Assistant Director, Admission

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
EVP Provost Academic Affairs
Admissions Undergraduate
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.




  • Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment strategies and activities for one or more academic programs.
  • Attends recruitment functions, reviews applications, maintains contact with prospective students, candidates, and recruiting contacts.
  • Coordinates admission programs for one or more student groups such as prospective students, accepted students, international or transfer students. Recruits students by visiting high schools and college recruitment fairs. Plans itineraries for assigned geographical areas and ensures adequate coverage of priority areas based on historical data.
  • Reviews applications for admission, provides comments, and assigns an admission rating to each application.
  • Recommends which applicants to accept, refer, reject, or put on the waiting list.
  • Conducts information sessions for visiting students and parents and may conduct campus tours.
  • Responds to questions pertaining to admission, housing, financial aid, academic departments, and the University in general.
  • Refers students to other sources for additional information.
  • Assists in planning and coordinating special events and alumni volunteer activities to enhance student recruitment.
  • Plans, coordinates and implements training programs for new Admission Advisors.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • A bachelor's degree and three years of university or college admission experience.
  • Effective public speaking skills.




  • Must show strong interest in supporting Emory’s mission for a robust academic and intellectual student experience; a collaborative, creative, and community-focused energy is valued.
  • An in-person, Emory campus-based position.
  • Project focus may include work with one of the following admission areas: Global Recruitment, Faculty Engagement, Native/Indigenous Outreach.
  • Travels 4 to 6 weeks across the fall and spring, promoting Emory at college fairs, high school visits, CBO and other advocacy organizations, and university receptions across the nation.
  • Additionally, engagement with the Emory alumni community is highly valued.
  • Public engagement requires excellent communication skills for both in-person and virtual presentations, and the ability to create new content.
  • Serves on 30-member Admission Committee, reviews approximately 1,000 applicants providing comments and admission ratings; works collaboratively across various phases of the selection calendar, both in-person and virtually, as the team builds the first-year class and transfer students class.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues at Emory’s Oxford campus.
  • Conduct information sessions for visitors on a regular basis; serve as resource to the public on behalf of Emory, and broadly in support of students’ college search and enrollment, including Emory’s programs for Flourishing.
  • Successful candidates must be comfortable in hybrid model of both virtual and in-person programming and office work.
  • Lead special project area to be assigned by supervisor and office leadership. Previous examples include tour guides, student volunteers, high school counselor programs, alumni volunteers, transfer admission, faculty relations.
  • The office values creativity and flexibility as new projects are needed for changing times.
  • Expected to be knowledgeable of other university divisions, specifically the three other undergraduate colleges: Nursing, Oxford, and Business.
  • Field inquiries and respond to correspondence from prospective students, applicants, counselors, parents, faculty, alumni, and other university constituencies.
  • Assist with fall/spring on-campus visitation programs, helping to coordinate events for in-person and virtual visitors.
  • During the busy office cycles of the academic year, you may be asked to work on some weekends and evenings. Time out of the office and away from home is common at points during the academic calendar.
  • Bilingual preferred

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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