Regularly offer presentations offered to guests before guided campus tours.
  • Attend open houses and other campus events for admission. Host occasional weekend sessions for campus visitors.
  • Read and evaluate applications for admission and scholarships, beginning in mid-November and continuing through March.
  • Counsel students and families on basic issues of cost and financial aid.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the counseling staff and reports on pertinent information related to responsibilities.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with high school counselors, community-based organizations, and other constituencies with which the admissions office deals.
  • Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, respect for, and commitment to a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Participate actively in professional organizations.
  • Enthusiastically participate in all staff activities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two to three years relevant experience required.  Experience working with students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education required. 

Knowledge and Skills

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication, and organizational skills are required.  Basic computer skills needed to utilize admission specific software, spreadsheets and calendars.  Spanish fluency is desirable.  Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is important.  Empathy and humor are crucial. Valid driver’s license is required.

Physical Requirement

Limited pushing and lifting.  Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.

Must be able to travel to assigned geographic territory.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor's degree with two to three years relevant experience required.

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Associate Dean & Director of Admission

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, Some weekends and evenings as necessary..

Relocation is negotiable and travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1