Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions


Performs a variety of professional activities to facilitate the recruitment, selection and yield of diverse and academically talented undergraduate students. Serves as a member of admissions team in the overall support and/or coordination of enrollment management, student recruitment, market research, long range planning, managing records and information systems, admission of students.


  • Formulate recruitment strategies, plans and goals for designated regions based on demographic analysis and the interpretation of findings from other research sources combined with historical admission data.
  • Monitor closely the admissions activity in critical markets and prepare statistical reports and analysis of admissions activity and important correlations.
  • Coordinate all recruitment activities in designated area. Travel 6 - 8 weeks a year for recruitment activities.
  • Maintain school relations with guidance counselors and other school agency and community officials in assigned areas. Provide annual review of school statistics.
  • Monitor inquiries within designated areas to assure prospects are receiving appropriate and timely information.
  • Understand and interpret forms and data-driven documents that are a part of the admissions and financial aid processes including: application for admissions, accepted student questionnaires, enrollment planning data, admissions charts and tables, needs assessment documents.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to unique social, cultural and economic circumstances of students.
  • Assist with on-campus interviewing of prospective students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Colleges' educational philosophy and mission.
  • Write an annual report on all recruitment activities which will include: highlights, statistical analysis and goals for the coming year.
  • Review applicant folders and select students from designated area.
  • Assist in the planning and programming of on-campus programs, including Open Houses, scholarship weekends, other special events, and special group visits.
  • Assist in various communication streams including the information mailed to enrolling and accepted students.


Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 0-3 years experience in College Admissions or related field. Demonstrated ability to lead in team environment, excellent oral, written, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Ability to practice “state of the art” marketing and recruitment. Ability to work evenings and weekends, along with traveling to local and regional event sites (will be required to travel 6 - 8 weeks during the year). Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. Knowledge of enrollment systems applications, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs helpful.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; group term life insurance programs; and retirement benefits. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


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 references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/47363. If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff comprised of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.



Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.