Senior Assistant / Associate Director of Admission
Department: Admissions Office Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Position Type: Administrator Posting Date: Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled Posting Number: 1001830
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College is seeking a full-time Senior Assistant/Associate Director of Admission. Exact title and salary will be commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate.
The Senior Assistant/Associate Director will join a creative and inclusive team responsible for representing Vassar and participating in the selection of candidates for the entering class. Admission staff are responsible for managing and supporting a territory, and this role will also have oversight of the student tour guide program and some on-campus events.
Represent Vassar to diverse audiences in high schools, at college fair programs, on campus, and through a range of online media;
Maintain relationships with secondary school officials and partnership programs on behalf of Vassar;
Correspond with prospective students and their families;
Organize a range of admission events;
Develop and maintain relationships with Vassar alumnae/i;
Participate fully in the evaluation of applications and the selection of the first-year and transfer classes;
Oversight of the student tour guide program and campus events;
Liaise with key campus constituents;
Four to six weeks of fall travel and one to two weeks of spring/summer travel;
A minimum of six years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibility in selective college admissions, college counseling, and/or related higher education administration;
Commitment to diversity and building an inclusive community;
Experience working directly with and managing students is preferred;
Excellent work ethic with a can-do attitude and a knack for creative problem solving;
Ability to work extended hours during peak periods;
Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
Team player with empathy, respect for others, a collaborative approach, and a sense of humor;
Familiarity and comfort with technology and database systems, experience with Slate is a plus;
Advocate for a liberal arts education;
Ability to respectfully lead and guide others, while also being a good listener who is open to new ideas;
Must exercise good judgment and integrity while working collegially with faculty, students, staff, and alumni in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment;
Must be flexible and able to travel for several weeks;
A valid driver's license is required.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Anticipated Start Date: Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.