Assistant Director of Admission/Coordinator of Access & Inclusion Recruitment
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: o4kahfwz
Suffolk University is pleased to announce the career opportunity of Assistant Director of Admission/Coordinator of Access & Inclusion Recruitment! Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admission, the Assistant Director of Admission/Coordinator of Access & Inclusion Recruitment works as part of an admissions unit responsible for the recruitment and admission of undergraduate students. The candidate will help guide prospective students and families through the steps to enrollment, and be involved in a range of virtual and on/off campus recruitment activities including school visits, college fairs, transfer programs, counselor meetings and applicant interviews. The candidate will review and evaluate admission applications, create/launch diversity and access programming for prospective students and families, and work collaboratively with community-based organizations. They will serve as the admission liaison to the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion and Center for Academic Access and Opportunity, and help coordinate enrollment efforts for first generation college students and those with historically marginalized identities and backgrounds.
Represent the University both virtually and in-person at college fairs, secondary schools, community-based organizations (CBOs), and community colleges. Travel/recruit approximately 10-12 weeks between the fall and spring semesters. Conduct virtual and on/off-campus interviews with students and families as requested. Demonstrate understanding of Suffolk University's mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how our urban location presents a unique opportunity for prospective students. Candidate must be able to think strategically about their recruitment market, and take a creative approach to increase the enrollment of first generation college students and those with historically marginalized identities and backgrounds.
Responsible for the timely and accurate evaluation of approximately 800-1,000 freshman applicants, and issuing admission decisions and rankings for honors consideration or special financial aid merit programs. Counsels applicants, their families, school counselors, CBOs, and advisors on Suffolk University's admission policies and procedures.
Primary project-based work will include, but is not limited to, the following:
Research, develop, and implement strategic diversity and access recruitment initiatives in concurrence with University goals.
Develop virtual and on/off campus programs and admission and aid workshops for prospective students, families, school counselors, and CBO advisors.
Work collaboratively with campus partners to create appropriate trainings on diversity, equity, and inclusion for admission staff.
Represent the Office of Undergraduate Admission on university committees focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Assist the Director of Undergraduate Admission with tracking enrollment trends for diverse student populations.
Serve as the admissions liaison to the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Academic Access and Opportunity, and Suffolk's Upward Bound office.
Collaborate with the Career Center on career preparation workshops for incoming students.
Strengthen existing relationships with the Boston Public and Charter Schools (BPS), school counseling community, and CBOs.
Work with campus partners and the Office of Marketing and Communications to develop recruitment resources for students and families from historically marginalized backgrounds and first generation college students.
Manage the selection process and yield efforts for the Nathan R. Miller Scholars Program.
Assist in the promotion of Suffolk University's scholarship for first generation college students.
Work with the academic deans on dual enrollment partnerships.
Help coordinate application generation and yield events such as area receptions, Open Houses, and Suffolk Showcase. Assist the Welcome Center in conducting virtual and on-campus information sessions and programming for students and families.
Assist the Director of Admission in the onboarding, training, and mentorship of entry-level staff members, and other duties as assigned.
At least 2-3 years of experience working in college admission and recruitment
Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred.
Prior experience and passion for working with students with historically marginalized identities and backgrounds strongly preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills - ability to speak publicly in front of small and large audiences.
Bilingual candidate preferred, but not required.
Strong creativity and innovation; willingness to try new approaches to achieve desired objectives.
Strong time management, attention to detail, and ability to meet strict, frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency with technology including Word, Excel, CRM systems (preferably Slate), social media, Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams etc.
Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants, families, CBO advisors, transfer advisors, and secondary school counselors.
Ability to work a rigorous schedule and flexible hours with some evening and weekend work.
Ability and comfort with traveling for recruitment in the fall and spring months, including yield events.
Must have at least two years of driving experience and have a valid driver's license from the U.S. or U.S. Territories; must submit to an annual driver record check and maintain an acceptable driving record per university and/or insurance carrier requirements; must complete the University driver safety training within 60 days of hire and additional driver training as needed.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.