Associate Director - Multi-Cultural Recruitment

Date Posted: 06/09/2022
Type/Department:Administrator in Admissions Office
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Hampshire College

Department:  Admissions            

Job Title: Associate Director - Multi-Cultural Recruitment

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $48,000 - $55,000/ Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Director of Admissions

Anticipated Start Date: August 8, 2022


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College.  The Department of Admissions conducts extensive in-person travel and virtual meetings to recruit students who will embrace the Hampshire College community and the College’s distinctive approach to a liberal arts education. Through a holistic review of its global applicant pool, Admissions seeks a diverse range of students who will consider how their education will innovate, pioneer, and profoundly and positively impact the common good. As part of the admissions team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The associate director-multi-cultural recruitment builds and sustains relationships with schools, community organizations, and other agencies working with under-represented students and first-generation students. The associate director will be part of an admissions effort intended to attract and enroll a diverse and global student body who will flourish in Hampshire’s unique academic model, bring new perspectives to the campus and classroom, and continue Hampshire’s half-century commitment to inclusivity. In addition to managing and recruiting in an assigned geographic territory, the associate director will manage two admissions counselors/assistant directors of admissions to enable them to execute their portfolio assignments, maximize recruitment efforts in their own territories, and provide guidance to further expand Hampshire’s multi-cultural recruitment. One of the staff members the associate will supervise is the assistant director of admissions-international recruitment. The associate director will also serve as lead person for Fly-In Programs and visit days targeting first-generation students and students of color and will also be the lead admissions office representative to the committee that selects and oversees the College’s James Baldwin Scholars Program. The associate director will work closely with the dean of admissions and director of financial aid to determine aid awards and to select recipients for institutional grants, including the College’s Opportunity Grants. As part of its recruitment effort, the office of admissions partners with agencies who help analyze predictive data. The associate will be part of the team working closely with these agencies to identify strategies for outreach and enrollment. Lastly, the associate director will work to build lasting and meaningful bonds with schools, non-profits, and community organizations working with youth in the surrounding communities of Holyoke, Springfield, and Chicopee, Massachusetts.


  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
  • Understands the specific experiences of historically marginalized racial groups in the U.S., particularly Black, Indigenous, and Latinx groups.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the elements, curriculum, campus culture, and pedagogical approaches that define a Hampshire College education.
  • Computer skills within a professional environment, including proficiency with Word, Excel, Google Docs, Zoom, and Power Point.
  • The ability to work independently and remotely but also within the framework of an in-person office setting where the Associate will be collaborating with not only other Admissions staff but staff, students, and faculty from every facet of the College community.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and their impact on under-served and under-represented communities.
  • A willingness to travel at times with a demanding schedule that goes beyond typical office hours.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of two-years job-related experience in college admissions with demonstrated experience in multi-cultural recruitment

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


  • A bachelor’s degree preferably from a small, liberal-arts college
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.