Assistant Director of Admission (#685)

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Assistant Director of Admission (#685)

Date Posted:   06/05/2018

Type/Department:   Staff in Admission

Search Status:   Search Is Open - Accepting Applications

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Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, non-denominational, residential, research liberal arts women’s college. Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership on a global scale. The college is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights, and its graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents, and in a dizzying array of languages. In 1837, MHC pioneered higher education for women. Today, in the twenty-first century, the college continues to embolden its students to break boundaries, shake off limits, and take the lead.

As an institution, Mount Holyoke embraces its mission “to educate a diverse community of students at the highest level of academic excellence.” Faculty, staff, and students are committed to an inclusive approach that supports, educates, and nurtures the identity differences of everyone in our community. MHC’s 2,189 students hail from 45 states and 74 countries. Twenty-seven percent of MHC students are international citizens, and another 27 percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial.

The Admission Office is engaged in a sophisticated, creative and robust recruitment program.  We boast a team of experienced staff who work collaboratively to achieve goals. The Office  seeks a dynamic and versatile professional to join its ranks as an Assistant Director and whose portfolio will include significant travel, application review and implementing a recruitment plan that recognizes, reinforces, and extends Mount Holyoke’s footprint in the world.


  • Oversee a domestic travel territory, the cultivation and evaluation of students from that geographic area
  • Travel approximately 6-8 weeks per year on behalf of the Admission Office
  • Represent the college nationally, and if required, internationally at high schools and other recruitment venues
  • Review and evaluate applications annually; serve as a territory manager
  • Oversee, manage, and develop programs that increase MHC’s reach and reputation; including work with alumnae and parents
  • Collaborate on program development, organization, and implementation of strategic admission initiatives
  • Supervise student volunteers as appropriate
  • Host virtual events, such as Skype interviews and chats during the application and yield cycle
  • Represent the Admission Office on campus wide committees when required
  • Engage in other duties as assigned


  • Experience working in a selective college/university admission environment is preferred, as is knowledge about and passion for women’s colleges
  • Ability to work collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis
  • Superior oral, analytic and written communication skills; effective public speaking; an ability to engage with large audiences of prospective students, families, and college counselors
  • Experience with Technoloutions Slate CRM preferred; facility/familiarity with Ellucian’s Colleague system desirable
  • An understanding of the liberal arts and sciences and an ability to communicate their value clearly, cogently, and confidently
  • Sense of humor and ability to remain flexible and nimble in carrying out multiple projects and tasks.
  • A current, valid US driver’s license and passport (or passport eligibility)


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred. A minimum of  1-3  years in admission or related experience

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.




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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 8/12/2018
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