Assistant Director of Admissions – Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Arlington, VA)

Education: University/College, FT Employee
Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Arlington, VA)

The Assistant Director of Admissions primarily serves the office of Admissions and executes functions directly related to student recruitment and student admission. This position includes advisement and counsel to prospective students about the mission, vision, programs and academic life of IPS.

Key Admissions Responsibilities:

Assists the Associate VP, Student Affairs (AVP) in the development and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies for IPS.

Executes the IPS recruitment plan through participating in outreach (e.g., recruitment events), coordinating Information Sessions, assisting with Visit Days, and following through on program-specific communication plans.

Monitors the inquiry and applicant pools for assigned programs.
Conducts systematic follow-up with inquirers expressing general program interest.

Monitors progress toward recruitment goals suggesting adjustments in action plans as appropriate.

Designs new recruiting and admissions strategies based on reviews of in-place action plans.

Supervises, trains, evaluates, and provides work direction and guidance to assigned student assistants.

Consistent data interpretation, analysis and reporting on the recruitment and admission process.

Travel and conference attendance related to student recruitment.

Perform other duties as assigned and related to the overall recruitment and admissions process.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:

Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred.

3-5 years of progressively responsible admissions and/or similar student service experience, preferably towards serving the needs of a graduate student population.

Demonstrated, progressive leadership experience could substitute for some components of Admissions and/or student service experience.

Availability to travel, particularly during recruitment season, to various campuses and conferences both regionally and nation-wide.
Demonstrated experience developing healthy professional working relationships.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

Excellent ability to transition between working independently (self-starter) and as a team member.

Commitment to articulating and supporting the mission, vision and values of IPS.

Strong customer service orientation.

Strong attention to detail particularly towards managing policies, procedures, and data reporting.

Ability to work successfully in an interactive office environment, including possession of all administrative and clerical skills required to execute duties and tasks.

Note to Candidate:

This position requires the ability to:

Sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.

Bend, squat, stoop, and occasionally walk up several flights of stairs.

Lift and/or carry up to 30 lbs, occasionally.

Working Conditions:

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday. However, travel, evening, and weekend work will also be required dependent on recruiting and admissions activities.

Statue: This is a full-time, Exempt level position

About the Institute for the Psychological Sciences

IPS is a Catholic graduate school of psychology founded in 1999 with the mission of basing the scientific study of psychology on a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and the family. IPS offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is dedicated to the development of a psychology grounded in an integral Catholic Christian view of the human person. Maintaining the highest academic standards, it will educate new generations of psychologists and open new areas of research for psychological theories that explore the relationship of psychology and the Catholic understanding of the human person.

The Institute is dedicated to the renewal of the Catholic Christian intellectual tradition and the integration of the theoretical and empirical bases of psychology and a Catholic view of the human person.

The Institute seeks to provide students an effective academic and educational environment that supports the integration of the psychological sciences and a Catholic understanding of the person through teaching and learning both knowledge and necessary clinical skills. It assists students intellectually and professionally as they prepare themselves to respond to their vocation as mental health professionals. The Institute’s mission also involves dialogue about its integrative approach with practitioners and scholars, nationally and internationally. For more information on IPS, please visit

All candidates are strongly encouraged to thoroughly research and understand the mission, vision and programs of IPS upon application.


This is a full time, salary position. Salary is determined by previous employment and related work experience. Employees of IPS enjoy a diverse benefits package, such as medical benefits, matching 401K plan, and paid vacation and holidays (some restrictions on vacation and holiday leave may apply based on specific position requirements).

To Apply:

Submit resume, three professional references and cover letter to:

Tambi Spitz

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

[email protected]

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