Assistant/Associate Director of Multicultural Admissions

Gambier, Knox County
May 05, 2014
Kenyon College, a co-educational, liberal arts and sciences institution in central Ohio, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of Multicultural Admissions. This is a full-time, year-round position in the Office of Admissions and reports to the Director of Admissions. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, representing Kenyon at high school visits, college fairs, and other off- and on-campus recruiting events; interviewing prospective students; evaluating first-year and transfer applications; responding to concerns or inquiries from prospective students, parents, high school counselors, coaches, alumni/ae, and other constituencies; and other projects or responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Admissions. As the Assistant/Associate Director of Multicultural Admissions, the primary role is to work with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Director of Admissions to develop and manage an office-wide strategic plan to enroll a diverse range of students to Kenyon. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating diversity recruitment overnight programs, evaluating travel grant applications, helping to select the Trustee Opportunity Scholars, serving as the primary office liaison to community based organizations as well as to the faculty and administrators of the Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) and Summer Kenyon Academic Program (SKAP), serving as a member on the Diversity Advisory Council, attending the Diversity Committee of the Board of Trustees, and working with the Alumni of Color Collective (a subgroup of the Kenyon Alumni Council). The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking; great organizational skills with meticulous attention to details; and strong interpersonal skills (a sense of humor is a plus). This individual should possess a strong sense of initiative and should be able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while working independently with minimal supervision or in a team setting. The ideal person will also exhibit a genuine curiosity about the world, a creative and collaborative approach to problem solving, ability to analyze data to assess admission trends, and a high level of computer literacy. An understanding of and appreciation for the values of a residential liberal arts college are essential. Some prior experience in higher education or in admissions is preferred, but not required. A Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required. Candidates must be in a position to pass Kenyon’s driver certification. Salary and title are commensurate with background and experience. Ideal start date is July 1.