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Director, Access and Inclusion

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio (US)

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Applications Accepted From
Public: Open to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University accepts applications and nominations for our Undergraduate Admissions Director, Access and Inclusion opening!

To apply, after reviewing the position profile below, please submit the online application, a current resume, a cover letter addressing your professional interest in this role, and a list of three professional or academic references. Successful candidates must pass routine and continual background checks, university judiciary reviews, and driving record audits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by April 10, 2023. For full consideration, apply by April 24, 2023.

This position is eligible for the following benefits
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number: 20165203S

Job Description


At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.


At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a five-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions!


Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals.


Position Summary: The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and tactical plans to identify, recruit and enroll academically talented, diverse students for Ohio University's undergraduate programs. The Director coordinates with other admissions and enrollment management team members to provide subject matter expertise regarding recruitment, admission, and yield efforts for diverse populations. Identifies and nurtures relationships with community-based organizations that promote college access in underserved or underrepresented populations. This position manages professional staff members and provides oversight for associated student organizations in Undergraduate Admissions. Serves as a liaison to ensure strategic and functional alignment of recruitment and admissions processes between Undergraduate Admissions and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office for Multicultural Success and Retention, academic and administrative units, and regional campuses and centers. Serves as an active member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team and participates in the admission application review process. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division's commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this position, the Director will play a critical role in OHIO's commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.


Senior Leadership: Serves on the Undergraduate Admissions leadership team and collaborates with executive management across the Enrollment Management division in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, data driven, strategic recruitment plan that drives undergraduate enrollment across all of OHIO's campuses. Leads initiatives essential to achieving University enrollment goals, providing leadership and expertise in the areas of access and diversity. Assesses recruitment and yield activities for effectiveness and provides recommendations for continuation or replacement of those activities. Analyzes landscape to craft narratives and reports that aid in crafting strategic directions.

In consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and the AVP/Executive Director, collaborates with designated partners in the division and across the institution on the development and effective utilization of recruitment and yield strategies, resources, and personnel who are focused on the supporting specific enrollment goals. Partners with colleagues within the division and across the University to implement recruitment, admission, and yield plans and assesses the effectiveness of initiatives. Develops and maintains strong relationships with key external counterparts and stakeholders through regular communication and interactions. Partners with the Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships on scholarship and aids initiatives that support access and student success at OHIO.

Serves as the primary liaison between Enrollment Management and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. Maintains close collaboration and communication with the Executive Director of DD&I.

Provides ongoing guidance, support, and subject matter expertise for the division-wide Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Work Group.

Provides oversight for office activities as necessary. Assists the AVP/Executive Director through the development, training, and management of office personnel. Represents the AVP/Executive Director in their absence as needed.

Diversity Initiatives: Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and tactical plans for the recruitment, admission and yield of students from diverse backgrounds utilizing data to inform this work to support enhancing the educational benefits of diversity at OHIO. Ensures alignment of efforts between Enrollment Management and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office for Multicultural Success and Retention, academic and administrative units, and regional campuses and centers, as those efforts relate to diversity initiatives. Develops relationships and serves as a liaison to work collaboratively with academic and administrative offices, alumni, school districts, community-based organizations, and external multicultural constituency groups to help in recruitment, admission, and yield of students from diverse backgrounds including but not limited to students from underrepresented, first generation, low income, and LGBTQIA+ so that Ohio University can enroll an increasingly diverse student body.

Develops and implements a series of trainings that educate Enrollment Management staff and University partners about best practices related to the recruitment, admission, and yield of students from diverse backgrounds. Coordinates with Enrollment Management, DD&I, and academic partners to develop and implement on- and off-campus recruiting and yield programs and recruitment campaigns/messages directed towards diverse students. Collaborates with University and external partners to direct the development of college access and pipeline initiatives for middle and high school students . Identifies strategic partnership opportunities and builds relationships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) within OHIO's primary and secondary recruiting markets.

Management, Supervision and Training. Recruits, selects, trains, manages and supervises the work of admissions professionals and student employees directly and indirectly as needed for diversity initiatives and associated programming in alignment with other recruitment activities. Trains staff on best practices and external regulations related to the field. Guides staff in the development and attainment of enrollment goals utilizing a territory or constituent management model. Oversees staff member's territory management plans for effective use of resources and data in determining and implementing overall strategies and practices. Prioritizes the fulfillment of student inquiries through leveraging people and technology resources such as the office's constituent relationship management tool. Forecasts and monitors staff budgetary expenditures. In consultation with the AVP/Executive Director, oversees the hiring and performance management processes for team members. Provides direction and oversight to student organizations associated with enrollment initiatives.

Recruitment, Admission, and Yield: Serves as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team. Participates in the day-to-day management of Undergraduate Admissions' engagement with prospective students through monitoring of timely inquiry fulfillment, and customer service. Represents the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Counsels and advises constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes.

The Director maintains thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. Provides exceptional customer service by attending to the needs of internal and external constituents in a timely and accurate manner.

Conducts thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant's candidacy for the purposes of making admission decisions. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plans, implements, and assesses on- and off-campus recruitment and yield activities as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree is required by start date. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree by start date and equivalent experience will also be considered.

Minimum of 6 years of related work experience.

Minimum of 3 years personnel management experience, which may include supervision of part-time or student employees or volunteer management.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred, but not required, qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of best practices and understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges related to the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of student from underrepresented backgrounds to a university; demonstrated experience working with high school and college age students from diverse backgrounds; experience with personnel management within the admissions profession; being multi-lingual.


Pay Rate: Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Director, Access and Inclusion position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 18 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $58,972 - $68,556. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, apply by April 10, 2023. For full consideration apply by April 24, 2023.

Job Category: Administrative at-will appointment

12 month

Planning Unit: Vice President Enrollment Management

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8 am -5 pm; Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. OHIO and Enrollment Management proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace, in support of our employees. Such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.

Campus: Athens

Expected hours worked per week

Expected duration of assignment

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Erin Fraunfelter,

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job Family/Subfamily
Enrollment Services-Admissions & Recruitment

Career Track & Level
M 4

Pay Grade

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