Job Positions

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Academic Affairs Office


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted:

Nov 21 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

December 6, 2019

Position Description

The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions will assist primarily in college recruitment and admissions activities, including application reviews, advising and registration of pre-enrolled/new students, and recruitment event support. Serve as lead coordinator for scholarships and contribute to shared academic affairs administration. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


  • Assist in LAS recruitment and admissions activities
  • Review new first year, transfer, non-degree, and other applications and collaborate in rendering of decisions.
  • Give presentations at recruitment and yield events on campus, off-campus and online.
  • Contribute to all new student orientation-registration activities and assessment, including assist in advisor training, monitor course availability and communicate availability to advisors, assist in coordination of information and communications. Serve as main scholarship coordinator for LAS Student Academic Affairs Office and administer recruitment scholarships.
  • Coordinate centralized record-keeping and reporting on all college-based scholarships, including recruitment, merit, financial-need, UG research, and study abroad scholarships.
  • Serve as primary liaison to other offices regarding donor scholarships and their administration.
  • Administer college-based recruitment scholarships (offered at the time of admission), monitor eligibility for multi-year recruitment scholarships, and work with Director to communicate on an annual basis with recipients regarding ongoing scholarship eligibility.
  • Participate in walk-in advising duty rotation for LAS SAAO and related student advising and administration, activities, including end of term grade audit/academic progress monitoring, assistance in LAS probation program, policy and process reviews
  • Assist Director of Recruitment and Admissions as requested, including gathering information and data on recruitment scholarships and surveys on prospective and admitted student experience

Application Process

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume by December 6, 2019. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position, please contact the search committee at .

Institution Information

Additional Information

This is a full-time 12 month position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

Allison Perry -


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a liberal arts and sciences field;
  • Experience working in higher ed student or academic affairs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferably in higher ed administration-related field or the liberal arts
  • Experience in UG admissions, including outreach and applicant review
  • Demonstrated effective public presentation experience, specifically to prospective and current students and parents
  • Record of successful scholarship program development, administration, and evaluation
  • Experience in academic advising/student counseling
  • Significant intercultural skills and experience with diverse populations
  • Graduate studies or similar demonstrated interest in issues in undergraduate education, especially advising or student development
  • Evidence of ability to make effective and engaging public and online presentations to audiences of diverse constituencies
  • Excellent ability to work independently, collaboratively with on-campus, off-campus constituencies
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Illinois resources