Assistant Director of Admissions - #439990

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Date: 09/15/2021 10:30 AM

City: Linwood, Pennsylvania

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Assistant Director of Admissions

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Assistant Director of Admissions position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

The Assistant Director of Admissions serves as a primary facilitator of the DO Faculty Committee on Admissions as well as the DO/PhD Admissions Committee and provides support for psychology programs admissions processes. Planted with the Recruitment team vertical, this individual participates in the development of recruitment and enrollment strategies for the DO and Graduate Programs, primarily in service to the Philadelphia campus.


Responsible for the coordination of the application process for the DO and DO/PhD programs on the Philadelphia campus and provides admissions process support for programs within the School of Professional and Applied Psychology.

Represents the institution and all of its programs at graduate and professional school fairs, private fairs, open houses, information sessions, online webinars, chats, and networking events either alone or with faculty and/or program chairs. Meets with prehealth advisors and speaks to prehealth groups at undergraduate institutions.

Organizes, develops and tracks virtual, on-campus and off-campus recruitment activities for the DO program.

Organizes, conducts and oversees candidate interview process for DO program.

Assists in the mentoring of DO Student Ambassadors.

Coordinates selection process and training of Student Members for the DO Faculty Committee on Admissions.

Trains new DO Faculty Committee on Admissions Members.

Develops relationships and communication with all graduate program directors.

Reviews, analyzes, and rates applications of students applying for admission.

Counsels prospective students for all programs as needed.

Conducts information sessions for visiting students and parents, and may conduct campus tours.

Implements the approved student recruitment plan for the assigned campus and works closely with all admissions staff regarding admissions functions and processes requiring coordination between campuses.

Works collaboratively with Admissions leaders and team members to identify technical opportunities for improving system efficiency

Engages with Higher education professional organizations to identify new trends, best practices, and opportunities to streamline.

Participates in continuing education, professional organizations, seminars and workshops, reading current literature and maintaining professional contacts in the community.

Maintains statistical data regarding campus/program applicant pool from inquiry to matriculant (all stages of admissions funnel). Prepares reports and presents applicant data to Committees as needed.

Provides ongoing training and support to department team members and FCA members.

Maintains confidential records.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Core competencies sought:

Strong analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. In addition, the ability to work in a collaborative environment is essential; must be comfortable working with different teams at various levels of a business and have excellent organizational skills. Flexibility and multitasking skills allow this individual to prosper. This position should anticipate change and ensure the organization is positioned to succeed. Must have the ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards. Must have a commitment to work effectively with a diverse constituency.

The PCOM Admissions team seeks members who exemplify the following durable skillsets: creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent combination of education and experience required; a Masters preferred.


A minimum of three years experience working in Admissions or related field, preferably in a graduate or professional school setting. Preferred experience with CRM software and project management.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Valid driver’s license and good driving record with no restrictions

Physical Demands

Occasionally lifts supplies and equipment

Manual dexterity and mobility

Ability to travel for attendance as outlined in above responsibilities during the week/weekend; some evening work is occasionally required.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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