The High Mountain Institute is seeking an Admissions Associate, a .75 – 1.0 FTE, non-exempt position. The Admissions Associate reports to the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid. This position works on current marketing and admissions efforts, and helps develop new strategies for recruitment and strategy. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized self-starter, able to manage multiple tasks at once, and willing to work as a member of a team.

Primary Responsibilities
-Increase visibility of HMI brand and high school programs, focusing on Semester and Summer Term
-Manage logistics for admissions travel
-Assist with developing avenues to meet priorities for student-body diversity & belonging
-Up to eight weeks of HMI promotional travel
-Process applications and enrollment information
-Primary responder to admissions inquiries
-Read and score applications; assist with admissions decisions
-Communicate with interested and accepted families
-Assist with social media for HMI marketing
-Serve in a key support role for the admissions team

Additional Responsibilities:
-Option to lead up to two wilderness expeditions per year (10-18 days each)
-Option to be directly involved with students in a mentoring capacity
-10% of every position is whatever needs to be done to serve the mission of HMI

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Minimum Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree
-Proficiency in Google Workspace
-Current driver’s license
-Ability to pass a criminal background check
-Legal work authorization for the United States
-Ability to travel independently around the country (in planes, trains, rental cars, etc.)

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience in admissions and/or marketing fields, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting
-Strong public speaking skills
-Demonstrated enthusiasm for working in outdoor programming
-Current Wilderness First Responder certification or ability to obtain such

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Wilderness and/or residential leadership experience
-Teamwork, communication, commitment to feedback

About High Mountain Institute

Founded in 1995, HMI is a nonprofit independent school with a focus on outdoor, experiential, and place-based education. HMI serves approximately 175 students per year across its high school, summer, and gap programming. About 30% of students receive financial aid and a similar percentage identify as people of color. All HMI students participate in extended wilderness expeditions lasting from 10-21 days. HMI is not a rehabilitative or wilderness therapy program. HMI students are high-achieving, healthy students seeking challenge, a strong community, and a deeper connection to nature. HMI has nearly 30 year-round staff, about half of whom live on campus. Learn more at: www.hminet.org.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Lovett, Administrative Coordinator & Registrar, via email at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. We will begin our initial review of applications on Friday, August 4 and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview. Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.