The Admission Office at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Director of Admission, whose responsibilities will include a strong focus on diversity recruitment initiatives for students of color. The position involves cultivating relationships with inquiring students, visiting with them in their home regions and/or on-campus, evaluating their admission applications, and individually encouraging them to choose Saint Michael’s during yield season. The focus on diversity recruitment initiatives in this role enables the successful candidate to work collaboratively with other members of the admission staff and offices like the Center for Multicultural Student Affairs & Services. Admission professionals work creatively and use strategic, data-driven techniques employing strong telephone, written, and in-person communication skills.
Responsibilities include, among other things:
• Uses strong analytical and decision-making skills to read and evaluate a large number of applications while meeting deadlines
• Conducts strategic recruitment activities designed to increase applications and enrollments from students of color. These activities include management of our diversity partnership programs with high schools and Community-Based Organizations (CBO). The successful candidate will also develop and oversee specific campus events, communications efforts, and counseling initiatives to grow the population of students of color throughout the stages of the admission process
• Builds relationships with school counselors, prospective students, and families. Develops a nuanced understanding of high schools in an assigned geographic territory and acts as the primary admission contact for those schools
• Plans and executes a significant travel schedule on behalf of the College. Follows up on all travel contacts and timely filing of all reports regarding all activities (this includes a reporting/rating of all activities, expense reports, and follow-up with counselors and students)
• Contacts prospective applicants personally to encourage applications and follows up with admitted applicants
• Makes effective, regular on-campus presentations to visiting groups of students and their families
• Meets individually with prospective students and families on and off campus
The candidate selected for hire will be part of a highly motivated, hard-working admission team and will gain much experience working as a part of this team. The candidate also must be capable of working independently, able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and be intrinsically motivated to do an excellent job on behalf of the College.
Ideal candidates will bring experience and knowledge related to best practices in service to historically underrepresented student populations, will be invested in the success of enrolled students of color, and will be excited to build strong working relationships with staff in the Center for Multicultural Student Affairs & Services. Ideal candidates will also bring experience and knowledge to conversations and programing about diversity, equity, and inclusion on college campuses and in an Admission setting, and will productively engage in campus-wide conversations in a mission-centered way.
The position requires availability during both weekends and evenings. A significant amount of overnight travel will also be required for approximately 8 weeks in the fall and 4 weeks in the spring. A car will be provided for college-related travel.
The successful candidate will enthusiastically represent Saint Michael’s College to a variety of constituencies in a range of settings.
The decision to hire an Assistant or Associate Director of Admission will be reflective of the successful candidate’s previous experience.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
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Applicants must have the following:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Ability to convincingly articulate the value of a liberal arts and sciences education at a Catholic institution
• Flexibility and dependability
• Willingness to travel for extensive periods of time
• Strong oral and written communications skills, excellent organizational ability, the ability to multi-task, accept responsibility, be self-reliant, and complete assigned tasks on schedule
• Knowledge of and experience with social networking and technology is desirable
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix.
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record and background check.
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
• A cover letter that includes a statement reflecting on the role of diversity in marketing and admission in higher education, and how your skills and experiences would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Saint Michael’s. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Admission team has an important role to play in that commitment.
• Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date
Alongside uploading your resume, you will be able to upload the additional documents requested.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu
At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.
Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.