Assistant Director of Admissions

  American University of Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1960
Date Posted:Jun 19, 2017
Reference:N/A
Closing Date:Jul 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Education
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About American University of Afghanistan:

Founded:  

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 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new 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, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

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.

Duties & 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.

Job Requirement:

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
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