Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & Community Relations
DescriptionThe Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives & Community Relations 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 & Experience:Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in professional admissions work specific to under-represented populations. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:*Must be able to travel both locally and out-of-state.*Must be experienced in Microsoft Office systems.*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.*Ability to work independently as well as manage groups.*Ability to interact with people of a multitude of constituencies.*Knowledge of admission terminology and tests.*Requires excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as planning and organizational skills.*Position also requires weekend and evening hours. Preferred:*Master’s degree*Experience working with Banner technology This position requires a background check Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardlessof age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 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. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Conwell Hall
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular