Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions


  • Salary Range: $42,000 per year
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Department: Admissions
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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This position oversees the recruitment efforts and manages the strategy and scheduling of recruitment travel.

This position serves also as the primary point of contact for prospective students throughout the admission processes, such as student recruitment, evaluation of applicants, development and cultivation of relationships with key colleges to align pre-requisites and paving the way for future articulation agreements and partnerships.


Recruitment Duties:

  1. Manage strategy and scheduling of recruitment travel, in consultation with the Associate Director of Admissions, which identifies colleges, universities, community groups, or other pre-health organizations interested in natural medicine and which will include the use of the NUNM community (faculty, students, alumni, and other stakeholders).
  2. Annualize the data and ensue we are disbursing our efforts according to the strategic plan.
  3. Oversee recruitment travel of the Admissions Counselors and help them to develop a recruitment plan.
  4. Use CRM to manage and analyze the on the road recruitment data.
  5. Serve as head liaison to the School of Graduate Studies, meeting regularly with each program chair to create value propositions and reporting important information back to the admissions team.
  6. Manage the recruitment webinar events, establishing outreach timelines, subject matter, and staffing.
  7. Collaborate with marketing on social media posts as it relates to recruitment.
  8. Thoroughly understand NUNM, degree programs, and student experience.
  9. Develop a relationship development strategy with pre-health advisors and other community groups or pre-health organizations.
  10. Research and understand regional awareness of natural medicine and implement a personal recruitment and communication strategy to educate and inform the public on the degree programs and field.
  11. Implement a communication plan to develop a relationship with prospective students, applicants and admitted candidates.
  12. Collect data on and evaluate plan effectiveness through surveys, focus groups, and matriculation rate and track the level of student interaction in the student information management system.
  13. Develop and cultivate relationships with key personnel at targeted colleges and universities with the goal of aligning their curriculum with our pre-requisites and/or establish a foundation for articulation agreements.
  14. Meet metrics set by the administration and eventually grow numbers of applications and matriculates within an assigned territory or region.
  15. During the fall and spring, travel around the U.S. and Canada visiting several college fairs a week which include working and connecting at university/college fairs on national and local levels, conducting or hosting pre-health program visits, prospective student information sessions, and health fairs for the community. Recruitment travel also includes ongoing evaluation of activities.
  16. Establish target demographics in collaboration with program leadership.
  17. Increase ROI from recruitment travel by incorporating new follow-up initiatives

Admissions Duties:

  1. Serve as an advocate for prospective students throughout the admission process until matriculation.
  2. Coordinate new, transfer, second-degree, international, and program admission processes.
  3. Serve as a member of the Admission Committee, to evaluate application files and determine eligibility for campus interview and conduct the interview of selected applicants. This process includes reviewing the application for admission, ensuring prerequisites have been met, completing grade point calculations for overall course work and pre-requisite science courses, providing appropriate admissions interview documents for the interview and completing the process by providing the proper documentation, based on the final decision, to the applicant and to the Admissions Operation Specialist.
  4. Maintain accurate records in database and regularly perform quality control checks on student files to assure compliance with institutional, state, and federal record-keeping provisions and compliance with current enrollment standards.
  5. Work and coordinate with other admissions staff members on office functions/projects and outreach programs as needed.
  6. Maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with FERPA, and other federal and state laws.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.



Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and three (3) years admissions or recruitment experience in the medical, academic, or higher education field required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or related field preferred.