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Admission Job Description
Responsible for recruitment and evaluation of prospective students.
Plans events and outreach to students and secondary schools 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.
*Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is
Plan and execute approximately eight weeks of travel annually to
recruit students and manage an assigned geographic territory
determined by the Dean of Admission. Visits high schools, attends
college fairs, conducts workshops, and meets with alumnae. Initiate
and maintain effective communication between Smith College and
college counselors from a diverse range of hgh schools. Manages
communication with students, parents, counselors, and other
constituencies. Presents on-campus and/or virtual information
sessions and participates in leading workshops during events for
prospective and admitted students. Assists the Associate Director,
Diversity and Access with all aspects of the recruitment of
underrepresented domestic students.
Coordinate recruitment events for underrepresented students of
color and community-based organizations. Manage alumnae of color
program in collaboration with coordinator of alumnae admission
volunteer program. Supervise student interns. Engage with current
students dedicated to diversity and access work on campus.
Admission Reading and Selection (20%)
Interview and evaluate prospective applicants. Read and vote on
admissibility of approximately 1000 candidates for admission to the
college in coordination with a team of colleagues under the
direction of the Dean of Admission.
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, Office of Multicultural
Affairs, and the Alumnae Group. Performs related duties as
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts
to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,
experience, certifications, licenses)
Bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of relevant experience in
admission or related field or equivalent combination of education
and experience. Previous experience working with domestic
multicultural communities required. Individual must hold valid
driver's license and be able and willing to travel by both car and
Familiarity with a language other than English. Previous experience
with public speaking preferred. Individuals should be able to
demonstrate fluidity with a variety of software and database
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.
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
December 21, 2021
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.