Sr. Associate Director of Admissions - Director of Volunteer Network

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
Jan 25, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
To assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of those activities that directly impact the enrollment of students to the Colleges. In addition to involvement in a range of traditional admissions recruitment duties (travel, correspondence and communication with prospective students and secondary school personnel, interviewing, on-campus events, and some application review), the Sr. Associate Director is the primary liaison between the admissions and financial aid offices and our athletic departments. In addition, the Sr. Associate Director is responsible for the further development and management of the Admissions Volunteer Network.
Essential Responsibilities:
- Volunteer Management: responsible for the recruitment, training, and support of the Admissions Volunteer Network (AVN) made up of alumni, alumnae and parent volunteers.
- Working with recruitment staff, identify where AVN support is needed and can enhance our recruiting efforts.
- Develop training tools and AVN virtual handbook.
- As the primary athletic liaison, work with financial aid to provide 'early reads' for prospective student athletes
- Serve as the primary admissions staff liaison for football, baseball, lacrosse (m and w) and volleyball (m and w).
- Participate in targeted application review for all application rounds (ED, EA, RD).
- Host virtual Information Sessions and interviews and serve as host for virtual sessions for accepted students and parents.
- Provide occasional in-person interviewing and event support on Saturdays.
- Establish a continuum of personalized communication with prospective candidates, school counselors, and community-based organizations to strengthen their connection to the Colleges.
- Understand and interpret data that are a part of the admission and financial processes including: applications for admissions, accepted student questionnaires, enrollment planning data, admissions charts, and tables, needs assessment documents.
- Participate in regional college admissions associations and represent the Colleges at events and presentations.
- Act as a liaison with various student organizations, clubs, and groups as needed.
- Demonstrate knowledge for the Colleges' educational philosophy and mission.
- Evening and weekend work are required at certain times of the year.
- Demonstrate knowledge for the Colleges' educational philosophy and mission.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to unique social, cultural, and economic circumstances.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Other Information:
This is a full-time, 12-month, hybrid, benefits-eligible position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
- Bachelor's degree is required.
- Minimum of 8 years higher ed experience.
- College admission recruitment or related experience preferred.
- Candidates for the position must possess superb written and oral communication skills, computer skills, a high level of energy, a valid driver's license, and a lively imagination.
- Knowledge of enrollment CRM (Slate), Microsoft Office helpful.
- The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio (utilizing the Apply link on the right). Background check required.
If you have a question or need help on uploading your application materials, please contact Interfolio's support team at or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.