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Assistant Director of Admissions for Transfer Students
Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky
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Date Posted 12/19/2019
Admin-Admissions and Enrollment
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is actively seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Admissions for Transfer Students. Reporting to the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Assistant Director is responsible for recruiting and assisting transfer students to the college.

Major Responsibilities

  • Implementing a comprehensive recruitment plan in the assigned territory. Activities include high school and community college visitation, college fair participation, and personalized communication (telephone, email, text, and social media).

  • Providing potential transfer and freshman students and their parents with information about Kentucky Wesleyan in a broad, all-inclusive manner, including areas such as academic major choice, co-curricular activities, housing, financial aid and scholarship opportunities and awards, and on-campus participation in traditional events.

  • Participating in on-campus events throughout the enrollment process, including preview days, overnight events, scholarship events, registration days, and move-in day. These will include required, weekend work time.

  • Supporting and/or leading admissions office activities, recruitment, and programs related to transfer students and the transfer admissions process.

  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships with high school counselors and community college transfer coordinators in the assigned territory.

  • Utilizing the College CRM system to assist with the student enrollment process and to monitor progress on goals and objectives.


  • Previous experience in admissions (college admissions is preferred).

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Enthusiasm for and ability to do significant travel, up to 75% during travel periods, including multiple overnights and weekends.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience and skill working with computers (MS Office and social media).

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

  • Organizational and management ability, high energy, and creative initiative.

  • Valid driver's license and insurability under Kentucky Wesleyan insurance.

Employee Benefits
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; tuition plans; and a generous benefit time program.

Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US Department of Education.

Application Process
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources at csublett@kwc.edu. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of materials. Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the successful candidate, as will a background check. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Additional Information

About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan earned a #8 ranking in 2017 from U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional College in the South, along with a #3 ranking in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” which measures academic quality compared to cost of attendance.

Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. Classes have a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees. A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:

  • We do everything with honor.

  • We always support each other.

  • We will compete with integrity.

  • We love each other in Christ.

The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only available in much larger cities. Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.

Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from throughout the region.

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