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Admissions Officer

Dartmouth College
Lebanon, NH
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Organization Type
College / University
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Position Title:
Admissions Officer
Department this Position Reports to:
Office of Admissions
Hiring Range Minimum:
Please Inquire
Hiring Range Maximum:
Please Inquire
Union Type:
Not a Union Position
SEIU Level:
Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Status:
Employment Category:
Regular Full Time
Scheduled Months per Year:
Scheduled Hours per Week:
Location of Position:
Hanover, NH
Remote Work Eligibility?:
Onsite only
Is this a term position?:
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Is this a grant funded position?:
Position Purpose:
The Admissions Officer performs a wide range of entry-level admissions duties, including management of a designated recruitment territory, acting as the Dartmouth liaison to guidance counselors and prospective applicants from the assigned territory, traveling to high schools to attract qualified students, reviewing and assessing applications, and conducting group information sessions on and off campus.
Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp:
Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • One year of relevant experience as a staff or student employee in a college admissions office or related academic setting and/or direct experience in the Dartmouth community as a recent graduate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts discipline or related field.
  • 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 time management and organization skill 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, equity, and inclusion 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:

  • 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.
  • Experience as a staff and student employee in a college admissions office.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries:
Katherine M Madden
Department Contact Phone Number:
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title:
Lee Coffin, Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
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, conduct review, 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.
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Admissions Functions - Plans, organizes and manages all admissions activities, including general and targeted recruitment travel, for a designated geographic region. Represents Dartmouth at school visits, college fairs and related recruitment events. Completes the preliminary evaluation of at least 1,200 undergraduate applications per year. Assists with the coordination of recruitment projects and outreach initiatives. Espouses the enduring value of a liberal arts education and securing a high-achieving and diverse student body.
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Communications - Communicates with applicants, parents, and secondary school officials regarding decisions and policies. Conducts on campus information sessions for visiting students and their families. Develops internet-based relationships with prospective students through email and other channels. Provides professional guidance to applicants and parents about educational planning.
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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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