Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Senior Assistant / Associate Director of Admission


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Staff Term:

12 Months

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Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Wheaton College is seeking a full-time Senior Assistant or Associate Director of Admission. Exact title and salary will be commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate. Reporting indirectly or directly to the Director of Admission, the Senior Assistant or Associate Director of Admission will oversee recruitment and outreach activities aimed at new markets and target populations supporting Wheaton College’s planned growth strategies.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of admissions experience; must be able to work well with partners across the institution while also being able to work independently; be a creative and innovative thinker.

  • Incumbent will be responsible for developing and executing a dedicated recruitment plan for geographic areas such as the South Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic. Maintaining responsibility for geographic territories including oversight of inquiry and applicant statistics and trends.
  • Extensive travel necessary in order to cultivate relationships with students, school counselors, community- based organizations, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Interviews, conducts group information sessions, and travels to represent the College at high schools, community colleges, college fairs, and other appropriate programs (this includes some evening and weekend work in person and virtually). Anticipated annual travel is approximately 8-10 weeks per year.
  • Review, manage, and evaluate applications from assigned geographic territories, including follow up with prospective students, applicants, guidance counselors and parents, as necessary. This may require evening and weekend work.
  • Develop and manage a school counselor advisory board in new markets, engaging influencers, strengthening relationships, and coordinating communication.
  • Assumes other responsibilities and related projects as assigned by the Director of Admission and/or Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission & Student Aid.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Admissions Leadership Team on the development of on-campus events, enrollment strategy, lead sourcing and recruitment planning at all stages of the funnel.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Admission to develop and coordinate smart, creative, effective, and efficient travel strategies, to grow in new markets.
  • Collaborate with Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Analyst forecasting models for new student growth as well as special program enrollments.
  • Directly mentor counseling team members and/or supervise and lead strategic projects for the Office of Admissions.
  • Project management for events such as student receptions, school counselor, and alumni events.
  • Regularly interface with campus departments and external community groups and organizations to promote and support the College’s overall recruitment efforts.
  • Host and assist in the coordination of on-campus programs for prospective students.
  • Represent the College during on-campus events to provide information about available offerings, including but not limited to academic programs, resources, opportunities, facilities, etc.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and make recommendations for program changes and enhancements.
  • Compile, assess and interpret student data, event outcomes, recruitment trends, market area trends and regularly report findings to senior leadership.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education / Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Individuals must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Professional Experience: 3-5 years
  • High level of energy, personable nature, flexibility, and a strong work ethic with a “whatever it takes” attitude ∙ Superior public speaking, interpersonal, organizational, and written skills as well as a commitment to selective, liberal arts education.
  • Commitment to enrolling and retaining a diverse student body, as well as a passion for global education.
  • Ability to work creatively and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team; most travel for the college will be coordinated and executed individually.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while satisfying expectations and deadlines.
  • Must be flexible, and highly motivated.
  • Must possess a wonderful sense of humor.
  • High level of technical skills; minimum skills to include Microsoft Office. The office uses Slate as its CRM .
Compensation and Benefits

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ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination and one booster for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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