Wellesley College, a premier liberal arts and sciences college for women located twelve miles west of Boston, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admission. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team responsible for recruiting students through various on- and off-campus programs and events. General admission responsibilities include travel for high school visits, parent-student gatherings, and college fairs; group presentations and interviews with prospective students; reading and evaluation of applications for admission. Position requires knowledge of and enthusiasm for the College’s mission and niche in higher education; sensitivity to multicultural issues and a commitment to building a socially and economically diverse applicant pool; and enthusiasm for cultivating relationships with intermediary groups that assist students in the college search and application processes. Specific portfolio responsibilities will be determined based on office needs and the skills / interests of the successful candidate, but will include partnership with one of the following teams within the office: diversity & multicultural recruitment, campus visits & programming, strategic recruitment & travel, or marketing & communications. Candidates are encouraged to express interest in collaboration with specific teams in the cover letter.
Bachelor’s degree required. 3-5 years of previous admission, higher education, secondary school, non-profit organization or related experience, including student work study, is preferred. Familiarity with and support of the mission of a selective, liberal arts college is essential. Candidates should demonstrate organizational skills related to program/project management; be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with varied and multicultural constituencies including prospective students, parents, alumnae, faculty, school counselors, and other staff; and work well both independently and in teams. Candidates fluent in a second language are encouraged to apply. Regular evening and weekend work will be required. Must be available to travel out of state several weeks annually. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. Priority review of applications begins August 5, 2019. Mid-to late- August start date desirable.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.