Associate Director, Multicultural Recruitment

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of senior members of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Associate Director is responsible for the daily management of a geographic region to recruit, evaluate and enroll an academically accomplished and diverse student body to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The officer is responsible for the day-to-day communication with students, parents, secondary school officials and alumni.  The officer will be responsible for evaluating approximately 700 applications per recruitment cycle; responsibilities include all calls, correspondence, visitations, admissions recommendations and alumni contact; makes critical judgments, presents arguments recommending admissions decisions to the Admissions Committee; counsels candidates and their parents on admissions and curricular choices.


- The Associate Director is responsible for managing a region which produces approximately 700 applications. The officer makes critical judgments and recommendations to the Committee on Admissions on the candidates from their region.
- The Associate Director will implement a comprehensive recruitment campaign to attract the world's most talented students to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The officer will travel approximately 2-4 weeks per cycle counseling and making frequent presentations to students, parents and secondary school officials concerning the unique attributes of a Columbia education. The officer will also be responsible for making frequent presentations on-campus to prospective students and their families. 
- The Associate Director will coordinate all multicultural recruitment campaigns and programming, including the management and supervision of the Multicultural Recruitment Committee student volunteer program.
- The Associate Director will manage and supervise Native outreach and recruitment strategies and programs, and manage the staff supporting these initiatives. 
- The Associate Director will direct all local and community outreach for Admissions and Financial Aid, including representing Columbia at on and off-campus events targeted towards our surrounding communities and building and maintaining additional partnerships with local community-based organizations.
- The Associate Director will serve as the Enrollment Group’s primary liaison to the Office of Government and Community Affairs and manage the recruitment and selection of the Thompson-Munoz Scholars.                                   
- The Associate Director will serve as the chief liaison with outside scholarship organizations, including, but not limited to the Lenfest Scholars Program, the New York Times Scholars and the JP Morgan Chase Smart Start Scholarship.
- The officer will lead or assist with leading another targeted recruitment initiatives such as the Arts and Humanities, Science or Rural Recruitment. 
- Assume other responsibilities as designated by a member of the office's senior staff.     

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
- Minimum 3 years of related experience required.  
- Excellent interpersonal skills required. 
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
- A valid driver's license and a willingness to travel are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

5-7 years related experience preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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