Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Rank: Administrator IV
Search Number: S24-009
Job Posted: April 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 Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions will collaborate with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies to facilitate recruitment and admission of graduate social work students.  Responsible, under the direction of the Chairperson for the Department of Social Work, for all phases of graduate admissions: Coordination and supervision of, as well as participation in, travel and recruitment, correspondence and follow-up with prospective students, and coordination of special projects. The Associate Director will assist in strategic planning and management of the overall graduate recruitment and admissions process for the Department of Social Work.

Position Responsibilities

Oversees the Department of Social Work graduate admissions operation and supervises the office staff.

Assists in the selection, development, supervision, and evaluation of the institutional marketing program. Assists the Chairperson in the implementation and evaluation of the strategic planning goals.

Analyzes credentials of applicants for admission in terms of the Department’s standards, programs, and curricula, as well as admission selection decisions with an emphasis on graduate students.

Recommends changes in admissions procedures and policy impacting student recruitment.

Coordinates various functions with other campus offices that pertain to graduate students during the recruitment and admissions process.

Coordinates the recruitment of special populations and advises the Chairperson on new admissions procedures and implements these plans.

Coordinates and supervises the interaction between the institution and community organizations and all Department administrators and faculty.

Assists in the selection, development, supervision, and evaluation of promotional materials used in conjunction with the function.

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


Minimum of four years of professional level experience in admissions. Experience with graduate admissions preferred.  A Master’s degree is required. An equivalent combination of credentials and/or experience may also be considered.


For full consideration, please submit a cover letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Ashley Lowe, by April 18, 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.