University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Director of Admissions (Multiple Positions)

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is seeking a dynamic professional to join its admissions team. The University, which recruits high school students both nationally and internationally, receives approximately 43,000 applications for first-year admission each year.  

The Assistant Director of Admissions will be an integral member of the department’s professional staff, which is charged with recruiting, selecting, and enrolling the undergraduate first-year class. The Assistant Director will help ensure the enrollment of a talented and diverse student population. They will serve in a public-relations/informational role with prospective applicants and their families and cultivate relationships with secondary school personnel. 

Required Qualifications:
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the undergraduate experience at a major research University. A bachelor’s degree at time of hire, one year of admissions experience as a student or professional, ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively, sensitivity to multicultural and socioeconomic issues, and excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be available and willing to work a varied schedule, including evening/weekend work and a minimum of 4-6 weeks of seasonal domestic travel per year. Must have a valid driver’s license (with proof of insurability) and the ability to obtain a University credit card. Ability to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual ability, experience with student information systems (preferably PeopleSoft and Technolutions Slate).  


See: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2018, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

UMass Amherst offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. As a member of the Five College consortium, the University shares a mutually rewarding relationship with students, faculty, and staff from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges. Please check us out at

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.