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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Diversity Recruitment and Initiatives in Geneva, New York

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Diversity Recruitment and Initiatives

Office of Admissions


To assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of those activities that bear directly on the recruitment and selection of students to the Colleges. The Assistant/Associate Director will be involved in a full range of admissions responsibilities including regional recruitment efforts (travel, correspondence and communication with prospective students and secondary school personnel), interviewing, on-campus events, management of student assistants, and application review.

Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Director will play a leadership role in the development and implementation of a comprehensive multicultural recruitment strategy to continue the substantial progress already made toward enhancing the cultural diversity of the Colleges. The successful candidate should be able to respond to concerns and interests of the Colleges’ diverse community, should have some knowledge of current marketing and retention strategies, and be able to develop new programs and initiatives.


  • Manage traditional recruitment territory including travel (6-8 weeks), school relations, communication with prospective students, interviews, application review, etc.

  • Assist Director of Admissions in development and implementation of a comprehensive multicultural recruitment strategy. Develop new strategies and corresponding metrics to effectively manage and market the Colleges to diverse students.

  • Provide students with information about the Colleges and assistance regarding admissions application procedures and timelines.

  • Establish a continuum of personalized communication with prospective candidates, school counselors, and community-based organizations to strengthen their connection to the Colleges.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to unique social, cultural and economic circumstances of students.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and embrace the Colleges’ educational philosophy and mission.

  • Participate fully in the review of applications from assigned region.

  • Act as a liaison with various student organizations, clubs, and groups.


  • Bachelor's degree is required. 0-4 years of 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.

Other Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried/exempt position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year and a possible shorten workweek during the scheduled summer hours time period. Additional hours may be required on occasion. Travel is required. 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 (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio

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.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 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.