Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Sep 10 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Director - Admissions for Multicultural provides leadership and administrative decision-making ability to achieve student recruitment, outreach, admissions, and enrollment objectives. The Associate Director develops, coordinates, implements, and facilitates recruitment efforts and admissions-related initiatives that serve and advance enrollment goals, with a specific focus on diversity recruitment and outreach. They also represent the college at college fair programs and professional conferences, which may include extended hours of travel and weekend obligations. The Associate Director is responsible for targeted recruitment efforts for underserved populations. They also correspond with and counsel prospective students and their families on the college admission process; plan, organize, and direct special events (on- and off-campus), and conduct other administrative responsibilities as needed. Finally, the Associate Director works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative outcomes to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Admissions.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees department and area staff as assigned by the Director of Admissions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the territory management process for identifying multicultural student prospects by contributing to the development and ongoing assessment of an inclusive and comprehensive recruitment plan for a diverse applicant population.
Facilitate the planning, implementation, and assessment of targeted recruitment activities for underrepresented populations.
Travel to high schools and attend college fairs, college nights, receptions, and other programs in the region to recruit prospective students.
Develop and strengthen ties with high school counselors, independent counselors, community-based organizations, alumni, and other key stakeholders in the recruitment process within the assigned market.
Conduct extensive outreach and relationship and conversation-building activities (via in-person communication, phone, email, written correspondence, and social media) with prospective students and their families throughout the recruitment channel.
Collaborate with Admissions Counselors to prepare multicultural data and submit territory management reports of recruitment and prospective student activity to the Director throughout the recruitment cycle.
Review and assess student applications to competitive programs and supplemental materials; provide admission decision recommendations for applicants.
Co-coordinate recruitment events for multicultural (e.g. Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African, etc.) students and help to ensure that all recruitment events are inclusive of these students.
Engage with multicultural groups on campus to improve the enrollment experience for future Hispanic/Latinx students.
Partner with Assistant Director of College Access and College Access Advisor to explore and establish pathways into Bristol for underrepresented student populations participating in Dual Enrollment, Career/Vocational Technical Education (CVTE), and Early College programs.
Supervise and lead assigned staff; recruit, interview, and hire staff as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Master's degree in student counseling, communications, education, business, public relations, marketing, or other related field.
Minimum of three years of progressively increasing professional experience in Student Affairs or Enrollment fields (e.g. Advising, Counseling, Enrollment, etc.).
Demonstrated experience working with technology such as student information and data management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to access to higher education and diversity.
Experience and ability to operate independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion with little or no guidance, and the ability to make decisions on behalf of the Admissions Office and the college that are appropriate, timely, and defensible.
Ability to work select evenings and weekends as necessary.
Student Services and Enrollment Management is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse college community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, delicate, and supportive ways.
Fluency in Spanish, both written and verbal.
POSITION STATUS: This is a temporary one-year, full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Hiring salary $65,000 - $75,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu