Assistant or Associate Director of Graduate Admission

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Admission Office at Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for an Assistant or Associate Director of Graduate Admission who will report to the Director of Admission. Embracing the admission philosophy of territory management, the successful candidate will serve as the primary admission representative for local prospective students for our undergraduate programs as well as all prospective students for our three master’s programs: Education, Clinical Psychology, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); as well as our graduate certificate programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaises with Graduate Program Directors from the Saint Michael’s College faculty and facilitates their role in the application review process
  • Works collaboratively with the Slate (CRM) team to make process updates, create and maintain reports, and manage an in-house graduate program application
  • Collaborates with Graduate Program Directors, staff members in the Office of Marketing & Communication, and College administration to promote graduate programs, report on graduate enrollment outcomes, advise stakeholders about market demand for potential new graduate programs, and create process improvements
  • Collaborates with Registrar and Student Financial Services staff to create a smooth workflow for enrolling students, comply with relevant regulations, and champion a service philosophy oriented toward the distinct needs of graduate students
  • Uses strong analytical and decision-making skills to read and evaluate a large number of applications while meeting deadlines
  • Builds relationships with school counselors, prospective students, and families in the assigned undergraduate recruitment territory. Develops a nuanced understanding of high schools in an assigned geographic territory and acts as the primary admission contact for those schools. Plans and executes a significant travel schedule on behalf of the College to support this relationship-building
  • Follows up on all recruiting contacts and timely filing of all reports regarding all activities (this includes a reporting/rating of all activities, expense reports, and follow-up with counselors and students)
  • Contacts prospective applicants personally to encourage applications and follows up with admitted applicants
  • Makes effective, regular on-campus presentations to visiting groups of students, their families, and other stakeholders
  • Meets individually with prospective students and families on and off campus

The candidate selected for hire will be part of a highly motivated, hard-working admission team and will gain much experience working as a part of this team. The candidate also must be capable of working independently, able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and be intrinsically motivated to do an excellent job on behalf of the College. Ideal candidates will have affinity for and experience with graduate-level education and will demonstrate their understanding and prior experiences recruiting, supporting, evaluating, and communicating with undergraduate and graduate students as populations with distinct needs. Experience working in the Technolutions Slate CRM is a plus, as the College has recently merged all graduate recruitment and application review processes into the same instance of Slate as undergraduate admission.

The position requires availability during both weekends and evenings.

The decision to hire an Assistant or Associate Director of Admission will be reflective of the successful candidate’s previous experience.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.

For a full job description, please click here.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience in an admission office
  • Previous experience with application evaluations and admission interviews, and visiting prospective students at their schools
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Willingness to travel for extensive periods of time
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix.
  • Prior experience working with graduate or adult students
  • Prior experience working with multiple offices/departments
  • Prior experience planning and implementing a marketing program for an educational institution
  • Professional skills in writing, computer applications, and public speaking preferred

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that highlights your experiences and qualifications. Please be sure to reflect on the ways that you could support the mission of the College through this position and contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus
  • Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date

Alongside uploading your resume, you will be able to upload the additional document requested.

Review of candidates will begin immediately, and the desired start date for this position is no later than July 1, 2022.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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