Assistant Director Admissions- Multicultural Recruitment/Outreach
Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Internal Number: 352_58102
Major Duties: General Summary: - The Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment and Outreach will coordinate the recruitment and yield of undergraduate students from racial and ethnic populations frequently under-represented on U.S. college campuses. This includes developing campus and community partnerships as well as working to ensure the Office of Admissions and admissions team members effectively engage and serve students of color, their families, school counselors, and others who work with diverse populations.Major Duties:- In partnership with admissions leadership, develop and propose recruitment and yield initiatives and plans to attract and enroll students of color from high schools and community colleges.- Work with admissions leadership and team members to promote opportunities and services that appeal to students of color. Develop timelines, communication plans, and presentations to ensure opportunities are effectively communicated to targeted populations.- Manage a recruitment territory. Serve as the primary university liaison for students, families, and high school counselors from that geographic area. Make admission decisions and advocate for students from that area. Build and maintain relationships with college counseling colleagues within that territory.- Participate on unit and campus committees and work groups and serve as an admissions liaison to other campus departments and units.- Using the admissions CRM and other software, run and examine data that will provide insight, opportunities, and direction to initiatives designed to attract students of color.- Coordinate the training of Office of Admissions and college recruitment team members about programs and services so that team members can share related information with prospective students and families.- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.- Two years' relevant experience.- Understanding of college admissions.- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills. - Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents and community members.- Proven attention to detail.- Ability to travel in and out of state.- Ability to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.