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Requisition ID:  9955

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - Special Populations

Job Summary

*Updated, March 20, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


As the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, you will; assist the Director of Admissions with the development of strategy and new initiatives related to special populations. The successful candidate will assist in a coordinated effort to manage University policies and practices for transfer credit (in its various forms) and transfer recruitment, as well as other special populations. In addition to the University's efforts to expand course offerings in the summer, the number of high school students taking non-degree, college-level coursework, dual enrollment, AP, CLEP and IB courses continues to rise in Indiana and across the country. The Senior Assistant Director of Admissions of Special Populations will serve as the primary resource for summer initiatives as well as transfer credit policies and emerging non-degree initiatives and partnerships. They will also ensure a coordinated effort with campus partners serving special populations.



  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of experience in University admissions or enrollment management. 
  • Experience serving as liaison with recruitment partners including University alumni, corporate liaisons, and campus and community partners to establish successful student recruitment partnerships. 
  • Excellent leadership, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to implement multiple projects to successful completion and the capacity to relate well to diverse constituencies. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as proficiency in computer technology.
  • Ability to lead change, be action-oriented, work independently, and provide strategic planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of operations and dynamics of areas impacting the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students.



  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience working with higher education administration and non-beginner applicant populations.


Additional Information:

  • This position will require travel, evening and weekend hours. 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization this position. 
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.