Assistant Director of Admission, Coordinator of Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Mar 29, 2021
Assistant Director of Admission, Recruitment Coord
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Admission, Coordinator of Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment



Immediate Supervisor:

Director of Admission

FLSA Status:

Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary
Develops relationships with prospective students, families, and key admission stakeholders with an eye toward enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Coordinates and manages a recruitment territory and coordinates outreach efforts for underrepresented populations. Partners with the Director of Admission and the Director of Inclusive Excellence to create and build a recruitment plan that supports Eckerd's strategic pillar of diversity, equity, and belonging.

Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)

  1. Develop a strategic and deep understanding of a recruitment territory as it relates to meeting application, admission and enrollment goals established by the Director and Vice President.
  2. Interview and recruit prospective students and their parents for an assigned territory.
    Review, evaluate and provide recommendations on admission files and applications, in excess of 70 per week during high volume periods.
  3. Utilize effective communication and relationship-building with prospective students, parents, and college counselors by letter, phone, e-mail and virtual conferencing.
  4. Explain and discuss financial aid processes and financial aid packages for new students.
  5. Assist with office event planning, research and publication projects.
  6. Represent the College and articulate the value of a liberal arts degree to various external constituencies such as prospective students and their parents, secondary school college counselors and teachers, community-based organizations, influencers of prospective students, and others.
  7. In conjunction with the Director of Admission and Director of Inclusive Excellence and other designated staff, collaborate in the planning and execution of on-campus and virtual admission events designed to introduce a diverse population of prospective students to Eckerd College.
  8. Plan and execute the Diversity Leadership scholarship application and lead the recruitment, selection and yield of Diversity Leadership scholars.
  9. Coordinate outreach to community-based organizations to explore and develop partnerships to expand the reach of Eckerd College and to create pathways for college enrollment.
  10. Coordinate and execute college readiness programming for the local community.

Position(s) Directly Supervised

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and families.
  • An understanding of multicultural recruitment, admission, college access, equity and inclusion within the context of a liberal arts institution.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in public speaking and in presenting to internal and external audiences.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Excellent organization and schedule management skills.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to participate in significant travel.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, working on a computer, and talking on a phone
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 50 pounds at times
  • Regular after-hours work required (nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Regular travel required (7-9 weeks in fall; 3-5 weeks in spring)

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree plus 2-5 years of relevant experience in higher education admission or recruitment

Eckerd College's Admission Office is open for prospective families to visit the campus, following social distancing guidelines. To learn more about Eckerd's COVID-19 policies and operations, please go to

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.