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St. Bonaventure University Assistant Director of Admissions in St. Bonaventure, New York

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Assistant Director of Admissions


$54,000.00 Annually


St. Bonaventure, NY

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Full Time

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The Assistant Director will be required to fulfill and/or exceed recruitment and enrollment goals set forth by the AVP/Director of Admissions. The Assistant Director’s primary responsibility will be territory manager for an assigned region, and be charged with recruitment and related activities to attract, recruit, and enroll students. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for planning and managing undergraduate recruitment events and visitations. They will plan, administer, and participate in all special and annual events hosted by the Office of Admissions. This shall include the coordination of daily visitations.

Examples of Duties

Manages an assigned recruitment territory and is responsible for developing and augmenting relationships with different constituents, with a focus on lead and application generation. Develops and executes a data driven recruitment plan, ensuring opportunities to build brand awareness and visibility which will drive qualified inquiries, applicants and matriculates. Will manage the application review process from application through decision, and confirmation.

Ability to identify, develop, and implement programs and activities that will benefit and promote the Office of Admissions and university. Will plan, execute and participate in Admissions activities, to include: Open Houses (Fall and Spring into Bonas), Discovery Days, Scholar Events, Information Sessions, Presentations, Preview Days, President’s Week, Virtual Events, Junior Preview Day, Panels, Workshops, High School Visits, College Fairs, Bus Trips, Interviews, and Campus Tours. Strong organizational skills and a positive attitude.

Will mine, collect, analyze, update and present data, statistics, or information in prepared reports on/or related to regional enrollments and events administered.

Will work closely with the Coordinator of Student Ambassadors and the Admissions Visit Coordinator.

Will attend and participate in Professional Development Conferences.

Other projects and tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to handle highly confidential material, understanding that all University information should only be disclosed to others who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons. Have the ability to exercise and apply sound judgment and decision-making skills as well as the ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality of data.

  • Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all prospective, as well as current students. Have exemplary customer service skills, including effectively engaging with the students, faculty, staff, and general public both in person and over the telephone. Strong interpersonal and professional leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with different constituents, colleagues (staff and faculty), students and members across the University. Ability to relate professionally and positively in a stressful and changing environment.

  • Ability to provide effective dynamic presentations and speak in front of both small and large groups of people. Demonstrate good public speaking skills. Ability to effectively express ideas effectively. Competence to compose and edit correspondence, proposals and reports that may require the ability to relay complex or adverse information with tact and diplomacy.

  • Ability to plan, organize and execute programming, including working with various constituents across campus

  • Knowledge of the University catalog including degree requirements for all programs and majors. Possess the ability to communicate accurate information related to St. Bonaventure University curriculum, academic and operational policies and procedures.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines; successfully manage multiple projects and organize special events; effectively coordinate activities and schedules; develop and recommend office procedures and systems improvements to ensure smooth admissions operations.

  • Ability to balance priorities to accomplish assigned tasks within the required time frame and to be able to shift quickly between several tasks without loss of continuity.

  • Has advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Specifically, Word, Excel and Outlook) to implement, develop, and maintain computer-based business operations. Self-motivated to stay current with emerging technologies and recommend and implement improvements.

  • Possess a valid unencumbered driver’s license and able to travel extensively for the University.

  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner.

  • Ability to establish and nurture effective working relationships with different constituents and members of the University community. Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers while fostering positive working relationships.

  • Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.

  • Adhere to the governing documents, policies and procedures established by St. Bonaventure University.

Typical Qualifications

Bachelors required.

3-5 years in Admissions/Recruitment or event management, preferred

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without sponsorship.

Full-time employees at SBU enjoy unparalleled benefits (

Abundance of Time off

Tuition Remission

  • 100% undergraduate tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependents

  • 80% graduate tuition remission for employee (online and ground programs)

  • 50% for spouse (ground programs only)

    Full Benefit package

  • 403b Retirement Plan + 10% Employer contribution after 2 years

  • Health Insurance with $250 Wellness card

  • Dental Insurance

  • Employer Paid Vision and Life insurance

  • Short-term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long-term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program

    Other Perks

  • Free access to campus fitness center

  • 2 free Division 1 Men’s Basketball Season tickets

  • Golf course membership discount

  • Other National and Local discounts available

St. Bonaventure University is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits program designed to attract and retain high-quality Faculty and Staff. To view an overview of the benefits offered at SBU for full time employees, click the link below:

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St. Bonaventure University (NY)


3261 West State Road St. Bonaventure, New York, 14778