Assistant/Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions
Title Assistant/Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Posting Number S00761JP Department Admissions Office Job Summary
The (Senior) Assistant Dean contributes to all aspects of the Admissions process, including travel to recruit students and represent the college, review applications for admission, interview prospective students, lead public presentations to promote the College, build relationships with high school counselors and community based organizations, attend and organize recruitment initiatives both on and off-campus, and partner with colleagues across the College. The assistant dean will help coordinate aspects of our on-campus events and supervise some of our student employees. All Admissions staff are expected to contribute to Bowdoin’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and may have specialized responsibilities with underrepresented students. It is important that the assistant dean is able to clearly articulate the values and benefits of a liberal arts education and the opportunities available to students at Bowdoin.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants must possess excellent organizational skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills; strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; a willingness to travel and to work extended hours during peak periods; a thorough and creative event planner; and the ability to manage both the small details and a big vision. Proficiency in a variety of common programs of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is necessary. The successful candidate will be someone with a deep enthusiasm for the experience of a liberal arts education, possessing the ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds, with a high level of organization, energy, and exceptional presentation skills.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
A minimum of three years of relevant recruitment experience in a private liberal arts college or in selective college advising is preferred. An understanding and enthusiasm for admissions work and its cyclical nature as well as an appreciation working with high school and college students. A valid driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s Motor Vehicle Policy is required. This position is subject to a criminal history background check and motor vehicle record check.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Normal business hours between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Long hours and frequent weekend and evening work required during peak periods. Travel is a necessary component of this position.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 03/29/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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