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Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment

Category:: Full-time Staff
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Department:: Enrollment Management - Admissions
Locations:: Bedford, MA
Posted:: Jun 21, 2024
Closes:: Jul 19, 2024 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 177997

About Middlesex Community College:


Middlesex Community College (MCC), established in 1970, provides access to affordable education for a diverse community from all ethnic backgrounds and identities, preparing individuals for success and lifelong learning. We promote academic excellence, provide workforce development opportunities, and empower all learners to become productive and socially responsible members of our local and global communities.


The College provides a broad range of services that are essential to attract, reward, and retain talented faculty and staff. The MCC community promotes a culture of inclusion in which our employees feel supported and empowered to best serve our diverse student population. We are proud to offer our classes on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, as well as a robust online course offering. MCC is committed to transforming lives as we educate, challenge, and support all students as evident in our strategic plan.


As an Affirmative Action employer, MCC strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence to apply.



Job Description:


Title: Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment


Unit: MCCC Grade 6, Admissions Coordinator


Department: Admissions


Reports to: Assistant Dean of Admissions


Date: June 21, 2024


General Summary: As a member of the Admissions Department, this creative and knowledgeable individual will assist in the planning, development and implementation of the college-wide recruitment and admissions programs. This individual will also actively contribute to the activities of the department that promote a commitment to access and student success for our diverse student body. In addition, this individual will develop and implement innovative recruitment strategies for under-represented populations.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assist in the development and implementation of targeted recruitment activities for prospective students, with a focus on BIPOC, adult learners, and other special populations.
  • Market the college in accordance with the annual, college-wide recruitment plan.
  • Collaborate with Admissions staff in recruitment and retention activities of students from under-represented populations.
  • Assists the Admissions staff in ensuring that college-wide recruitment events include activities designed to attract a diverse population.
  • Organizes and participates in on and off campus recruitment activities; coordinates special recruitment activities/programs.
  • Works on the further development of an inclusive and comprehensive outreach program based in DEIB for a diverse applicant population.
  • Support the data collection and submission of credit Certificate and Associate degree programs to the Training Pro website for unemployment benefit approval and advise prospective students on training opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with a defined set of academic program coordinators to plan and implement targeted recruitment activities for individual academic programs as well as for special populations, programs or events.
  • Evaluates applications of prospective students for selective health programs.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement admission policy and standards.
  • Use available technology such as SCT Banner, Target X CRM/Salesforce, Argos and Helio campus reporting tools for the analysis of and outreach to prospective students.
  • Assist with the review of Multiple Measures and Guided Self Placement assessment for new students as needed to support the Student Assessment Center and advise students on placement procedures.
  • Work as a part of an Enrollment Services team to provide excellent enrollment services to students.
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding the college's enrollment process to prospective students, their families and the local community.
  • Participate in one or more college advisory boards, including but not limited to those relative to programs within assigned division or programs.
  • Lead K-12 recruitment initiatives and activities at assigned feeder high schools and community organizations.
  • Recruit prospective students by representing the college at primary, secondary and alternative schools, college nights, career fairs, businesses, community events, etc. both on and off-campus. This will include conducting campus tours.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Requirements:


  • Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, Liberal Arts, or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training involving college admissions, transfer credit evaluation, or academic counseling/advisement; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional counseling in addressing specific situations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, written communication and verbal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team player who can also work independently.
  • Ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria.
  • Availability to work days, evenings & occasional weekends.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to speak comfortably with large and small groups; demonstrated effective presentation skills to a variety of audiences.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria
  • A clear understanding of DEIB initiatives as relates to community college student populations
  • Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Experience working in an Admissions Office in a community college and/or 4-year public institution.
  • Experience with SCT Banner or related software, appointment scheduling software, communications technologies such as degree auditing software.
  • Experience utilizing SIS Banner and the CRM (Target X) to help track and outreach students through the recruitment and application stages


Additional Information:


Salary Range: $70,120 is the starting salary for a Grade 6 position with a Master's degree; actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits, which include:


  • High-quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
  • Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
  • Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
  • Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Location: Bedford campus with occasional travel to Lowell as needed


Hours: 37.5 per week, schedule to be determined upon hire. This position will be eligible for a maximum of two days of telework in accordance with the College's telework policy.


Expected Start Date: July 2024


Application Deadline: July 19, 2024



Application Instructions:


All applicants must apply online by submitting:


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Pre-Employment Requirements:


The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


All offers of employment at Middlesex Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates, as deemed necessary.


Middlesex Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Human Resources at careers@middlesex.mass.edu.


Middlesex Community College strives to make the application and interview process accessible for all applicants but understands that applicants may still encounter barriers due to ability, language, or technology. If we can make the process any more accessible for you, contact Human Resources at 781-280-3549 or careers@middlesex.mass.edu.


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