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Associate Director of Admissions - International Recruitment

Office: Office of Admissions
Reports To: Director of Admissions

Position Summary
Contribute to all areas of the admissions process at Marlboro College, a forward thinking and student oriented admissions office; includes thinking strategically about recruitment and building relationships with prospective students, high school guidance counselors, teachers, and schools.

Working Relationships
Works with Admissions staff, students, faculty, and most College offices.  External relationships include, but are not limited to, domestic and international prospective students and their families, families of current students, alumni, school personnel, and other admissions officers.  

General Responsibilities

  • Manage the recruitment, admissions, and cultivation activities for specific geographic region. Serve as the primary point of contact in terms of developing strategy, managing relationships, and reading applications from international students.
  • Manage specific administrative functions as determined by the Director of Admissions in order to develop and sustain ongoing systems in the office.  Areas of management include, but are not limited to: travel, alumni relations, graduate programs, publications, student interns, campus life, and website.
  • Meet with prospective students and their families; engage in substantive conversation about their work, interests, college search, etc.; answer questions about the College, its educational philosophy, curriculum, and facilities.
  • Maintain correspondence with prospective students and current applicants.
  • Review applications for admission and make recommendations for admission.  Participate in admissions decisions as a member of the Admissions Committee.
  • Manage relationships with guidance counselors, teachers, and other high school personnel. This may include in-person visits to high schools.
  • Develop recruitment strategies for particular constituencies and/or regions as directed by the Director of Admissions. This will include analyzing data, researching trends, and learning about best practices from other institutions.
  • Promote a positive and congenial atmosphere and working relationship with students, employees, supervisors and other individuals that this position may come in contact with.

Assist with special projects as needed in support of the overall admissions strategy.


  • Minimum education BA; experience with or appreciation for a liberal arts education and higher education admissions practices working with international students preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ related experience required; admissions experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to accept sensitive/confidential information/situations and to facilitate initial handling/processing.  Able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • High degree of computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and the Internet).  Experience with databases and spreadsheets (Excel) preferred.
  • Must be able to work with limited direction, handle multiple tasks including detailed process issues.  Must have a high attention to detail and accuracy and have demonstrated success in organizing volumes of paperwork.

Valid Unites States driver’s license require.

Working conditions and physical demands
Position requires extended use of personal computer.  Majority of work performed in office environment.  Travel to off-site locations required.  Work is basically sedentary.  Some minor bending/reaching may be required.  May require occasional weekend or holiday work schedule.   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Individuals within this job may perform other duties as assigned.

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