The Associate Director of Admission, in consult with the Director of Admission and collaboration with the Admission Senior Team, provides leadership in the development and execution of the Admission Office’s on-campus programs and events. S/he coordinates and directs on-campus programming carried out by admission staff, and with the help of faculty and students, to develop prospective student interest in Wellesley, encourage admitted students to enroll at Wellesley, and foster strong ties with the school counselor community. S/he is responsible for regularly analyzing the needs and effectiveness of on-campus program efforts and s/he may conduct quantitative analysis in support of these efforts. S/he serves as the primary liaison to other campus offices and staff that support, or with whom the Admission Office coordinates, on-campus events including the Events Office, Summer Programs, and the Provost’s Office. S/he is responsible for supervising and managing the efforts of the On-Campus Programs Team that includes two Assistant Directors and an operations staff member. Travel, plus evening and weekend hours, expected.
Coordinates and executes a comprehensive set of on-campus programs and events for prospective students and their families, as well as strengthens relationships with school counselors that support students applying to college
Conducts extensive recruitment travel, engaging prospective students and networking with high school counselors and community-based organizations
Reviews applications and coordinates review of assigned geographic regions, serving as an experienced reader who assists less experienced readers in evaluating applicants for Wellesley
Supervises and manages staff members of On-Campus Programs Team
Expected to have or develop technical expertise in Admission systems and CRM used in the planning, execution, and analysis of on-campus programs and events
2 Assistant Directors
Admission Service Coordinator
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or enrollment in master’s degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program preferred.
Minimum five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in higher education administration or related field with a preference for candidates with expertise in prospective student event planning. This position requires knowledge of and enthusiasm for the College’s mission and niche in higher education, a commitment to building a diverse applicant pool, and an understanding of the importance of engaging prospective students with the campus community to support complex enrollment goals. Demonstrated interest in and experience with technologies to support the planning, execution, and analysis of on-campus programs a plus.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills required.
Demonstrated program/project management skills and ability to work independently and lead a team is required.
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