The Assistant or Sr Assistant Dean for Pell Eligible & First-Gen Recruitment will participate in all aspects of the college admission cycle including contributing to office-wide efforts to recruit the most academically and personally distinguished students who will contribute to the diversity of the university’s undergraduate population. Incumbents should also have an interest in equity and access to education and will be a key contributor to diversity and access recruitment initiatives.
The incumbent will play a primary role in partnering with the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in support of efforts for increasing enrollment of Pell Grant-eligible and first-generation college students.
Flexibility exists for the position to be based on-campus in Williamsburg, VA, or regionally located in Richmond, VA, or the northern Virginia/DC metropolitan area.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Representing the university in a variety of settings; evaluating applications and participating in the admission committee process.
- Managing a particular geographic territory for purposes of prospect cultivation and application review.
- Conducting group information sessions for prospective students and families, and organizing recruitment and yield events aimed at increasing diversity on and off campus.
- Serving as a key member of the diversity and access team, participating in event programming and communication campaigns.
- Partnering with the W&M School of Education and other campus partners who host on-campus pre-collegiate programs.
- Reading and evaluating applications for admission including being responsible for one or more geographic regions.
- Conducting information sessions and responding to questions regarding the admission process and student experience at William & Mary.
- Serving as a public relations and information resource to prospective applicants, secondary or university personnel, professional organizations, students, parents, and alumni.
- Developing and implementing diversity outreach programs and strategies for recruitment of high-achieving students in local and regional communities, including underrepresented students.
- Developing programs and efforts to cultivate and maintain relationships with secondary school personnel, professional organizations, community-based organizations, prospective students, parents, and alumni.
- Analyzing needs, developing, and managing admission programs and processes, and participating in the continuing evaluation of State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) policies and procedures.
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.