Associate Director of Admission
St. Mary's College of Maryland, The National Public Honors College, a public, a non-sectarian, co-educational, liberal arts and sciences institution, is seeking an Associate Director of Admission. Chartered by the State of Maryland and designated as the state’s official Honors College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is recognized as the premier public traditional liberal arts and sciences institution in the nation. Located on the site of Maryland’s first capital city, SMCM offers a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges with commitments to access, affordability, and diversity.
Job Summary: The Associate Director of Admission manages and oversees staff, programming, and assigned admission business areas. Candidate will enthusiastically and effectively recruit and enroll new students who contribute to the mission and goals of St. Mary’s College of Maryland as part of a comprehensive enrollment plan.
Essential duties include: Effectively communicates the St. Mary’s College brand, programs, and value proposition; Analyzes institutional and external data and trends for specific populations and recommends initiatives and best practices to ensure the inclusion of marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented populations in the recruitment, admission and enrollment process; Plans, implements, executes and assesses a well-researched, data driven recruitment strategy in assigned territories as part of an overall recruitment plan. Provides timely and relevant reports; Reviews, analyzes and processes applications for admission; Some evening and weekend hours required; Eight to ten weeks of travel per year. Actively contributes to a positive work environment.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred; Four or more years of experience in undergraduate admission with experience overseeing staff and/or programs; Understanding of contemporary recruitment techniques, including the use of technology and social media, in the recruitment and enrollment lifecycle; Knowledge of current demographic and enrollment trends; Goal oriented with demonstrated success meeting goals; Ability to contribute and thrive in a fast-paced environment; Preferred experience with Slate; Must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive leased or rented vehicles; Ability to lift at least 25 pounds; Strong attention to detail; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, the National Public honors College, is located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s College is one of the nation’s best public liberal arts colleges – ranked near the top in U.S. News & World Report and a Best Value for in-state and out-of-state students. Non-sectarian since its founding, the college with its scenic waterfront campus is primarily undergraduate and residential, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600. The up-to-date curriculum is designed for today’s students who want an active, hands-on education led by professors who are committed teachers and experts in their fields. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Application materials are submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/116851 and should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and the names and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to Beverly Read.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.