Assistant Director of Admissions

Rank: Administrator III
Search Number: S24-019
Job Posted: July 1, 2024

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 9,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Assistant Director of Admissions recruits, advises, and counsels incoming students regarding University programs, admission requirements, procedures and related matters with special emphasis on high school and transfer students. Makes decisions on applications for admission to the University.

Position Responsibilities

As a member of the Admissions team, works toward the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan to achieve the University’s enrollment goals.

Attends and represents the University at college fair programs, conducts high school visits, and other outreach activities to support the University’s mission.

Represents Admissions Office at high schools and community colleges in seeking qualified applicants for admission to the University.

Assists the Director in developing and implementing on and off-campus recruitment activities.

Counsels incoming students and their families regarding processes and procedures for admission to the University.

Reviews application files and makes admission decision on first-time and transfer application.

Participates in various admission activities on and off campus requiring evening and occasional weekend work.

Assists the Director with various assignments related to enrollment services.

Assists in office administration including the training and supervision of student workers.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.


Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in higher education environment required. Master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated high quality interpersonal communication skills and ability to master administrative functions. Demonstrated ability to grasp knowledge of and communicate information about all academic programs offered to the University. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


For full consideration, please submit a cover letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Maria Alles-Gonzalez at by July 30th, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.