Reporting to the UMN Morris Director of Admissions, the Assistant or Associate Director of Admissions is responsible for oversight of the university’s efforts to identify, recruit, evaluate and enroll students who are traditionally underserved in higher education, and will work with campus collaborators in implementing this work on the UMN Morris campus. This is a 12 month, 100% time position and has the potential of being regionally based.
The Assistant or Associate Director of Admissions will provide leadership in recruitment and outreach efforts for racial and ethnic populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education for the Office of Admissions at the Morris campus, working collaboratively with partners across campus, cultivating relationships with key constituents, including prospective students, parents and guardians, high school counselors, community leaders, secondary school teachers and administrators, and community-based organizations, and manage a recruitment territory that includes representation of both UMN Morris and UMN Crookston.
Lead the design and execution of a recruitment plan that is tailored to the outreach and recruitment for racial and ethnic populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including BIPOC students.
Complete application review of, and follow-up with, prospective international applicants.
Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Coordinate and execute a college recruitment management plan that applies an effective hybrid mix of in-person and virtual recruitment, over-the-phone communication, and other methods of relationship building within multicultural communities.
Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including prospective students, parents and guardians, high school counselors, community leaders, secondary school teachers and administrators, with specific focus on multicultural outreach.
Provide and lead training workshops to current admissions staff on best practices to most effectively serve diverse student populations.
Proactively recruit top students to UMN Morris and UMN Crookston within an assigned geographic market, and represent the campuses at high school and community presentations and college fairs in Minnesota and surrounding states.
Meet with prospective students and parents to provide individual counseling on educational options and alternatives.
Independently review applications and make admission recommendations based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility.
Model and promote respect and effective partnerships in advancing both campus’s efforts to build inclusive, respectful campus communities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Four years of progressive responsibility in undergraduate admissions and recruitment or related experience.
A demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the value of a liberal arts education.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with an active understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals representing diverse backgrounds.
A demonstrated track record of success in achieving stated outcomes.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (including verbal, written, and presentation).
A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Valid driver's license; ability to work nights and weekends and travel as needed.
Three to five years of progressive responsibility in undergraduate admissions and recruitment or related experience in a higher-education setting.
A master’s degree is preferred.
This position will be filled at either the Assistant Director or Associate Director level dependent on experience.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.