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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Admissions
Categories: Administration

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Pay Status and Classification: Exempt, Regular Full Time

Supervisor: Director of Admissions for Programming & Partnerships 

Position Purpose: Plays an integral role as part of the team overseeing the College’s multicultural recruitment to recruit, admit, and enroll a diverse and talented class. Represents Union College to a wide and diverse audience throughout the United States. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Recruitment: Represents the College at various on and off campus recruitment events, including college fairs, high school visits, open houses, and other special events to attract potential students. Coordinates, conducts, and contributes to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted applicant populations. Recruits, trains and manages student staff in support of on campus programming to support the recruitment and enrollment of first generation and students from under-represented backgrounds. 
  2. Advisement: Advises prospective students, parents, and key stakeholders on admission criteria, program requirements, and transfer policies. Answers any questions prospective students may have. Serves as mentor to other admissions employees specifically surrounding BIPOC recruitment strategies.
  3. Outreach and Communication: Coordinates outreach activities & programs focused on BIPOC students. Cultivates relationships, and manages ongoing strategic communication with high school counselors, independent educational consultants, parents, students (prospective and current), faculty, and alumni and manages assigned recruitment territories. Partners and liaises with key campus partners, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to support the enrollment of multicultural populations;
  4. Additional Tasks: Works with student volunteers. Serves on the Committee of Admissions to render decisions. Pitches-in to help colleagues when it appears needed or when requested.


  1. Bachelor's degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice.
  3. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel extensively.
  4. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings when needed.
  5. Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in confidential matters is required.
  6. Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and strategic planning skills.
  7. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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