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									University of Delaware

Title: Assistant Director for Multicultural Recruitment



Deadline: July 3, 2012

 The University of Delaware, a flagship institution at the center of the East Coast, has embarked
on a Path to Prominence. Building upon our current successes, the University seeks to further
increase diversity among our undergraduate student population. Under general direction of the
Senior Associate Director, the Assistant Director for Multicultural Recruitment is responsible for
the coordination of activities that enhance the recruitment of underrepresented students,
including the Diversity Enrichment Leaders (DELs) student employee program. The Assistant
Director also assists the Senior Associate Director in executing other strategic initiatives as they
relate to the University’s Commitment to Delawareans and middle school outreach. These tasks
are in addition to the customary duties of an Admissions Officer, which include individual and
team responsibilities related to the enrollment of new undergraduate students to the University of
Delaware.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinates and implements, in consultation with the Senior Associate Director, innovative
programs and strategies to support the University’s goals of attracting and retaining an
academically talented and diverse student population. Evaluates the outcomes and effectiveness
of activities and programs, including the Blue Hen Gateway program in the fall and Destination
Delaware in the spring. Manages the Diversity Enrichment Leaders (DELs) student employee
program. Assists in developing diversity recruitment strategies of current students to the Blue
Hen Ambassador tour guide program. Assists the Senior Associate Director in charge of
diversity initiatives with the management and implementation of the University’s Commitment
to Delawareans and middle school outreach. The assistant director will be responsible for 3-5
weeks of recruitment travel each year. In addition, the assistant director is a member of the
admissions team, serving as a counselor with the following traditional duties: advising students
and families regarding educational opportunities and options, networking and developing
collaborative relationships with assigned high schools; evaluating applications from an assigned
recruitment territory, representing the University of Delaware Admissions Office at evening
college fairs, college nights, and admissions panels; maintaining communications via telephone,
correspondence, electronic mail with prospective students through all stages of the recruitment
and admissions process, as well as volunteers who represent the University at college fairs;
developing and delivering on and off-campus information sessions to students, parents, school
counselors; providing support to the UD colleges in their on-campus recruitment programs and
yield activities; and performing related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, and three years of admissions or other job-related
experience. Effective leadership, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills are
necessary. Ability to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with
a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is essential. Ability to manage multiple
projects, work independently, and collaborate as a team member to achieve common goals.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions is essential. Special
Requirement: Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

								
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