Assistant Director, Diversity and Access

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Smith College
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Job location: Smith College


Employment Type: Other
Posted data: 2021-07-16
Req: R-202100545
Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for recruitment and evaluation of prospective students. Plans events and outreach to students and secondary schools and performs related public relations and marketing functions to aid in the overall mission of the Smith College Office of Admission.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Recruitment (50%)

Plan and execute approximately eight weeks of travel annually to recruit students and manage an assigned geographic territory determined by the Dean of Admission. Visits high schools, attends college fairs, conducts workshops, and meets with alumnae. Initiate and maintain effective communication between Smith College and college counselors from a diverse range of high schools. Manages communication with students, parents, counselors, and other constituencies. Presents on-campus and/or virtual information sessions and participates in leading workshops during events for prospective and admitted students. Assists the Associate Director, Diversity and Access with all aspects of the recruitment of underrepresented domestic students.

Programs (20%)

Coordinate recruitment events for underrepresented students of color and community-based organizations. Manage alumnae of color program in collaboration with coordinator of alumnae admission volunteer program. Supervise student interns. Engage with current students dedicated to diversity and access work on campus.

Admission Reading and Selection (20%)

Interview and evaluate prospective applicants. Read and vote on admissibility of approximately 1000 candidates for admission to the college in coordination with a team of colleagues under the direction of the Dean of Admission.

Other Functions

Administrative Functions (10%)

Keep abreast of pertinent developments at Smith College, in higher education, and in the field of professional admission work. Cooperate with other administrators of the College where necessary, especially Student Financial Services, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Alumnae Group. Performs related duties as required.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of relevant experience in admission or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience working with domestic multicultural communities required. Individual must hold valid driver's license and be able and willing to travel by both car and airplane.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with a language other than English. Previous experience with public speaking preferred. Individuals should be able to demonstrate fluidity with a variety of software and database management platforms.

Skills

The ability to effectively and efficiently develop and execute several key projects simultaneously. Must be able to work independently, have strong organizational and planning skills, excellent writing and oral communication skills. Required strong analytical and computer expertise including familiarity with MS Office suite and CRM platforms and a willingness to adapt quickly to changing technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds and participate as part of a cohesive team working toward a shared mission. Ability to use sound judgement, creativity and vision.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Regular

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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