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Assistant Director of Admissions


About American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,100 and we hope to reach 1,250 students by the fall 2017 academic semester. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the street from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and lab buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.

The Admissions Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position as Assistant Director of Admissions based in Kabul.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Admissions will identify and recruit a diverse student body each semester. The person selected for this key role will: 1) cultivate and provide leadership on graduate and undergraduate enrollment management; 2) develop enrollment management priorities; and 3) refine the university’s enrollment management plan with the vision and strategies necessary for successful student recruitment. The Assistant Director will work closely with various departments, faculty, and staff to develop and implement policies and services that will help build university enrollment. The Assistant Director must ensure that all Admissions Office activities are effectively planned and that they function throughout the year.

Job Details

Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Reference: N/A
Closing Date: 04 Jul 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Education Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Admission’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Develop, lead, and implement innovative strategies to identify and attract a diverse application pool;
• Oversee the entire admissions process, working autonomously as well as in the role of team member;
• Demonstrate the ability to collaborate toward a common goal with faculty, staff, applicants, potential donors, educational institutions, and other stakeholders;
• Manage recruitment for US Embassy and USAID scholarships;
• Advise and assist in executing AUAF’s marketing strategy nationwide;
• Organize on-campus, off-campus, and virtual recruiting events;
• Represent AUAF at events, including developing and facilitating presentations for a wide range of groups, including donors, prospects, and parents/guardians, while explaining educational programs, expected outcomes, students life, and financial consideration to students;
• Counsel prospective students about AUAF’s degree offerings and the admissions process;
• Serve as liaison between AUAF Admissions and all other departments;
• Supervise and assist Admissions staff with overall recruitment activities as well as data collection and problem-solving;
• Participate in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities, including open houses, orientation programs, and educational expos;
• Travel throughout Afghanistan (where security permits) to outreach and recruit students;
• Oversee admission testing processes in Kabul and regionally;
• Evaluate applications for admission on a periodic basis; and
• Take on other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• The position requires the incumbent to reside in Afghanistan
• At least a bachelor's degree and/or relevant training in the areas of education, student services, and marketing
• A minimum of four years responsible experience in the relevant areas
• Understand the principles of strategic enrollment management
• Possess excellent computer and data analysis skills
• Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
• Be able to travel throughout the country
• Be highly collaborative and attuned to cultural differences and sensitivities
• English language proficiency in writing, reading, and speaking
• Dari and Pashto languages proficiency in speaking and reading
• Strong computer skills
• Ability to multi-task, under pressure, with excellent organizational skills
• Comfortable working independently, with strong problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills
• Trustworthy, with a good understanding in handling sensitive materials and information

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Business Administration

Submission Guideline

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in one document as PDF or MS Word electronically. Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “Assistant Director of Admissions” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before July 4th, 2017. After reviews of the applicants, interviews for the finalists will be set up in Kabul on the AUAF Campus.

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