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Colleges of the Fenway Assistant Director of Admission, Diversity Recruitment and Outreach - Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Job Summary

Simmons University is looking for an Assistant Director of Admission, Diversity Recruitment and Outreach (?Assistant Director?) to join its Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Assistant Director is responsible for the recruitment and counseling of prospective undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations. With a specific focus on multicultural students, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing specific geographic territories. From assessing applications to making critical and thoughtful admission decisions, the Assistant Director will apply strategic thought towards creating an impactful and inclusive campus community. The Assistant Director will participate in recruiting events, both on and off campus, and contribute and assist with special projects.

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates who embody these values and have proven experience successfully working with individuals across a broad spectrum of identities and perspectives.


Recruitment and Counseling:

Assist in developing and organizing on and off campus events that support the recruitment, enrollment and success of students from under-represented backgrounds; Liaise with other members across the organization, including, staff and faculty, that currently support multicultural student success; Establish and maintain effective partnerships with community-based-organizations (CBO?s) supporting the college search and college access for under-represented students. Recruit, evaluate and counsel first year students, and sometimes transfer students, from the prospect stage through their enrollment; Serve as primary application reviewer for assigned territory or territories and assist others in their review as needed, including, but not limited to, significant file reading, evaluations, and facilitating data and information for decision recommendations; Develop appropriate communication channels to contact students, families, and counselors to motivate and assist students advancing through all points in the admission funnel; Identify key priorities and needs of individual students and develop customized approach and communications to influence their decision to enroll; Identify and develop new opportunities and entry points in the prospect funnel with the goal of increasing the enrollment of qualified first year students; Travel to college fairs and high schools to speak with prospective students, parents, high school counselors; Special Projects:

Contribute and/or have oversight of special projects within the Office of Undergraduate Admission related to recruitment and travel, application review, events, community outreach and engagement, campus partner collaboration initiatives; Other special projects as assigned. Qualifications:

Bachelor?s degree required; Minimum 1-2 years of work experience; Work experience in an admissions office environment, either as an undergraduate student or professional preferred; other experience may include work in other higher education functions, high school counseling or sales; Valid U.S. Driver?s License required; Ability to travel approximately 10-12 weeks in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring, or respective travel as assigned otherwise. Travel may be regional or national, and is not restricted to the established territory of the counselor (specific assigned territories and/or populations may be changed year to year at the discretion of the admission leadership team); Commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and student development; Experience in supporting and working with diverse, marginalized and/or underrepresented populations; Strong cross-cultural skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; Excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to demonstrate active listening; Committed to stellar customer service support with timely, positive and effective responses to all inquiries and constituents. Required Application Materials:

Cover letter (letter of interest) Resume Salary Grade

S06 Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Date Posted: 8/26/2019