Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS), Mary Baldwin University, located in Fishersville, VA is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director of Admissions position for the Office of Admissions. This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

Summary of Position:

The Assistant Director of Admissions at Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) will coordinate and perform admissions processes and tasks for MDCHS’ in-seat, online and hybrid programs. Tasks will include data and document processing, record management, quality assurance, data integrity, process improvement and implementation, and timely, consistent follow up of applicants. Collaborating with a high-functioning professional team on numerous projects, MDCHS’ Assistant Director of Admissions uses various application systems and databases to accomplish goals and objectives, and adheres to applicable processes, practices, and guidelines in order to serve leads, prospective students, applicants, matriculated students, and colleagues effectively, accurately, and efficiently. The Assistant Director of Admissions will maintain quality standards and admissions best practices in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Program Directors to meet admissions goals.

Responsibilities Include:

Communication & Engagement to support the applicant journey from lead to matriculated student via Customer Relationship Management (CRM), application and student systems. Ability to assist applicants to encourage conversion. Offer pre-admission advising, including review of transcripts, and in coordination with program directors, as necessary. Maintaining regular communication with leads, inquiries, and applicants via electronic and high-touch engagement strategies.

Admissions Processing including oversight of application systems and ensuring applicant readiness to submit; process completed applications for review by readers and/or committee; preparation and execution of interview days; process admission decisions; collect post-admission documents; provide support for collation of accreditation requirements across student and University systems and departments, etc.

System & Data Oversight including, but not limited to: open and close of application cycles; admission audits; CRM operations; ensure lead, inquiry and applicant data is accurate, secure and shared with School and University departments appropriately; enrollment funnel and dashboard reporting, etc.

Other responsibilities include having a working knowledge of programs and admission processes across the MDCHS portfolio to best assist our audience or refer them appropriately. This includes but is not limited to: assistance with the departmental email account and phone lines, and the ability to cross train and offer backup across Admissions personnel.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or at least 5 years of progressive experience in higher education admissions, student services, or communication/engagement roles.
  • Understanding of the applicant journey, ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal customer service and communication skills. Willingness to engage with prospects, inquiries and applicants via channels and modes that are convenient for them. Ability to interact with our audience in a personalized way while staying “on brand”. Proficient in Microsoft, Google Suite, online meeting platforms, and the ability to operate a multi-line phone system.
  • Experience with CRMs, Data and system management, application management systems, understanding of accreditation standards, content management systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines. Database experience as well as being comfortable with data collection, entry and assessment. Effectively use software tools to organize accurate data for reports and/or presentations. Ability to create, implement and manage overlapping business process schedules across the Admissions department.
  • Accountable for results; ability to multitask, think quickly, and manage competing priorities; maintain applicant confidentiality, per federal regulations (FERPA, HIPAA); foster a team approach which is evidenced by information sharing, offering suggestions for improvements and collegiality.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and have a valid driver’s license

Preferred Requirements:

  • A working knowledge of graduate degree programs, preferably in health-related fields
  • WordPress, HTML, Social Media, Adobe Suite, experience operating live chat systems and/or chatbots.
  • OnBase; Salesforce; Centralized Application Systems (CAS and University applications); Jenzabar; TargetX
  • Project management and process improvement experience

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences:

Mary Baldwin University has an historic mission in the liberal arts and sciences and ethos of leadership and service. Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is made up of professional programs including Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Master of Health Administration, RN-BSN completion, and several Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks.   MDCHS emphasizes superior education in a people-centered environment.   Our state-of-the-art health sciences campus is located within the medical corridor of Augusta County and is the flagship building with high-tech classrooms, research spaces, extensive laboratories, and a simulation center. MDCHS has a strong commitment to interprofessional education across the programs.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University seeks and encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, we seek candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send the following information to

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications, personal characteristics, and responsibilities
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (include e-mail addresses)

 Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position if filled.

Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.



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