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Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment - 514477

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: 59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 47590.44 Midpoint - $ 68993.64

Department/Organization: 200603 - Admissions

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, will provide oversight to all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusiveness recruitment. This includes, but is not limited to: advising the Admissions Counselors and Regional Recruiters responsible for in-state and out-of-state territories, training admissions staff, and working alongside the team to conduct multicultural recruitment.

Additional Department Summary: The Assistant Director will work with admission officers and other key campus partners within the University to develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive plan to enroll students who are historically underrepresented in higher education including students of color, first-generation, low-to moderate-income, and those from rural areas. The Assistant Director will serve as the lead for all in-office and regional, in-state and out-of-state diversity recruitment plans, initiatives, and staff. The Assistant Director provides mentorship to all recruiters and counselors by maintaining constant communications to achieve diversity enrollment goals. The Assistant Director ensures that through training and daily updates that the recruitment team are well versed with our Diversity initiatives, academic programs and co-curricular opportunities in order to provide excellent customer service to prospective incoming freshman and their parents. This position assists in the management of recruitment email campaigns, social media, event software applications and other forms of media for prospective students and their parents. The Assistant Director will assist with developing, managing, and executing innovative and results-oriented diversity recruitment strategies to ensure the student enrollment goal is met. This position will develop and oversee a student multicultural recruitment team to partner with admissions.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and three (3) years of work experience in admissions, student recruitment, or diversity recruitment in higher education.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Excellent oral and written communications skills. An interest in working with prospective students and their families. The ability to work with different cultures and groups of people. Proven leadership ability and customer oriented philosophy. Ability to multi task effectively. High organization skills for strategic planning purposes.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 3 years of diversity recruitment experience in a complex higher education institution is preferred.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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