Student Affairs

Assistant Director of Admissions

St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY United States

St. Lawrence University, based in Canton, NY is a vibrant, collaborative learning environment that values both thought and action. Students reach their full potential by embracing the natural world, participating in global problems, and discovering the value and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complicated and changing world. St. Lawrence University’s aim is to provide an inspirational and challenging liberal arts undergraduate education to students chosen for their sincerity of purpose and intellectual promise. Annual salary $58,459.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, plan, and implement admissions procedures, operations, correspondence, and contact with prospective students, applicants, and matriculating students.
  • Execute individualized and direct outreach and engagement with potential students.
  • Manage a large recruitment territory and plan targeted travel (approximately 6-8 weeks of fall travel and 1-3 weeks of spring travel are expected).
  • Expect several weeks of evening and weekend work in the winter and early spring.
  • Evaluate candidates for admission and make decisions on recommendations for admission and merit and specialty scholarships.
  • Communicate the value of a St. Lawrence education to students, parents, and counselors.
  • Share oversight for hiring, training, and supervising tour guides and/or other student workers.
  • Utilize electronic recruitment resources (we use Slate by Technolutions).
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation of the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures.
  • Ability to make decisions using independent discretion and judgment.
  • Attention to detail, creative initiative, and flexibility.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities and situations.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Highly organized and technically proficient.
  • Proven ability and confidence to work independently and with a wide variety of people.

Preferred Qualifications
Related and professional work experience.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Lyndsay Malcomb, Executive Director of Admissions, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.