The Military College of South Carolina

Associate Director of Admissions

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Student Affairs, Office of the Provost
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Payscale: Band 5

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking an applicant for an Associate Director of Admissions in the Admissions Office.  Under minimal supervision of the Director, the Associate Director is responsible for the recruitment and admissions activities for the Corps of Cadets. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates recruiting/admissions strategies for the Corps of Cadets with specific focus on the numerous campus visit programs and staff recruiting travel.
  • Direct responsibility for the planning, coordinating and execution of all campus visits to include overnight program, Open Houses, daily visits, group visits and special programs/events.
  • Manages the staff travel schedule to ensure participation at all appropriate high school college fairs and college recruiting programs.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of the visit programs and travel schedules and develops, and prepares special reports as necessary for program assessment purposes.
  • Oversee the supervision and training of student ambassadors to provide interesting and informative walking tours of the campus and to be effective representatives of the college.
  • Advises and coordinates with campus partners to establish the tour schedule and provides oversight and supervision of the admissions officer in charge of the visitor center.
  • Directs management of designated prospect/applicant pool throughout the application process, to include conversion from prospect-to-applicant-to-accept status-to-matriculation.
  • Provides counseling to students, parents, and groups on admissions policies.
  • Provides direct assistance to the development of recruiting publications and serves as liaison to the Office of Communications and Marketing.


Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree is required. Extensive experience as an admissions officer recruiting undergraduate students is required. The ability to work collegially within the admissions staff is critical. Position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong computer skills are required. The ability to travel and willingness/ability to work flexible hours will be required for completion of duties.


Preferred Qualifications:

An understanding of The Citadel or other selective college admissions practices is a plus. A working knowledge of BANNER, Slate or another CRM is desired, but not required.


Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.


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