Director of Admission

  • Deerfield Academy
  • Deerfield, MA 01342, USA
  • Feb 29, 2024
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12 Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt.

Job Description



Deerfield Academy, a private coeducational boarding school founded in 1797 and annually serving approximately 650 students grades 9-12, seeks a Director of Admission with a start date of July 1, 2024. The primary responsibility will be Operations Management, Message Management, and Performance Management. The other primary responsibilities will include leading co-curricular activities (varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, publications, etc.), dormitory residence or supervision, advising, committee work, and family-style dining hall meals with students. Faculty also have opportunities to design and lead domestic and international travel programs.


We are looking for candidates who exhibit excellence in the classroom and who can help develop in students the fundamental learning objectives traits outlined in The Deerfield Student: leadership and judgment, open-mindedness and curiosity, mastery and metacognition, and scholarship. Additionally, we seek colleagues who are life-long learners.  Candidates must be prepared to fully participate in the life of a bustling boarding school, teaching, mentoring, and modeling in all aspects of school life. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving educational community and actively seek candidates who are members of and/or exhibit the skills needed to support traditionally underrepresented groups, especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.



Why Deerfield?


Deerfield Academy offers faculty an opportunity to contribute to a dynamic educational institution, continue to develop professionally, and live in a close-knit community. Among the reasons faculty are drawn to and continue to work at Deerfield:


  • Our students, who come to us from 36 states and 47 countries, are excited to learn, work hard at their studies, and actively engage in a variety of activities outside the classroom.
  • Our 300-acre campus boasts exceptional facilities and access to the picturesque natural surroundings of Western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley. Our physical spaces on and adjacent to campus support powerful teaching, learning, and community building.
  • Our proximity to the Five Colleges network (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst) provides ample opportunities for collaboration beyond our campus.
  • Our faculty are committed to continuous growth for themselves and our programs, and we provide extensive support for that growth. Over the past five years, we have committed $1.6M to funding faculty professional development, including supporting 33 faculty in their work towards advanced degrees.
  • Our faculty enjoy an excellent benefits package, including on-campus housing, meals, and use of campus facilities for themselves and their families.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Additionally, candidates for this position will possess the following specific attributes/qualifications:


  •       Bachelor’s Degree is required, master’s degree preferred.
  •       5 - 7 years of educational administration, including admission and financial aid experience
  •       excellent leadership and communication skills
  •       a demonstrated capacity to manage a complex function.
  •       ability to use data and information effectively in planning and decision-making.
  •       superior interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills
  •       excellent oral and written communication skills
  •       diplomacy and the ability to manage confidential information.
  •       a strong commitment to inclusion and cultural competency
  •       a willingness to travel.
  •       Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents.
  •       Demonstrated multicultural competency and commitment to inclusivity.
  •       A sense of humor


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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 are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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