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The assistant director is an admission officer at Rice University, a highly-selective research institution in the heart of Houston, Texas. Reporting to a deputy director, this individual will manage projects and programs that have a defined scope and moderate levels of complexity. Such projects may include but are not limited to recruitment programs, marketing, campus engagements, DEI recruitment and events, staff training and development, coordinating the file review process, etc. Knowledge of Rice University and/or experience in a higher education environment is desired.

Essential Functions

  • Works with other members of the admission staff on projects related to recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, alumni engagement, staff training, budget management, and staff development as assigned
  • Collaboratively works with supervisor on year-over-year planning, process, and project management
  • Manages a specific recruitment territory and engages in all aspects of recruitment, evaluation, selection, yield, measurement, and planning to ensure the development of a geographic pipeline to Rice
  • Conducts informational sessions
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with high school counselors
  • Evaluates applications and makes recommendations on selection utilizing the committee-based-evaluation process
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws concerning college admission, FERPA, and affirmative action
  • Responds to inquiries timely providing accurate information
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

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