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

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 immediately 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.