Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) Salary

An Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) earns an average salary of $53,963 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,350 - $76,591
MEDIAN: $53,962

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$39,380 - $76,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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Job Description for Associate Director of Admissions (College/University)

The associate director of admissions for colleges and universities complete a number of admissions-related tasks under the supervision of the director of admissions. This includes conducting recruiting and interviewing tasks such as counseling prospective students and their parents, determining the appropriate candidates for a school’s programs, and responding to phone call and email inquiries. Other tasks include planning and executing admissions-related programs such as open houses, informational sessions, and other opportunities for students to visit campuses. Admissions-related programs vary from campus to campus, but many include initiatives ranging from diversity planning to online outreach; the associate director collaborates with the director and subordinates on all of these programs. The associate director may also perform supervisory functions for admissions staff, especially when the director is away from the office or busy.


Associate Director of Admissions (College/University) Tasks

  • Develop programs to support college or university's admissions goals.
  • Develop and distribute admission and transfer information through presentations and publications.
  • Assist in managing the admissions component of the college or university.
  • Supervise admissions personnel.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Operations Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Data Analysis
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National Average

Public Speaking
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 81 votes.


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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%