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JOB TITLE Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity & Outreach Initiatives
DEPARTMENT NAME Admissions - Diversity and Outreach Initiatives
DIVISION NAME Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The individual will work with the admissions team to further WPI's efforts to attract and enroll the most qualified undergraduate students. They will be charged with developing and implementing strategies to convey key institutional messages to prospective students and parents on and off campus and to cultivate professional relationships with counselors and key educational organizations. Support university efforts to attract and enroll key underrepresented populations, including women and students of color as a member of the Diversity and Outreach Initiatives (DOI) Team. We are a collaborative team with an ongoing focus of deepening our understanding of the intersectional identities of all members of our community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for students and staff, which is inclusive and culturally informed.
Assist in the development of a strategic recruitment plan for BIPOC/ALANA students.
Develop strategic recruitment plan for geographic territory in concert with university and departmental objectives. Plan travel and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories including travel (5 to 6 weeks in the fall and 2 to 3 weeks in the spring) to support student recruitment.
Plan, execute and manage programs and events for BIPOC/ALANA student throughout the admission process.
Liaise with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education in support of diversity initiatives.
Conduct Admissions presentations and interviews on- and off-campus.
Review and evaluate admissions applications from assigned geographic territory.
Advise prospective WPI students, parents and counselors.
Communicate with prospects via email, letter or phone.
Identify and implement admissions strategies in assigned geographic region.
Participate in shared decision-making regarding annual admissions planning.
Represent WPI on and off campus at professional conferences and related events.
Cultivate relationships with counselors, community agencies, parents, students (current and prospective), WPI faculty and alumni.
Staff Undergraduate Enrollment programs and events - such as open houses and Touch Tomorrow - which may occur during nights and weekends.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
Five to seven years admissions experience in a professional capacity is desired.
Willingness to travel and availability for night and weekend work.
Valid driver's license is required for recruitment travel.
This individual needs to be a self-starter who is able to work independently, yet also as part of a successful team.
Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects and responsibilities.
The candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, a high energy level, and maturity.
Bilingual skills desirable.
Skills, knowledge and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, first generation students and students holding other intersectional identities.
Please include a cover letter along with your resume for consideration.
FLSA STATUS United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.
About WPI WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
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