Assistant Director, Multicultural Admissions
The Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Recruitment assists with overall development and management of recruitment strategies, particularly as it relates to diversifying the undergraduate student applicant and enrollment pool. Main responsibilities include the following: Lead efforts in identifying, recruiting and enrolling students from under-represented populations; Manage PLAN (Philadelphia Learning and Achievement Network) through the execution of on-campus and off-campus events, workshops and electronic communication/social media that will serve local students and their families in the college search process; Manage Philadelphia territory including travel and execution of high school visits and college fair programs. Establish recruitment plans that target growth opportunities in existing territories outside of Philadelphia that will strengthen on-going efforts, particularly in out-of-state markets; Work directly with counselors in those markets to execute and support plan. Additional responsibilities include the following: Assist in management of scholarship programs specific to Philadelphia students; Review candidates for the Emerging Scholars program; Review freshman applications and make admissions decisions. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least three years experience in professional admissions work specific to under-represented populations. Experience in a higher education setting. Demonstrated experience lead efforts in identifying, recruiting and enrolling students. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of recruitment strategies and best practices.
*Knowledge of admission terminology and tests.
* Understanding of multicultural diversity and inclusion issues is required.
* Knowledge of multicultural and leadership theories and a variety of best practices to support leadership and diversity within institutions of higher education as they relate to college students.
* Ability to work independently as well as manage groups.
* Ability to interact with people of a multitude of constituencies.
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to exhibit self-direction and motivation.
* Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize diverse tasks in a fast-paced environment.
* Outstanding communication, networking, and relationship development skills.
* Must be experienced in Microsoft Office systems.
* Requires excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as planning and organizational skills.
* Must be able to travel both locally and out-of-state.
* Position also requires weekend and evening hours.
*Experience working with Banner technology.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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