Wellesley College, a premier liberal arts and sciences college for women located twelve miles west of Boston, invites applications for the position of Associate/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.
Primary responsibilities will support the Office’s diversity recruitment team and could include coordination of travel grant fly-in programs for prospective students, assistance with partnership programs with QuestBridge and the Posse Foundation, supporting diversity intern student assistants, and outreach and relationship building with on-campus student organizations. 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. Start date summer 2020. The office is willing to be flexible on actual relocation date.
Bachelor’s degree required, enrollment in or completion of Master’s degree program preferred for Associate candidates. 3-5 years of previous admission, higher education, secondary school, non-profit organization or related experience 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.
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