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St. Lawrence University
New York, NY, United States
26 days ago
St. Lawrence University
New York, New York, United States
26 days ago


St. Lawrence University invites applications for the Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions - Diversity Initiatives. This position will be located in New York City.

The successful candidate will engage in all aspects of the university’s admissions cycle. The incumbent must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This person will serve in a key role in the efforts to recruit students from underrepresented identity groups, including students of color as well as those with diverse ethnicities and identities.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Leading, planning, and implementing admissions procedures, operations, correspondence and contact with prospective students, applicants, and matriculating students. 
  • Direct outreach and engagement with potential students
  • Manage a large recruitment territory and plan targeted locations and contacts.
  • Create presentations, evaluate candidates for admission and independently make decisions on recommendations for admission.
  • Must be knowledgeable about financial aid to evaluate and counsel prospective students and families. 
  • Management of a relationships program for Community Based Organizations
  • Responsible for the management of the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program admissions review by working with the HEOP and Financial Aid Offices and coordinating multi-cultural student recruitment strategies through work with CBOs and guidance offices for this program. 
  • Will target outreach and communications with underrepresented minority populations, students of color, ethnicities, and identity groups. 
  • Must create and foster relationships with current students, on campus student organizations, faculty and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to assist in the recruitment of a diverse class.
  • Direct on campus events and opportunities specific to the recruitment of underrepresented populations in collaboration with Event Coordinator.  
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the value of a St. Lawrence education to students, parents, and counselors. 
  • Must manage electronic recruitment resources and related systems and work both independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Coordinate scholarships and special projects as assigned. 
  • Substantial travel is expected.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Jeremy Freeman, Executive Director of Admissions, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit


  • Experience in an admissions office, high school college counseling office or a community- based organization focusing on the college selection process is critical for the successful candidate. 
  • Will live and maintain a home office in the greater New York City area
  • A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Frequent travel along with evening and weekend work required; must also travel to Canton for events and at specific times of the year as determined by the Executive Director of Admissions
  • Must possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong, self-motivated work ethic, and an appreciation of the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions using independent discretion and judgment.
  • Requires strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks well and with changing priorities and situations.
  • Must be able to work independently in a remote capacity to meet all job expectations.
  • Ability to perform well under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands expected.
  • Candidates are expected to be highly organized, technically proficient, and dedicated to the admissions office and the University.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide variety of people, high energy, creative initiative, and flexibility are essential.
  • Proven ability to work comfortably with students from diverse backgrounds and first-generation students to guide them through the college selection process.
  • The ability and confidence to exercise discretion while working independently, as well as the commitment to working as part of a team, are expected.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57686800
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Regional Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions (position located in NYC)
  • Company Name: St. Lawrence University
  • Job Function: Associate Director of Admission
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawr...

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