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Director of Admissions

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York

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Skidmore College 

Saratoga Springs, New York 

Director of Admissions 


Skidmore College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college, is seeking a collaborative partner and empowering mentor to serve as their next Director of Admissions. Skidmore enrolls approximately 2,600 students in 44 degree programs, including programs in both traditional liberal arts and pre-professional disciplines.  Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of  the country’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Skidmore’s curriculum balances a commitment to the liberal arts with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity along with preparation for professions, civic leadership, and lifelong learning.   


Reporting to Jessica Ricker, the newly named  Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Director of Admissions will lead and manage the daily operations of the Office of Admissions. The director will serve as a senior advisor to the vice president on all admission matters and is responsible for setting strategic enrollment goals, as well as planning and directing the personnel, operations and technology function of the Admissions Office. The director helps to guide planning and implementation efforts for the recruitment and admission of a diverse and academically exceptional class.  


The selected candidate must be able to lead and manage a culture of transition through collaboration and influence, and to cultivate a sense of team and belonging in the office. The director will be a systematic thinker with the ability to balance the values of the college with forward-thinking approaches to the work. Professional experience managing the interplay of marketing and recruiting strategies, admission goals and yield is essential, as is the ability to use data to identify and assess effectiveness of admission policies and practices. 

The Director of Admissions leads an admissions staff of 19 full-time and up to 10 part-time staff, and is supported each academic year by 60 or more student admission ambassadors. While also building cooperation with various faculty, staff and college leaders across campus, the director is primarily focused on providing strong management and mentorship of the admission staff on a day-to-day basis.  

Full Position Announcement: 


The range of compensation for the position is expected to be between $120,000 and $150,000. To learn about Skidmore College’s outstanding benefits, see the website: 


Skidmore College is partnering with NES, a national search firm with a focus on enrollment management searches. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Suzi Nam (, Laura Robinson ( or Mary Napier ( To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in the position of Director of Admissions at Skidmore College, and 3) contact information for five professional references by email to: For best consideration, submit materials by June 7, 2023; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in the summer of 2023. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted. 

Skidmore College strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition to diseases or carrier status, marital status, criminal arrests and conviction status, military status, domestic violence victim status, familial status and any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. The College also prohibits retaliation in any form against any individual who opposes a discriminatory practice, 

makes a good faith complaint of harassment, and/or furnishes information or otherwise participates in any investigation of any such allegations, regardless of the outcome. 

Skidmore College is an equal opportunity employer. Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations prohibit discrimination against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 


Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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