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Assistant Director, Access and Inclusion and Senior Assistant Director, Access and Inclusion

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio (US)

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This position is being posted in conjunction with Only one position will be filled. The university is posting both positions to ensure a sufficient applicant pool to fill this need. The hiring department will first consider applicants from the higher-level position. If the applicant pool does not yield a successful candidate, the applicant pool from the lower-level position will then be evaluated. If the lower level posting yields the successful candidate, the hiring department intends to develop the candidate in preparation for the higher-level position. Applicants are encouraged to apply for either or both positions based upon their qualifications and interests.


Position Summary: The Assistant Director, Access and Inclusion assists in the coordination and implementation of diversity outreach, recruitment, admission and yield initiatives for Undergraduate Admissions, with a focus on enrollment of students from historically disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. Reporting to the Director, Access and Inclusion, this position assists in the development, implementation and assessment of recruitment strategies and tactics for diverse populations including on- and off-campus programming and events, and cultivating relationships to facilitate the development of enrollment pipelines of academically talented, diverse students for Ohio University’s undergraduate programs. This position works with associated student organizations in Undergraduate Admissions and serves as an active member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team, managing a territory and participating in admission review processes.

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 role, the Assistant 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.


Diversity Outreach, Recruitment, and Yield: Assists in the planning and implementation of outreach, recruitment, admission and yield efforts directed toward students from diverse backgrounds including but not limited to students from underrepresented, first generation, low income, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds so that Ohio University can enroll an increasingly diverse student body. Collaborates with colleagues and utilizes creative and innovative approaches to maximize effectiveness of limited resources to recruit and yield students from historically disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. Works with the Director, Access and Inclusion in serving as a liaison with alumni, school districts and external multicultural constituency groups to help in recruitment and admission of students from underrepresented populations so that Ohio University can achieve an increasingly diverse student body.

Relationship management and pipeline development: Cultivates, develops and nurtures strong relationships with various on- and off-campus partners for diversity initiatives including Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), school counselors and other groups supporting diversity, recruitment and enrollment of students from disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds. In consultation with the Director, Access and Inclusion, coordinates regularly with other Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management team leaders to implement college access and pipeline initiatives for middle and high school students targeting urban and rural school districts as well as community- and faith-based organizations within OHIO’s primary and secondary recruiting markets.

Recruitment and Admission: Serves as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team. 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. 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. Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conducts thorough holistic, selective review of an applicant’s candidacy. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommend appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plans and implements recruitment and yield activities for an assigned territory or population. Travels around Ohio, nationally, and/or internationally as needed to participate in school visits, college fairs, and programs. Other duties as assigned.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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