Job Posting: Associate Director of Admission

Deerfield Academy seeks to fill two Associate Director of Admission positions, for one academic year only, one position will require significant travel, and one will not.  We seek applicants who care deeply about students, work collaboratively with their colleagues, and are deeply committed to developing an inclusive community. As a private boarding school, Deerfield offers an outstanding working environment, rich benefits, and students who are motivated to learn.  Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty.

ABOUT DEERFIELD: Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts, with 655 students and 140 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for working and learning.  Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful adult-student relationships, both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, our community is focused on active and ethical living.

Our employees are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues to review the programs we offer, and who can model critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.

Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who represent or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.


Deerfield Academy announces a search for the position of Associate Director of Admission to work from 8/14/2019 – 6/30/2020.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Engagement – collaborate with Admission Officers to develop and execute strategy, consistent with the Academy’s mission and enrollment goals; develop and attract a diverse, talented candidate pool of applicants; develop and maintain a nuanced understanding of the Academy’s curriculum, programs, and initiatives; participate in the creation and review of external admission materials, in partnership with Admission and Communications Offices.

Candidate Selection Process – interview applicants; write a thorough and accurate summary of each interview to provide proper information into candidate review; cultivate and yield new candidates through outreach efforts, including personal engagement and Academy sponsored events; travel to recruit qualified students; collaborate with program leaders to help attract special interest candidates; partner with student tour guides to ensure an effective and appropriate engagement with visiting families; co-chair one cohort within Admission Committee; present and evaluate all completed candidates during admission committee meetings for voting, to ensure timely March notification.

Academy stakeholder Collaboration – represent the Academy to external constituencies, including prospective students, parents, alumni, placement counselors and educational consultants, to help build strategic infrastructure and appropriate information sharing on admission process and climate; effectively partner with Admission Office Staff to ensure departmental goals and protocols are met.

Job Specifications

The successful candidate will possess: a Bachelor’s Degree plus  1 – 3 years of Admission related experience preferred; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; the ability to work as part of a team; strong work ethic and energy; the ability to prioritize in a deadline driven environment; excellent organizational skills, and high attention to detail; discretion, a sensitivity to confidential information, a strong aptitude for technology, cultural competency, and a willingness to travel.

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