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Assistant Director, Regional Admissions (Southwest, Ohio)

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Title:

Assistant Director, Regional Admissions (Southwest, Ohio)

Physical Location:

Residing in the Southwest Area of Ohio


$55,000 - $60,000

Basic Function:

Residing in the Southwest Area of Ohio Region. Responsible for representing Kent State University to prospective students, their families, and school/community contacts. Residing in the region, develops and implements recruiting initiatives that support application and enrollment goals, as well as conducts holistic review of first-year student applications. Responsible for planning and implementing recruitment activities including high school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings. Reports to Senior Assistant Director of Admissions or designated administrator.

Additional Basic Function - if applicable:

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Work directly with students/families, high school and independent counselors, community colleges, and community-based organizations to expand and build Kent State's national outreach.

Manage geographic area by creating and executing a territory strategic plan that includes recruitment strategies, tactics, resource requests, external messaging, events/programs that will help to achieve overall enrollment goals.

Provide individual and group presentations to prospective students, parents, high school guidance counselors, and community college partners, on the admissions processes, policies, financial aid/scholarship options, campus housing, academic, and co-curricular experiences.

Develop and implement recruiting initiatives and follow-up to meet application and enrollment goals, as well as conduct holistic review of first-year student applications.

Serve as a primary point of contact for financial aid processes, support, and understanding for prospective students and families. Counsel students, parents, support people, and outside agencies on the federal, state, and Institutional financial aid application process.

Perform work on various special projects and assignments, including, but not limited to, admission publications, customer relationship management (CRM) software, communications, reporting, functions of application processing, and admission file review.

Develop and maintain professional relationships with high school counselors and community college counselors in the region.

Coordinate and partner with Kent State Alumni on strategies for recruitment and outreach to prospective students and families.

May supervise students and provide functional guidance to Admissions Counselors, support staff, and other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties - if applicable:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience OR master's degree and one year of related experience. This position requires an extensive amount of travel within assigned recruitment territory including travel to Kent State University Kent Campus up to four times annually with in-person work requirements for up to 20 days each year.


Knowledge Of:

Standard university recruiting and admissions practices

Sales and/or territory management techniques

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Skill In:

Verbal, written, and interpersonal communications; public speaking *

Personal computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite

Ability To:

Work in a collaborative and effective manner with students, alumni, diverse families, administrators, and faculty.

Work and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Manage a complicated daily, weekly, and monthly schedule with recurring important professional commitments on and off-campus.

Exercise independent judgment and autonomy regarding work planning

Travel regionally and/or nationally *

Work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends *

Preferred Qualifications - if applicable:

Experience in student recruitment, education advocacy, or college counseling

Detail-oriented with strong oral and written communication skills

Experience within an institution of higher education

Knowledge of university-specific CRM systems; preferably Slate


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbent required to travel frequently.

Working Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm; or otherwise discussed with your supervisor/department

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State's campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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