Director of Admissions

Posted on September 14, 2017

Job Status:Full Time
Job Location:Great Barrington, MA
Company Name:Bard College at Simons Rock
Category:Education / Training / Schools

Job Description

Reporting to the Dean of the College, the director is responsible for planning and implementing recruitment and admission strategies designed to meet institutional enrollment goals; directing territory and prospect management; ensuring a compelling and authentic presentation of both the Academy and the College to prospective students, parents, educators, and others; overseeing the evaluation of applications; leading, inspiring, and motivating a staff of eight to 10 professionals; and overseeing departmental technology use, data collection, evaluation, and planning. The director also manages a small recruitment territory and travels to represent the college.

Requirements & Qualifications

Recognizing the range of backgrounds and transferrable skills that could lead to success in this role, we welcome candidates from both within and outside of the admission field. The successful candidate will possess the ability to adapt best practices in recruitment and admission to a unique institution; an understanding of a liberal arts environment; an affinity for bright, curious, independent, and creative students with the courage to make an atypical educational choice; an instinct for collaboration; an imaginative approach to problem solving; successful supervisory experience including the ability to build a cohesive team and to motivate others; experience using data in planning and evaluation; an eagerness to participate in, as well as to supervise, the work of the Office of Admission; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; flexibility; creativity; and the ability to embrace change and ambiguity with a sense of humor. Experience with Technolutions Slate or other relevant CRM will be considered a plus, as will experience with international, underrepresented, and/or first-generation students. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

How to Apply

Simon’s Rock is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month position with excellent employee benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to Leslie Davidson, Dean of the College by email with “director of admission” in the subject line ( No phone calls, please.

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