Associate Director of Admission, Diversity Programs
University of the Pacific
December 11, 2017
Associate Director of Admission, Diversity Programs
Union Level: Department: President Campus: Stockton Posting Number: 201301204P Full or Part Time: Full Time Number of Months: 12 Work Schedule: Work performed during standard business hours. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs and deadlines. Travel expected to other campus sites, conferences and other off-campus meetings. Position End Date: Open Date: 12/02/2017 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Special Instructions:
Primary Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Admission [AVPDA] the Associate Director of Admission, Diversity Programs has primary responsibility for creating and implementing a best-of-class recruitment strategy demonstrating a multiplying effect on Pacific's indirect recruitment reach by partnering with educational programs aiming to promote higher education attainment. The strategy must align with the University's strategic plan (Pacific 2020), Academic Plan, Strategic Enrollment Plan (adopted May 2016) and Strategic Investment Fund Enrollment Management Implementation allocation (October 2016). The Associate Director frames and executes Pacific's relationship-based, high-touch tactics and strategically nurtures personal relationships with internal and external program administrators promoting equity in higher education.
Essential Functions: With leadership from the AVPDA, the Associate Director will help propel the University forward to achieve continuous improvement in the quantity, quality, and selectivity of students while maintaining its commitment to diversity and student success. In addition, the Associate Director will:
Support the AVPDA in working with individual school/college deans to develop admission projections, incoming class profiles, and identify school/college implications for enrollment. Continue to advance the academic bar by enrolling increasingly talented classes of students who are prepared for the rigors of the University. Work toward increasing diversity in all forms including the geographic, socio-economic, and racial/ethnic diversity of both undergraduate and graduate student populations.
Cultivate interdependent partnerships with directors of external pipeline programs serving underrepresented students such as: KIPP, Puente, Umoja, and EOPS, among others to create direct pathways to Pacific.
Collaborate with internal programs/departments serving continuing students at Pacific (such as MESA, CIP, SUCCESS-TRiO, Promise Scholars, Veteran Services, Multicultural Affairs, etc.) to further engage program leadership and students in collaborative outreach and recruitment.
Maintain partnership with the Community Involvement Program (CIP) and signature events such as the BLOCK Conference, hosted at Pacific and aiming to connect, inspire, and support local youth (specifically targeting boys and young men of color) toward educational engagement and attainment.
Remain abreast promising practices and provide leadership and content knowledge expertise on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and assessing related recruitment efforts.
Collaborate on enrollment marketing and communications to reach underrepresented students who might consider Pacific by increasing visibility and visitations to key counties; deepening outreach to LBGTQIA, veteran, first-generation, Latino, African American, Native American, and Southeast Asian communities; and improving multilingual and multicultural content on the Pacific website.
Lead the core implementation team for Pacifics new partnership with Strive for College, a non-profit organization which provides first-generation students with free college mentoring for admission and financial aid.
In collaboration with the Director of Community College Partnerships and Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, design and execute a recruitment plan for schools/colleges serving high concentrations of college-ready, ethnically diverse students.
Serve as Enrollment Management representative on the University Diversity Committee.
Serve as primary point-of-contact for one northern California territory.
Work collaboratively and strategically with other units within Enrollment Management.
Minimum five (5) years of employment in the field of admission with an emphasis on diversity-related recruitment and/or partnerships.
Advanced degree. Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
Knowledge of recruitment, admission and pipeline program partnership promising practices.
Strong analytical capacity: ability to produce plans and budgets that link expenditures to outcomes, to assess the effectiveness of how recruitment funds are employed.
Demonstrated ability in creative marketing: excellent execution of both complex and routine marketing strategies; ability to think creatively, and to leverage technology.
Superior communication skills: dynamic speaking and strong writing skills to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including prospective students and their families, administrators, counselors, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.
Interpersonal qualities: a sense of urgency and engagement; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated work-ethic and commitment to high-quality service to students and other key stakeholders; confidence and excitement about change; a personal presence that is active and inclusive; demonstrated skill to promote, and enhance diversity.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs and deadlines. Travel expected to other campus sites, conferences and other off-campus meetings.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check
AA/EEO Policy Statement: University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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