Human Resources

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions and Athletics Recruitment Liaison

Alma College is seeking an admissions professional to lead the recruitment efforts for a geographic territory and to assist with campus wide athletics recruitment.  Salary and title are dependent upon experience and qualifications.  This position reports to the Senior Director of Admissions and works on the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive student recruitment plans and serves as a resource for the campus. Additionally, this position works closely with the coaching staff on athletic recruiting, recruitment training, and interdepartmental communication.

Duties include:  Interview and counsel future students and their parents on college admission requirements and the overall college selection process.  Represent and promote the college to external constituencies and participate in on and off campus Admissions activities, including a specific recruitment territory.   Provide oversight and direction for a specialized admission area and/or program.  Partner with athletics on recruiting efforts, recruitment data analysis and reporting, and promote collaboration between admissions and athletics. Work will also include targeted communication, telecounseling, and participation in admission events on and off campus.  

This position requires night and weekend work and significant travel throughout the year. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. A minimum of two years of admissions or other professional experience
  3. A minimum of one year of experience with athletic recruitment
  4. Strong communication skills (interpersonal and written)
  5. Ability to connect and build relationships with prospective students and families
  6. A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  7. Self-motivated and goal oriented
  8. Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. A minimum of three years of admissions or other professional experience
  2. A minimum of three years of experience with athletic recruitment 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current résumé, a completed Alma College application, and the name, address, e-mail, and phone number of three professional references to Cristy Omans at 

For an Alma College application, please go to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; preference will be given to applicants who apply by April 15, 2019.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders.  Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction.  Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

 Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Story published on March 26, 2019