The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Responsibilities include administration of a recruitment region from inquiry to enrollment, coordinating at least two major projects supporting office goals, conducting evaluative interviews, information sessions, forums, application review, developing secondary school and independent counselor relationships, supporting on-campus and off-campus activities and events, representing the college within the designated recruitment region, and additional duties as assigned. Evenings and weekends are frequently required; 10 or more weeks of travel annually throughout the country is typical. Requirements include attention to customer care, problem-solving, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy, strong planning, organizational skills, and the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently and independently.
Manage recruitment territory (e.g., Building and maintaining relationships with regional secondary school counselors and independent educational consultants, admissions volunteers, and current parents and alumni and planning admissions travel and recruitment—including high school visits, panels, keynotes, case studies, college fairs, receptions, and meetings with secondary school and independent counselors, students, families, and community based organizations).
Evaluate admissions files (completing and reviewing candidate applications, making admission and scholarship recommendations to the committee, serving on the admissions committee).
Represent the college (e.g. off-campus interviews, information sessions, off-campus receptions, school visit, and college fairs).
Oversee project management in at least two functional areas of the admissions office (such as the waitlist, transfer student admissions, social media).
Participate and seek out leadership roles in regional associations for college admissions counseling and other regional admissions associations and represent the college by participating in presentations and group travel through these organizations.
Serve on various additional internal committees (e.g. communications, multicultural recruitment).
Department: Office of Admissions
Valid Driver’s license and passport is required.
3-5 Years Work Experience
This position will be regionally-based within the recruitment territory (D.C., Northern Virginia).
Internal Number: 5123
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Found...ed in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.