Assistant Director of Admissions - Campus Visit Coordinator
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Job Title: Assistant Director of Admissions - Campus Visit Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time
Schedule: 35 Hours a week
Pay Range/ Status: $44,000 - $48,000/ Exempt
Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA
Reports to: Director of Admissions
Anticipated Start Date: Immediately
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!
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The assistant director of admissions - campus visit coordinator is the key figure in the admission office to shape the visitor experience. While remote work time will be available, the visit coordinator will spend the majority of their time in the office overseeing, troubleshooting, and creatively executing tours and group visits. The visit coordinator will hire, train, and engage in sustained workplace development of student interns who work as tour guides, interviewers, back of house workers, and front desk workers. The visit coordinator will work in close tandem to counselors organizing events, such as prospective student open houses or Admitted Student Days, to ensure current students are involved and trained to work most effectively with campus guests. In addition, the visit coordinator will recruit in an assigned domestic geographic territory and will conduct limited travel to this area. As an admissions recruiter, the visit coordinator also works through in-person and virtual visits with schools and community organizations to build and sustain relationships with counselors who will connect students compatible with the Hampshire College mission and model. As with all admissions counselors, this individual will also be on the office’s on-call duty roster to conduct information sessions and interviews and to respond to calls and e-mails to the general admissions phone line and e-mail address. During application reading season, the assistant director of admissions - campus visit coordinator will read all applications from students in their territory and work with others in the office to identify applicants in their territory suitable for institutional aid for students from historically under-represented and marginalized communities. The visit coordinator will work with other admissions counselors to identify admitted/enrolled students who are promising candidates to become student interns so outreach may occur before the academic year begins. Lastly, the visit coordinator will host gatherings with student interns and staff to create a sense of unified purpose.
- 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 assistant director of admissions - campus visit coordinator 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.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Four-year college degree or equivalent (preferably from a small, liberal-arts college.)
- Minimum one year of job-related experience
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.
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 www.hampshire.edu.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.