Student Affairs

Associate Director of Admissions

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA United States

The associate director of admissions carries a primary function of recruiting undergraduate students to SMU and supervises the freshman and transfer counselors in the office.  The person also oversees admissions events such as open houses, admitted student day, Benedictine Scholars day and in planning and executing all visit programs for students, families, school groups and community partners. The associate director manages assigned recruitment territories, represents the University at events on- and off-campus; communicates with students, parents, and counselors regarding the University and the admissions process; and reviews some first-year college applications. In addition, the associate director budgets, plans and schedules local and regional recruitment and yield events for the counselors. in planning and executing all visit programs for students, families, school groups and community partners.  The position assists in hiring and training counselors and on setting recruitment and outreach goals. The position is strongly focused on meeting the University’s undergraduate recruitment goals, providing excellent follow-through, customer service and communicating the educational opportunities available at Saint Martin’s University.

Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020, Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity.  Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions.  In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse setting perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.  We are committed to pursuing an employee community that reflects a similar, if not the same percentage. 

Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty and staff.

Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey.  The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus.  As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Part-Time

Contact / Additional Information

For additional information on this position or to apply, please visit our website at Work at Saint Martin’s .