Associate Director of Admission

Brown University

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. The Office of College Admission supports this mission through the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students that will embrace the rigorous yet flexible Open Curriculum and challenge each other intellectually while fostering a community centered around kindness and questioning.

The Office of College Admission thinks about how an applicants’ unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective and identity might weave into the ever-changing tapestry that is Brown University. Grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, independent work, the quality of the secondary school program and achievements outside the classroom are among the factors used to evaluate this promise, but no one of these measures is considered determinative.
Associate Directors of Admission read and evaluate applications for admission; serve as voting members of the Board of Admission; develop regional recruitment strategies; represent the university nationally and internationally at high schools and community based organizations, admission workshops, college fairs, and Introduction to Brown and Brown Near You events, virtually and in-person. Associate Directors lead specialized admission programs and functions as assigned and contribute to the development of admission policies and strategies.

This position is expected to have a focus on work with community based organizations and college access groups.

Some responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting applicants to Brown University; leading presentations to inform applicants, counselors and families about unique opportunities at Brown.
  • Counsel students and families through the admission and financial aid process.
  • Develop relationships with counselors in schools and Community Based Organizations
  • Admission Officer On-Call Duties.
  • Read and evaluate applications and recommend admission decisions to the Board of Admission Evaluation and selection of applicants.
  • Plan and implement any number of admission processes and projects and implement strategy in special areas of expertise.
  • Plan admission processes and projects and implement strategy in these areas of expertise.
  • Management of projects and processes
  • Demonstrated success in autonomous work, with increasing level of ownership of projects. This should include creating timelines, coordinating with communications and technical teams, sharing project updates office wide, anticipating problems and implementing solutions, analyzing data and writing annual summary reports of projects; mentoring and assisting in training and development of new and current staff.

Qualifications:Education and Experience

  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Eight years of experience in education/higher education fields, with 6 years of college admission experience at a highly selective institution or in community outreach and strategic partnerships related to education access.
  • Experience working with community based organizations and college access groups is preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong writing, active listening and public speaking skills
  • Willingness to guide and mentor colleagues
  • Sensitivity to concerns of people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to work both independently and with groups
  • Creativity, efficiency, flexibility, open-mindedness, good judgment
  • Ability to work long hours, including evenings and some weekends
  • Ability to travel
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • First-hand knowledge of major issues facing American colleges and universities
  • Driver’s license
  • Understanding of Brown and its academic standards
  • Capacity to relate easily and appropriately with a broad range of people
  • Understanding of public relations and social media
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Excellent record of leadership and professionalism
  • Substantial data research and analytical skills

Salary Grade:11

Additional Information:
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

Some evening and weekend work and travel should be expected.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Associate Director of Admission

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Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:
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