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Associate Director of Admissions of Diversity Recruitment and Pre-College Programs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Associate Director of Admissions of Diversity Recruitment and Pre-College Programs is responsible for the successful development and execution of various academic and co-curricular programs with the purpose of engaging the high school aged audience to develop an enrollment pipeline. The Associate Director will assist in the development of the recruitment strategies to increase the number of students enrolling from underrepresented backgrounds. Programs include, but are not limited to, Pre-College summer institutes and year-round programming to support Seattle University’s undergraduate enrollment goals and objectives aimed at deepening the level of engagement and connection with prospective students.

The individual in this position will provide the leadership and direct the execution of creating a comprehensive portfolio of diversity and pre-college experiences and initiatives. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with leaders within Enrollment Services and across the institution to develop innovative pre-college programs that offer students a unique and differentiated experience that builds an affinity to Seattle University. Pre-college programs will introduce high school students to new fields of interest and study while giving them the opportunity to sample the college experience; attention and energy will be given to increasing participation and access for first generation and underrepresented students. Pre-college programs may be commuter or residential, limited term or year-round.

The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader who is a resilient and innovative problem-solver, have excellent organizational abilities with an acute attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills that enable development of positive relationships with key campus partners and provide personalized attention to prospective students, family members and establish positive relationships with key influencers at high schools and Community Based Organizations. 


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimally three years’ experience working in the field of college admissions, pre-college programs and/or high school guidance counseling or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job. 

Applicants will possess excellent organization skills and attention to detail; superior oral and written communications skills are essential. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the mission, vision, and values of Seattle University. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; experience knowledge of developing summer programs targeting high school students, financial aid trends and enrollment-related issues in higher education preferred. Experience marketing to diverse youth and young adult populations through major communication channels including print, social media, telemarketing, digital marketing, web and text.

Familiarity with Ellucian Colleague, CRM experience – specifically Slate. Knowledge working with Qualtrics, Canvas and experience working within and establishing business processing work flows.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage, and plan for your future with a generous 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:  

Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122