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Admission Job Description
Responsible for the recruitment and evaluation of prospective
students. Plan events and outreach to students and secondary
schools and perform related public relations and marketing
functions to aid in the overall mission of the Smith College Office
of Admission. Support office senior leadership by mentoring and
assisting in the training of new admission officers.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and
participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful,
inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
*Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is
Recruitment and Yield 55%
Coordinate all virtual recruitment and outreach programming with a
team of admission officers. Keep abreast of virtual recruitment
trends, track and evaluate the efficacy of all virtual programming
and outreach. Brainstorm and innovate new virtual recruitment
initiatives with other admission officers. Build admission program
registration pages and event landing pages using Slate CRM.
Coordinate on-campus admitted student program for 300+ attendees
with a team of admission officers. Works closely with the Web and
Systems Developer. Plan and coordinate up to eight weeks of travel
to recruit students and manage an assigned geographic territory
determined by the Dean of Admission. Visit high schools, attend
college fairs, conduct workshops and meet with alumnae. Initiate
and maintain effective communication between Smith College and high
school counselors from a diverse range of high schools. Manage
communication 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.
Admission Reading and Selection (25%)
Interview and evaluate prospective applicants. Read, evaluate and
vote on admissibility of candidates for admission to the College in
coordination with a team of colleagues under the direction of the
Dean of Admission.
Provide mentoring support for junior admission officers and support
on-boarding and training for junior admissions officers new to the
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 and the Alumnae Group.
Performs related duties as required.
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts
to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,
experience, certifications, licenses)
Bachelor's degree, minimum of three years of relevant experience in
admission or related field or equivalent combination of education
and experience. Proficient in the use of Slate admission software.
Must hold valid driver's license and be able and willing to travel
by both car and airplane.
Experience with public speaking required. Experience working with
individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to demonstrate fluidity with a variety of software and
database management platforms.
The ability to effectively and efficiently develop and execute
several key projects simultaneously. Must be able to work
independently, have strong organizational and planning skills,
excellent writing and oral communication skills. Required strong
analytical and computer expertise including familiarity with MS
Office suite and CRM platforms and a willingness to adapt quickly
to changing technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to
effectively interact with people of all backgrounds and participate
as part of a cohesive team working toward a shared mission. Ability
to use sound judgement, creativity and vision appreciated. The
ability to articulate the values of a liberal arts college to
prospective students, parents and secondary school personnel is
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires
that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and
as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against
COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of
vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical
or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their
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Review of applications will begin
March 28, 2022
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.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith
College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a
qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such
accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding
requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of
employment, including the application process. If reasonable
accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at
Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff,
faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values
of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age,
color, religions, 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.