Assistant Director for Admission Transfer and International Counselor

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Job Description
Reporting to the Director for Admission, the Assistant Director for Admission will identify, recruit and enroll prospective students for the transfer and international territories to enroll in the College. The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated, organized and work collaboratively with the College community toward their individual annual enrollment goals, as well as the goals for the Admission division as a whole.

The Assistant Director has the following specific responsibilities and duties:

  • Develop and maintain strong understanding and knowledge of the College, its academic and student life programs, and policies in order to communicate accurate and current information to prospective students, families and high school guidance counselors
  • Travel extensively in assigned recruitment territory, representing the College at community college visits and at college fairs with prospective transfer and international students
  • Build and maintain relationships with school counselors to promote the College as a strong option for their students
  • Maintain ongoing communication with individual prospective students throughout the recruitment process; participate in follow up activities as defined by the Director
  • Maintain records and prospective student information in the College’s systems for recruitment and applicant records, ensuring proper documentation and tracking of progress through the recruitment cycle. Analyze progress against goals for assigned territory, and provide periodic update reports
  • Interview prospective students; participate in coordinating campus visits with students and their families
  • Evaluate and recommend admission decisions on all applications in the assigned territory
  • Complete 85-90% of applications in the assigned territory
  • Produce annual research to review production in the prior year and formulate more effective and efficient strategy for the new recruitment cycle in coordination with Director for Admission and the Senior Vice President
  • Assist with all on-campus recruitment events, including information sessions, Open House, Accepted Students Day, and others as defined
  • Participate in College-wide events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, driver’s license in good standing, as well as the ability to travel seasonally and work at evening events and some weekends
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and follow up protocols are required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel required, familiarity with admission systems Slate, Ellucian Banner and Argos
  • 1-3 years of experience working in an admission or advancement/development office is preferred
  • Bi-lingual Spanish is highly desirable
  • Candidates should have an interest in higher education, a work environment which demands flexibility, encourages creativity and collegiality while emphasizing accountability for meeting goals

Application Process
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.