Associate Director of Admission for Diversity and Inclusion
Rollins College seeks a dynamic, experienced leader in the field of Diversity and Inclusion in higher ed to serve as the next Associate Director of Admission for Diversity and Inclusion. Reporting to the Dean of Admission, the Associate Director will work to set both strategic direction and implementation in support of the recruitment, admission and enrollment of students from underrepresented backgrounds. This position also serves on several cross-campus working groups to ensure a welcoming, inclusive campus culture and teaches a first semester course on Diversity and Inclusion in higher ed. As a senior member of the admission team, the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion works with two direct reports, the Program Coordinator for Diversity Recruitment and an Admission Counselor, and leads the Envoy Ambassadors, a group of student ambassadors trained to support diversity goals in admission.
Some highlights and responsibilities associated with this position include:
- Serve as the main point of contact for issues on campus diversity initiatives across a number of campus-affiliated groups, including members of the admission staff, Student Affairs, the Diversity Council, faculty governance, alumni and currently enrolled students.
- Explore and evaluate diversity initiatives at peer schools to increase applications, acceptances and yield of underrepresented students.
- In conjunction with the Vice President for Enrollment and the Dean of Admission, create and coordinate concentrated strategic efforts to increase the population of underrepresented students at the College.
- Hire, train and lead the Diversity Envoys, a student-run admission ambassador group dedicated to diversity and inclusion in recruitment of new Rollins’ students.
- Create and implement outreach events aimed at increasing student diversity, such as local community outreach and development, individual outreach efforts from alumni and current students to prospective students, and other events as outlined in the strategic effort report.
- Coordinate outreach efforts to Central Florida high school students, and work with various local groups such as Upward Bound, the United Way and Boys and Girls Club. Responsible for giving information sessions on the college admission process to groups of underrepresented high school students throughout the year.
- Research and target specific college fairs, regional programs and high schools nation-wide that reach high-ability students of color. Continue to evaluate and attend these programs that are resources for identifying and recruiting underrepresented students.
- Responsible for the application review and decision recommendations for a cohort of underrepresented students.
- Perform the related duties of an admission counselor by conducting information sessions throughout the year on campus, working other on-campus admission events, and managing a geographic territory.
- Ensure adherence in the admission department to all College policies and procedures.
- Attend off-site events (including student events and community events, such as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce).
- Organize and support campus marketing efforts and messaging related to diversity recruitment, working collaboratively with the Office of Marketing and the Associated Director of Admission for Integrated Marketing.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
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- Bachelor's degree is required, Master's preferred.
- Minimum of 3-5 years working in the field of college admission and/or high school guidance counseling, or in a related educational field servicing underrepresented populations (Community-Based Organizations, Corporate Foundations, etc.).
- High level proficiency in Spanish language, conversational, written and oral presentation skills is strongly preferred.
- Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, communication, and management skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.
- Proficiency with Banner Student Systems and Slate CRM is preferred.
- The ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of the academic programs, general curriculum, student activities, athletic programs, hallmark events and high-level support services of the College.
- A commitment to diversity and an ability to work constructively with a variety of constituents.
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to present to a variety of audiences.
- A strong work ethic and an energetic, influential, collaborative and diplomatic work style.
- Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain an Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and acceptable MVR are required.
- Traveling for recruitment is required. Heavy travel season is typically in the Fall, traveling up to 30% of time during the year. Flexibility to travel additionally when needed.
- Evenings and weekends as appropriate and required
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
- Cover Letter
Screening of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applicants who apply before March 6, 2020.
Rollins offers a competitive hourly rate plus a generous featuring:
- Flexible Scheduling
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- FREE Full Tuition after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents
- Tuition assistance for other educational institutions
- Professional Learning and Career Development Opportunities
- Health Reimbursement Account funded by employer contribution
- Up to 11.5% employer retirement contribution
- Same and opposite-sex domestic partner benefits
- FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
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