Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Internal Number: R-202300089
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Smith College is looking for an experienced Admission leader who is ready to make an international impact on Smith's student recruitment efforts. In this role, you will partner with various stakeholders and join a community that empowers its students and teaches them how to be global thinkers and leaders that can one day make a difference in the world.
Coordinate public relations, marketing and efforts directed particularly towards the recruitment and selection of students with international citizenship living abroad or in the United States. Responsible for helping to develop a strategic plan to ensure international students are well-represented in the entering classes. Partner across the college regarding the enrollment of international students.
Recruitment (50%): Coordinate the recruitment of international students, including visiting high schools, attending college fairs and conducting workshops and interviewing. Lead on-campus information sessions. Develop and maintain a network of recruitment contacts at schools and agencies abroad. Expand and nurture the partnerships with agencies abroad that work with international students. Execute targeted international student recruitment efforts involving faculty, students, staff and alumnae. Plan and execute approximately four to six weeks of travel to recruit students and develop virtual programming for international students. Serve as a liaison to the International Students and Scholars Office and an active participant in campus organizations and events addressing issues especially relevant to international students. Develop and maintain partnerships with the alumnae association in support of international recruitment. Current on-campus program responsibilities include overseeing the coordination of campus visits from international school counselors.
Programming (20%): Assist in the coordination of on-campus and virtual events for prospective and admitted students as assigned by the Dean of Admission. Assist with the coordination of programming for non-first year candidates, including transfer applicants.
Admission Reading and Selection (20%): Read and vote on admissibility of candidates for admission to the college with an emphasis on those applying from outside the US and/or international citizens in US schools.
Administrative Functions/Professional Development (10%): Develop skills and connections and pursue professional development opportunities to better understand current issues and challenges in the field of admission and in Higher Education with an emphasis on international admission.
Perform related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)
Assistant Director: Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years of experience in admission (preferably selective admission) or related field such as secondary education with evidence of progressively increasing responsibility or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
Sr. Assistant Director: Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of five years of experience in admission (preferably selective admission) or related field such as secondary education with evidence of progressively increasing responsibility or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
Experience recruiting internationally preferred. Readiness to travel independently 4-6 weeks out of the year. Valid driver's license and passport required.
Must be highly organized, flexible, independent and energetic in balancing multiple priorities. A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with a language other than English is a plus.
This position is eligible for hybrid work after an initial onboarding period.
Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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 arrival.
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Review of applications will begin
March 13, 2023
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 email@example.com.
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.