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Associate Director of Admissions

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Associate Director of Admissions

Department this Position Reports to:

Admissions UG

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SEIU Level:

Not an SEIU Position

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Employment Category:

Regular Full Time

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Location of Position:

On-site, Hanover NH preferred. Willing to discuss Hybrid or Remote, if needed.

Remote Work Eligibility?:

Onsite only

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Position Purpose:

The Associate Director of Admissions manages all aspects of undergraduate recruitment and evaluation in a designated geographic area and acts as the Dartmouth liaison with high schools, parents, students and alumni admission volunteers in this territory. The Associate Director also manages aspects of the department’s office-wide access recruitment portfolio and provides leadership and supervision to other members of the admissions staff as assigned.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp:

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a liberal arts discipline.
  • Five years of administrative experience in selective college admissions in a fast-paced, multidimensional environment. Highly/most-selective admissions experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills as well as confidence and clarity in public speaking.
  • Facility with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and related database and word processing applications.
  • Exceptional planning, time management and organization skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Strong sense of judgment and discretion at all times.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Dartmouth driver certification.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in significant out of town travel as well as evening and weekend commitments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or a related field is preferred.
  • Highly/most-selective admissions experience strongly preferred.
  • Staff supervision experience or ability to supervise staff strongly preferred.
  • Facility with Technolutions’ Slate software.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin.
  • Evidence of a collaborative style in a project-based setting.
  • Optimism, high energy and a sense of humor are valuable assets.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title:

Lee Coffin, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Talent Acquisition Consultant:

Rabia Gandhi

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check:

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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ADMISSIONS OFFICER – Develops and implements the marketing strategy to promote Dartmouth and increase its visibility in the designated region; completes at least 6 weeks of recruitment travel each year. Independently interprets Dartmouth admission policies, as set by the vice provost/dean, in a most-selective holistic evaluation process. Assesses and documents academic and personal credentials of applicants in a detailed reading process. Acts as a territory manager to read and evaluate at least 1,000 applications for undergraduate admission per year; serves as a full-voting member of the selection committee. Acts as an optimistic and innovative colleague in a high-volume, high-stress environment; initiates new strategies for administrative success and efficiency; develops relationships on campus and in the community to accomplish these goals.

Interprets Dartmouth’s strategic communications and marketing plan to effectively differentiate Dartmouth from its competitors in all interactions with the public and with Dartmouth’s partners. Conducts group information sessions for applicants and parents on campus and off campus. Communicates regularly with administrators, coaches, students, parents, guidance counselors, faculty and alumni regarding policies and decisions. Develops informative, in-person and internet-based relationships with prospective students. Provides professional guidance to applicants, parents, and guidance counselors about preparing for the admissions process in general and the admissions requirements for Dartmouth in particular.

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PORTFOLIO AREA – In concert with the Senior Associate Director of Admissions, manages the office’s strategic and tactical planning for one of the office’s four working group portfolios: access recruitment, communications, campus programming and visitor relations, recruitment planning systems.Specific duties are contingent upon the Associate Director’s working group assignment. In all cases, the Associate Director manages an array of projects and collaborates with colleagues within the office, with partners in other offices at the College, and with partners at other organizations.

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SUPERVISORY – Supervises other members of the admissions office staff as assigned.

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Percentages and travel vary based on shifting priorities over the course of the calendar year.


Note: Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.


Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.

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