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Admissions Coordinator Diversity Recruitment - Undergraduate Admissions (Memphis, TN)

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Undergraduate Admissions

Division of Enrollment Management

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications and nominations for our Admissions Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment position. This position will be located in the Memphis, TN area. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  

The Position:

Develop and coordinates strategic recruitment initiatives, designed to attract competitive in state and out of state students first time freshman and transfer students. Provide ongoing training, support, and leadership in the strategic planning for in state travel recruitment. Work closely with the regional based first year recruitment, diversity, and transfer staff to ensure recruitment goals are met and contribute positively to overall enrollment goals for the University. This position will be in Memphis with a primary territory of West Tennessee. This position will strategically focus on diversity efforts in the broadest sense (racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic, first-gen, socioeconomic, rural, etc.). Represents the university at on and off-campus recruitment events, and reviews applicants for admission to the university. This position will also work closely with the Associate Director Diversity Recruitment out of the Memphis office. The position will also work on the Diversity Recruitment and Outreach Team to lead the UT Division of Enrollment Management in executing inclusive admission and outreach efforts. This position will reside in the area of Memphis, TN

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree

• Experience in admissions, counseling, advising, or teaching at primary, secondary schools, or a regionally accredited college or university, or experience in customer or social services industry.

• Experience giving oral presentations.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree

• Experience working with diverse populations.

• Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, data driven decision making and relationship building.

• Territory management, report building and maintenance, and the use of data driven decision making for planning and strategy development.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Comprehensive knowledge of admissions process including extensive knowledge of policies and practices influencing the enrollment of students.

• Ability to meet deadlines.

• Attention to detail, listening and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to independently and strategically plan visits, events and presentations.

• Ability to lift, transport and distribute objects up to 40 pounds.

• Excellent oral presentation, public speaking, and written communication skills.

• Ability to problem solve and research solutions.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of university travel policies.

• Ability to work with new technologies to enhance recruitment.

The Division

The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 170 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and Research & Analytics. The Office of Enrollment Management is committed to our Vision, Mission and Values. We are passionate about fulfilling our land-grant mission of accessible education and making an impact that will transform lives through the student experience.

The University and Region

UTK  is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of three to five professional references.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Memphis
Other Locations: US-Tennessee-knoxville, US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization: Undergraduate Admissions
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 27, 2022, 8:16:25 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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