The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennâ™s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Assistant Director of Admissions
Job Profile Title
Admissions Officer A
Job Description Summary
The Assistant Director of Admissions will be an experienced admissions professional responsible for leading projects and/or processes to support the work of Penn Admissions. The Assistant Director will also be charged with recruiting, evaluating, selecting, and yielding freshman and transfer candidates to Pennâ™s four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, Penn Nursing and The Wharton School. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the management of a geographic territory, including building relationships with school educators and administrators and engaging with students and families to attract appropriate applicants from the region. The Assistant Director will organize and implement recruitment programs and will serve as a featured public speaker in a range of forums with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and Penn alumni. The Assistant Director will have the responsibility to work as part of a team to achieve the goals of the University of Pennsylvania in enrolling highly-qualified, diverse and intellectually-passionate students.
Lead projects and/or processes, as assigned, to support the work of Penn Admissions
Responsible for the management of a geographic territory to identify, recruit, and yield candidates to Penn s four undergraduate schools.
Engage in 3-5 weeks of recruitment travel per year leading a variety of recruitment activities, including evening programs, training workshops, school visits, college fairs and regional alumni programs
Participate in the evaluation and selection of 2000-3000 electronic applications annually
A bachelorâ™s degree is required, a masterâ™s degree is preferred, and the successful applicant for the Assistant Director position will have at least 1-3 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, higher education or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful Assistant Director will have demonstrated project management skills and the ability to prioritize projects in a high-volume and timeline-driven process. Familiarity with highly-selective college admissions, recruitment, and the evaluation and selection of college applicants in a highly-selective environment are strongly preferred. Facility with Slate, or a comparable CRM system, is preferred. Strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills required. The job requires a valid driverâ™s license and the ability to work evenings and weekends.
Resume and cover letter required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00004150
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.