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Admissions Officer/ Assistant Dean of Admissions

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Dean
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
St. Olaf College

Position Title: Admissions Officer/Assistant Dean of Admissions

Department: Admissions

Reports To: Associate Dean of Admissions

Classification: Exempt FTE: 1.0 Salary: Admissions Officer starting at $45,000/year Asst Dead of Admissions starting at $48,000

Essential Job Duties:
  • On-Campus Recruitment
    • Lead information sessions for visiting prospective students
    • Conduct interviews with prospective students and provide written feedback
    • Maintain highly personalized contact with prospective students
    • Represent the college at all on-campus events
  • Off-Campus Recruitment
    • Strategically plan travel for recruitment territory
    • Represent St. Olaf College at college fairs and high school visits
    • Conduct off-campus interviews and provide written feedback
    • Build relationships with high school counselors and community based organizations
  • Application Review
    • Review applications from recruitment territory and make admissions and scholarship recommendations.
    • Actively engage in admissions committee to collaboratively make enrollment decisions
  • Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community
  • Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Work Schedule:

    Term: Year-round

    Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors. Some evening and weekend hours required for special events. Travel up to 25% of the work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel. Overnight trips average 4-8 trips per year.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor's Degree

    Experience: 0 - 2 years experience Admissions Officers/2+ years experience Assistant Dean of Admissions

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Education: Proficiency in another language

    Experience: Experience in an admissions office or as an admissions student worker/intern or college tour guide


    Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check, which may include criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of a DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to conduct periodic background checks.


    This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

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