Assistant/Associate Dean of Admission, Coordinator/Director of Diversity Recruitment

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Assistant/Associate Dean of Admission, Coordinator/Director of Diversity Recruitment

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Oct 14, 2021

Hamilton College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in the scenic village of Clinton, NY, is seeking a results-oriented admissions professional who wants to be part of a highly effective team. Hamilton’s Admission Office staff is characterized by an unusual degree of teamwork and camaraderie, a high level of energy and commitment, exceptional communication skills, and creative problem-solving abilities. This is a full-time, benefited position available to start as soon as possible.

As the Coordinator/Director of Diversity Recruitment, the successful candidate will provide leadership in the development and implementation of the College’s diversity recruitment initiatives, and will serve a critical role in helping to meet the strategic goals of the college. The person in this position will facilitate the recruitment and selection of the QuestBridge, Posse, and Opportunity Program Scholars, and will liaise with key campus partners to support those programs and students. Additionally, the Coordinator/Director of Diversity Recruitment will oversee the admission office’s outreach efforts to and partnerships with community based organizations, high school counselors, and early pipeline access programs that promote access, diversity and equity in college admission, and will engage with current Hamilton students who help support Hamilton’s diversity recruitment efforts. Finally, the Coordinator/Director of Diversity Recruitment will plan and lead diversity and inclusion programming for prospective students, utilizing the many campus resources and partners to support these efforts.

Other responsibilities will include reviewing applications, participating in a highly selective admission process, and coordinating yield activities designed to meet office objectives; interviewing prospective students; conducting in-person and virtual group information sessions and other presentations; establishing and maintaining relationships with secondary school counselor; in-person and virtual travel to secondary schools, college fairs, other external program, and conferences; regional management of assigned recruitment territories; and oversight of special programs within the Office of Admission that will be assigned based on the candidate’s strengths and experience as well as the office’s needs.


Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and analytical abilities; an ability to work independently and also as a member of a collaborative team; experience and comfort with social media and CRM management (preferably Slate); a current driver’s license; and be strongly service-oriented and willing to travel 4-6 weeks per year, and on some nights and weekends.

Candidates with two or more years of admission or related experience will be considered, and title (Assistant or Associate, Coordinator or Director) will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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