The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The College of New Jersey seeks a self-motivated, dynamic individual to serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions. The Assistant Director will primarily focus on multicultural recruitment, assisting in the recruitment of historically underrepresented students both in-state and out-of-state. Duties will include representation at both in-state and out-of-state recruitment events, application review, responding to phone and email inquiries, and meeting with prospective students and families. Night and weekend work will be required during heavy travel seasons in the fall and spring semesters.
The successful candidate will serve as an advocate and be a positive voice for our historically underrepresented populations both internally and externally. This person will coordinate the multicultural admissions process which includes: prospecting, recruiting, enrollment management, application review, letter generation, reporting, and policy review. The successful candidate will be expected to be the point of contact for the TCNJ campus, applicants, and external constituents on all policy and procedural issues. The individual selected for this position must enjoy customer service in a fast-paced team environment. The Assistant Director must have excellent public speaking skills and interact comfortably with large groups and individual families. The Assistant Director must be organized and able to assist on recruitment and enrollment projects that span a full admissions cycle.
A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four years experience in a highly selective higher education setting.
Strong oral presentation skills
Effective written communication skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
A valid driver’s license
Five-seven years experience in a highly-selective admissions office
Proven use of technology in the recruitment of students and understanding of target marketing as it relates to multicultural recruitment
Understanding of scholarship distribution strategies
Excellent organizational skills and diplomacy
The salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience and skill of the applicant, and comes with a comprehensive New Jersey State Government benefits package including retirement benefits, health, dental, prescription and generous sick and vacation leave. This role is a non-unit position, and not included for membership to any bargaining unit. To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and names of three professional references with the electronic application. Resumes will be given preference and considered by the end of January 20, 2020. Submissions from external candidates received will only be considered if a suitable internal candidate has not been identified. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by The College of New Jersey.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty.
To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieve diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.
About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.