Human Resources

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions/ Coordinator of Out-of-State Recruitment

Alma College is seeking an ambitious admissions professional that is looking to directly contribute to the college’s strategic plan by increasing Alma’s out-of-state student enrollment. This role will work on the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive strategic recruitment plans for the out-of-state territory. This position will also serve as a resource and liaison for the college regarding out-of-state student needs. Salary and title are dependent upon experience and qualifications. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Admissions and coordinates recruitment activities and programming for the out-of-state territory.

Duties include: Interview and counsel future students and their parents on college admission requirements and the overall college selection process. Actively recruit students in the out-of-state territory. Represent and promote the college to external constituencies and participate in on- and off-campus admissions activities for the out- of-state territory. Provide oversight and direction for all out-of-state students. Work will also include targeted communication, virtual meetings and events, and participation in admission campus events.

This position requires night and weekend work and significant out-of-state travel throughout the year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. A minimum of two years of admissions or other professional experience
  3. Strong communication skills (interpersonal and written)
  4. Ability to connect and build relationships with prospective students and families
  5. A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  6. Self-motivated and goal oriented
  7. 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

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, via email to For an Alma College application, please go to:

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.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on September 08, 2021