Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for assistant director in the office of admissions.
The assistant director is responsible for the recruitment and selection of qualified applicants to build a vibrant and diverse student body. Duties include managing an assigned geographic territory, including contacting and building relationships with prospective and accepted students and traveling ten to twelve weeks per year to selected geographic areas; traveling to high schools, community colleges, college days/nights/fairs around the country for the purpose of recruiting students and giving large public presentations or holding small personalized counseling sessions as appropriate; and recruiting diverse and academically talented students while serving as the college liaison for prospective students from initial inquiry to enrolled status. The assistant director will be responsible for interviewing prospective applicants to enhance their interest in the College and to assess their preparation and readiness for study at Hampshire; reading applications for admission, evaluating credentials, and recommending admissions decisions; completing all necessary follow-up activities designed to enrich an applicant’s interest in Hampshire.; coordinating follow-up activities with prospective students and their parents, school counselors, independent consultants, and alumni to meet enrollment goals for assigned geographic territory; improving the effectiveness of recruitment to the territory assigned; and completing travel within budget responsibility for that assignment and submitting timely and complete expenses.
The assistant director of admissions will be expected to participate in workshops, retreats, seminars, and presentations in order to enhance professional growth and development; become familiar with the academic and cultural workings of the College to include serving as a department liaison to schools or centers on campus; and Participate and assist in admissions events such as open houses, overnights, and counselor colloquies. The assistant director will assist in developing overall admissions strategy and the smooth operation of the admissions office. They will serve as an articulate and enthusiastic spokesperson for the college’s aspirations and commitments in all enrollment activities and initiatives. Additional programmatic responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate.
A bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of one year of job-related experience. Successful candidate will possess creativity, a high level of interpersonal communication skills, and strong computer and communication skills. Applicants should be results-oriented, energetic individuals who can work in a fast-paced environment with effective decision-making skills and customer service. Qualified applicant must be flexible and adaptable to changing environments; have effective public speaking and presentation skills; a belief in the value of a liberal arts education and passion for Hampshire's unique educational philosophy; and ability to knowledgeably communicate that uniqueness. They must be superbly organized; task and project oriented; and able to work independently while manage multiple tasks frequently without advance warning. The assistant directors must be comfortable navigating challenging conversations; have a commitment to being a part of the larger Hampshire community; be receptive to feedback; and able to take initiative to solve problems as they arise. Experience with the Technolutions Slate platform or a similar CRM is strongly preferred. This position requires a valid driver’s license and must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College’s driver credentialing policy. Candidate must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This full-time, benefited position requires extensive travel. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 770
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.