Assistant Director of Admission

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Admission Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for recruitment and evaluation of prospective students, works on outreach to prospective students and schools outside the U.S. and performs related public relations and marketing functions to aid in the overall mission of the Smith College Office of Admission.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Recruitment (40%)

· Assist the Associate Director, International with all aspects of the recruitment of international students. Plan and coordinate approximately eight weeks of travel to recruit students internationally. Visit high schools, attend college fairs, conduct workshops, and meet with alumnae in the U.S. and abroad. Manage correspondence with students, parents, counselors, and other constituencies. Present on-campus and/or virtual information sessions and participate in leading workshops during events for prospective and admitted students.

International Outreach (30%)

· Supervise international intern and work with the International Students Organization. Coordinate campus visits from overseas guidance counselors. Work with faculty and students who are traveling or studying abroad to encourage their participation in local admission events.

Admission (20%)

· Interview and evaluate prospective applicants. Read and vote on admissibility of candidates for admission to the college, both those who apply from outside the U.S. and those in U.S. schools, in coordination with a team of colleagues under the direction of the Dean of Admission.

Other Functions

Administrative Functions (10%)

· Keep abreast of pertinent developments at Smith College, in higher education, and in the field of professional admission work. Cooperate with other administrators of the College where necessary, especially Student Financial Services; International Students and Scholars, and the Alumnae Association. Perform related duties as required.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of experience in admission or related field or equivalent of education and experience. Individual must be able to obtain a passport, hold a valid driver's license and be able and willing to participate in both car and airplane travel.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with a language other than English and international travel experience are a plus.


Must be highly organized, flexible, independent and energetic in balancing multiple priorities. A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with international audiences, especially those from outside the U.S.

Willing to work some nights and weekends as necessary.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

April 12, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade J

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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