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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