The Assistant Director’s overall responsibility is to recruit high-caliber students for Wellesley College through a variety of programs. Duties include: working with Associate Director responsible for travel and recruitment and with Director of Admission to develop recruiting strategy for assigned travel territories; communicating effectively the benefits of a Wellesley College education at both on- and off-campus events; reading applications and coordinating committee discussion for admission decisions for assigned territories. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating the efforts of about 400 alumnae admission volunteers and co-supervising about 25 Admission Office paid student workers.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Communicate the benefits of a Wellesley College education at off-campus events (presentations at high school, guidance counselor events, student-family events, etc.)
Communicate the benefits of a Wellesley College education on campus through information sessions, interviews, phone inquiries, unscheduled visit inquiries, and admission workshops during special programs.
Read applications and coordinate/lead admission team discussions for assigned territories.
Develop and coordinate alumnae and student admission volunteer efforts and programs.
Co-supervise the office’s student worker program.
Successful communication of benefits of Wellesley education to the public in a helpful, ethical, articulate, and honest way
Successful communication of our Admission policy, expectations, and decisions in a clear, sensitive and honest way
Well-organized, creative, and responsive implementation and coordination of campus department recruitment efforts
Effective planning, coordination and communication related to the administration of on-campus events and programs
Ability to complete projects/tasks independently, in a timely manner, and while maximizing the efficiencies of technology
Ability to work as a team player both within the office and within the Wellesley community.
1-3 years’ previous experience in admission – higher education, secondary school, non-profit or related environment preferred
1-3 years’ previous admission, higher education or student experience preferred in similar environment; willingness to actively learn about both the college and students’ experiences
At least one year of experience managing a program/project as a professional, volunteer or student
1-3 years’ experience working with or living in a diverse or unfamiliar culture or community preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of college admission and financial aid process or related expertise
Ability to articulate the benefits of a liberal arts education for women
Experience motivating volunteers to accomplish a task
Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work towards big-picture by coordinating and following through w/ small details independently and quickly
Time management and organizational skills
Understanding and sensitivity to a diverse and multicultural range of viewpoints and experiences
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.