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Senior Assistant Director for Diversity

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete the online application at www.ohiouniversityjobs.com and be prepared to attach required documents. For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check (including criminal), university judiciary review, and driving record audit. Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration apply by October 2, 2017.

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Senior Assistant Director for Diversity
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application at www.ohiouniversityjobs.com and be prepared to attach required documents.

For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check (including criminal), university judiciary review, and driving record audit.

Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration apply by October 2, 2017.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement
Posting Number 20161195S
Job Description

The Senior Assistant Director for Diversity coordinates diversity outreach, recruitment, and yield initiatives for Undergraduate Admissions, with a focus on enrollment of students from historically disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. As a member of the outreach and recruitment team, develops and implements on- and off-campus programming and events, and cultivates relationships to facilitate the development of enrollment pipelines of academically talented, diverse students for Ohio University’s undergraduate programs. Reporting to the director of recruitment and outreach, this position assists in the development of recruitment strategy and coordinates with admissions advisors, assistant directors, and associate directors to provide subject matter expertise regarding recruitment efforts for diverse populations. Provides oversight for associated student organizations in Undergraduate Admissions. Serves as an operational liaison between Undergraduate Admissions and representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention, and recruitment and retention specialists in academic units to ensure alignment of recruitment and admissions processes serving students from disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. Serves as an active member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team, managing a territory and participating in admission review processes.

(1) Diversity Outreach, Recruitment, and Yield: As a member of the recruitment and outreach leadership team, plan university recruitment and admission efforts directed toward diversity outreach, recruitment and yield efforts. Collaborate with colleagues and utilizes creative and innovative approaches to maximize effectiveness of limited resources to recruit and yield students from historically disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. Work with the recruitment and outreach leadership team while serving as a liaison with alumni, school districts and external multicultural constituency groups to help in recruitment and admission of multicultural students including but not limited to students from underrepresented, first generation, low income and LGBT backgrounds so that Ohio University can achieve an increasingly diverse student body.

(2) Relationship management and pipeline development: Cultivate, develop and nurture strong relationships with various on- and off-campus partners for diversity initiatives including Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), school counselors and other groups supporting diversity, recruitment and enrollment of students from disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. Coordinate regularly with other recruitment and outreach team leaders to develop college access and pipeline initiatives for middle and high school students in conjunction with the Undergraduate Admissions outreach and recruitment teams, targeting urban and rural school districts as well as community- and faith-based organizations within OHIO’s primary and secondary recruiting markets.

(3) Recruitment and Admission: Serve as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team. Represent the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Counsel and advise constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes. Maintain thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions, and advise constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. Evaluate applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conduct thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant’s candidacy. Determine necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommend appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plan and implement limited recruitment activities for an assigned territory or population, including programs and travel activities around Ohio and nationally. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree required by start date.

Minimum 3 years related work experience.

Valid driver’s license required. Ability to travel independently. Successful incumbents must pass background check, judiciary review, and regular driving record audits.

Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.

Ability to understand and abide by the Statements and Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

Similar experience in an admissions office.

Department Admissions
Pay Rate

Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Posting Close Date

Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration apply by October 2, 2017

Job Category Administrative - Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Office of the Provost
Work Schedule

Typically M-F, 8-5. Some evenings, weekends, and overnight travel required.

Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40+
Expected duration of assignment ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Kevin Witham, witham@ohio.edu
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

Job Information

Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Job Family/Subfamily Enrollment Services-Admissions & Recruitment
Career Track & Level IC 3
Pay Grade CA&P|15|

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate your highest degree.
    • No Degree
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's Degree in hand currently or by start date
    • Ph.D. or other terminal degree
  3. * Do you have the ability to understand and abide by the Statements and Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any public speaking experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If you have public speaking experience, please indicate level of proficiency.
    • No experience
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  6. * Please indicate your highest level of related work experience.
    • No experience
    • Less than 3 years
    • At least 3 years, but less than 5 years
    • At least 5 years, but less than 7 years
    • 7 or more years
  7. * Please describe your experience, if any, working with diverse populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Excel.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  9. * Indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Word.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  10. * Indicate your level of experience with PeopleSoft, SIS or similar student information system.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced