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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Admissions in Geneva, New York

Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions


Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Admissions, this position will plan and direct the personnel and operations functions of the Admissions Office including the design, implementation and evaluation of marketing and recruitment programs.


  • Direct the development, implementation and management of the admissions recruitment and regional marketing programs.

  • Supervise daily operations of 12 staff members.

  • Oversee operations budget maintenance.

  • Oversee processing of all applications, including management of CRM system (Slate).

  • Direct the design, production and dissemination of admission publications.

  • Oversee integration of web based/social media strategies with overall communications plan.

  • Oversee the integration of alumni activities with overall recruitment plans and objectives.

  • Participate in and oversee the training of staff.

  • Set style and tone for office interaction.

  • Participate in traditional tasks of admissions, including interviews, travel, events, appplication review, etc.

  • Direct compilation of management data and statistics for preparation of reports, projections and analyze same.

  • Represent the division on several campus committees.

  • Work collaboratively with campus constituencies (coaches, faculty, staff) to achieve enrollment objectives.

  • Initiate professional development activities.

  • Other duties as assigned by the VP and Dean.


  • Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred. A minimum of 7 years Admissions experience required, with Higher Education Admissions preferred. Several years experience managing and directing a professional staff. Demonstrated ability to lead in a team environment, with excellent data analysis and interpretation skills. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and respond to concerns of diverse student groups. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and problem solving skills required. Experience in the successful and strategic use of marketing to prospective students, families, and other constituents. Knowledge and use of Slate preferred.

Other Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative (exempt) position. Normal 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. 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.