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The Undergraduate Admissions Office (UAO) provides leadership for prospect management, student recruitment and communication, admissions social media, application processing, the prospective student visit experience, yield strategy and coordination, market research, long-range planning, and admissions volunteer engagement. UAO also directs university-wide enrollment efforts for special populations, including the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of underrepresented minority students (incl. BIPOC and first-generation college students) and international students. The office coordinates these functions for Cornell's undergraduate divisions (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Business; College of Human Ecology; School of Industrial and Labor Relations) and annually participates in freshman application review in the three largest undergraduate colleges.
The Associate Director of Admissions/Coordinator for Diversity Outreach & Strategic Partnerships will provide leadership for undergraduate diversity enrollment efforts nationwide and work with recruitment staff, undergraduate colleges and schools, and other university offices to develop and implement recruitment plans for diverse prospective and admitted students. Provide leadership for the diversity outreach and recruitment team, including day-to- day supervision of staff and student workers. Coordinate programs for prospective and admitted students. Responsible for management and coordination of large-scale yield program "Diversity Hosting" as well as other campus-wide admissions diversity outreach and yield events. Manage access and community-based organization engagement and pathway development, as well as recruitment activities and high school counselor relationships for a specified geographic area, and perform other general admissions/recruitment activities (including admissions application review and committee participation; program budget management).
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*Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
*Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
*Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible position. This position is located on the Ithaca campus.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. No visa sponsorship is provided for this position.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree or equivalent. More than three but less than five years of admissions experience or student services experience or equivalent combination. Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and writing abilities required. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Strong organizational skills required. Supervisory skills required. Demonstrated commitment to and success at recruiting and enrolling multicultural students. Must be able to travel 4-6 weeks per year.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree preferred. Direct experience with admissions and recruitment in a highly selective and competitive environment. Experience with Slate/Technolutions desirable.
If interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume.
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