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Assistant Dean of Admission

Hamilton College
Job Location:
Clinton, 13323
Admissions and Enrollment

Hamilton College, a small liberal arts college located in Clinton, NY, invites candidates to join the Office of Admission as an Assistant Dean of Admission. The Assistant Dean will join a staff characterized by teamwork and camaraderie, a high level of energy and commitment, exceptional creative skills, and strong problem-solving abilities. The Assistant Dean role is ideal for emerging professionals with interest in higher education, as well as those with related professional or volunteer experiences and transferable skills. The Assistant Dean will work as part of an inclusive campus-based team to achieve the College’s goals in enrolling accomplished students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. 

This is a full-time, benefited position with a pay rate of $58,459, physically located on our campus in Clinton, scheduled to begin in Summer 2024. There are multiple Assistant Dean openings and we invite candidates to specify their interest or preference based on the potential responsibilities listed below. 

Core Assistant Dean Responsibilities:

  • Managing strategic recruitment processes within assigned territories, and building relationships with secondary school and community-based organization counselors.
  • Conducting information sessions, interviews, and meeting with prospective families both on and off-campus.
  • Reviewing applications and selecting candidates for admission.

Possible Responsibilities based on experience, skills, and interest:

  • Support Hamilton’s national recruitment efforts. Those who have expressed interest in national recruitment will be assigned territories to manage and expected to travel independently to secondary schools, college fairs, and other off-campus programs approximately 4-6 weeks annually (primarily in fall and spring).
  • Support campus-based and local recruitment efforts, with enhanced responsibilities for our campus-based visit programs, as well as potential student or event management. Candidates interested in or chosen for this position may have regional travel assignments, but will not be expected to have significant travel overnight travel responsibilities.
  • Coordinate Admission Office Social Media outreach efforts, alongside colleagues and student workers, targeted at prospective students and stakeholders. Support broader communication efforts through copy writing and editing.
  • Contribute to the Admission Office Events Team and support larger-format campus-based events.
  • Assist with the management of student workers including tour guides and senior admission fellows.


Candidates should possess a strong customer service focus, excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and analytical abilities, the ability to work independently and in teams, a willingness to consider and respect others’ viewpoints, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in the college community we seek to build. Applicants must have a current driver’s license, be willing to travel as defined by the responsibilities of the position, and work occasional nights and weekends.

Volunteer, leadership, or professional experience in higher education, college counseling, or familiarity with evaluating applications are appreciated. A bachelor’s degree is required with entry-level professional experience (0-3 years) or an equivalent combination of education and relevant volunteer or internship experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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