Position Summary: Reporting to the Dean of Admissions, the Associate Director of Admissions is responsible for supporting the Office of Admissions in identifying, attracting and enrolling an academically talented and diverse student body. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with communications including web, print, social media and/or liaison with outside vendors and internal communications teams. The Associate Director acts as the College's representative for all aspects of the admissions operation both on and off-campus in his/her work.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Represent the College at high school visits, college fairs, on and off-campus events and other recruiting activities.
Evaluate admissions applications and participate in committee deliberations and decisions.
Represent the College to prospective students, high school counselors, parents, alumni and other groups.
Manage one or more programs or activities in the office, i.e., marketing/communications, school counselor programs, special events, etc.
Manage one or more recruitment territories.
Assist with leadership and guidance to junior staff members.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree is required; masters degree is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in writing, oral communication and presentations
Exemplary customer service and relationship-building skills
Knowledge and demonstrated successful use of admissions and enrollment marketing strategies.
Proven ability to organize and follow through on projects
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a teamwork setting
Strong commitment to liberal arts education
Adept at use of admissions technology including Slate and HTML.
Ability to work in a wide variety of conditions and environments depending on the time of year: the office; schools, hotels, and homes while on the road; and occasionally from home during reading season
Valid drivers license required.
Extensive travel and the ability to do so during inclement weather is essential.
Evening and weekend work is routine during busier seasons.
Experience: Four to eight years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in admissions and/or education.
Physical Demands: Light physical activity is often required: moving tables and chairs, carrying materials on the road, lifting small boxes.
Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
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