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Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41CFR60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply
Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Admission
Job Description Summary
Wellesley College, a premier liberal arts and sciences college for women located twelve miles west of Boston, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admission. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team responsible for recruiting students through various virtual, on- and off-campus programs and events, and for enrolling the next generation of women leaders. General admission responsibilities include travel for school & community-based organization (CBO) visits, parent-student gatherings, and college fairs; virtual and in-person group presentations with prospective students; reading and evaluation of applications for admission. Position requires knowledge of and enthusiasm for the College's mission and niche in higher education; sensitivity to multicultural issues and a commitment to building a socially and economically diverse applicant pool; and enthusiasm for cultivating relationships with intermediary groups that assist students in the college search and application processes. Specific portfolio responsibilities will be determined based on office needs and the skills / interests of the successful candidate, but will include partnership with one of the following teams within the office: diversity & multicultural recruitment, campus visits & programming, travel & outreach, marketing & communications. Candidates are encouraged to express interest in collaboration with specific teams in the cover letter.
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of previous admission, higher education, secondary school, non-profit organization or related experience, including student work study, is preferred. Familiarity with and support of the mission of a selective, liberal arts college is essential. Candidates should demonstrate organizational skills related to program/project management; be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with varied and multicultural constituencies including prospective students, parents, alumnae, faculty, school/CBO counselors, and other staff; and work well both independently and in teams. Candidates fluent in a second language are encouraged to apply. Regular evening and weekend work will be required. Must be available to travel out of state several weeks annually post-pandemic. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license. Priority review of applications begins immediately. June or July start date desirable. Willing to be flexible regarding relocation date.