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Assistant Director, Admissions & Recruitment

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Position Details

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Assistant Director, Admissions & Recruitment

Department this Position Reports to

Admissions & Marketing Health Science Education

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


Union Type

Not a Union Position

SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?


Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

Manages the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of outstanding students to the Geisel School of Medicine’s Health Science programs.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education, marketing, advertising, or business communications.
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in higher education admissions.
  • Knowledge of educational programming, undergraduate student affairs, and/or project management gained through a liberal arts or business degree
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills as well as confidence and clarity in public speaking.
  • Able to build strong relationships within Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth and with partner institutions, including officials at other colleges and universities, recruiters, and corporate sponsors.
  • Effective decision-making skills based on analysis, experience, and judgment.
  • Able to travel and work some evening and weekend commitments.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on various sensitive information and materials.
  • Proficient in using CRM applications and other technology resources (e.g., Slate, Handshake) to achieve goals. Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to support, contribute to and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty and fellow professionals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team, remains calm under pressure, and responds positively to change.
  • Able to proactively identify and pursue relevant learning and professional development opportunities and apply new knowledge, insights, and skills to enhance results.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of public health systems and careers.
  • Optimism, high energy and a sense of humor are valuable assets.
  • Evidence of a collaborative style in a project-based setting.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Andrea L Wright

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Amanda Williams, Associate Director of Admissions and Operations

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, conduct review, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Additional Instructions

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Key Accountabilities


Student Recruitment
  • Effectively communicates the value proposition (verbally and in writing) of the Geisel Health Sciences programs in various situations, including conversations and emails with individuals or small groups.
  • Develops and delivers in-person, virtual, and hybrid recruitment events, including group presentations at partner institutions and hosting tabling sessions at school fairs.
  • Oversees on-campus events for prospective and admitted students.
  • In conjunction with the Admissions Manager, plans and executes recruitment events.
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  • Independently evaluates applicant files for interviews and conducts applicant interviews.
  • Organizes and manages the admissions and interview committee members.
  • Makes recommendations for and participates in decision-making on admission and scholarship awards.
  • Independently administers admissions business operations and systems in Slate.
  • Creates and maintains reports needed to analyze candidate pool data and direct future recruiting efforts toward admissions and enrollment priorities.
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Partnership Development
  • Sources, forms, and strengthens partnerships with undergraduate programs and institutional partners to grow the pool of prospective students and achieve enrollment targets.
  • Recruits and trains alumni and current students to be ambassadors for the program.
  • Partners with others across Dartmouth to leverage contacts and identify opportunities to promote the program.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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  1. * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
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    • email outreach
    • Recruiter (Please specify full name or event below)
    • abilityJOBS
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
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    • Other (Please specify below)
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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