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Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment

Hamilton, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 06/21/16


Job Description:
Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university, is a very special place to work. Comprised of a diverse, global group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, the quality of our staff is critical to preserving our high standards of education. To ensure that quality, we nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff virtually free opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits, and even a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our diverse, friendly staff can be found kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, participating in outdoor recreation cooking or bouldering events, attending lectures and working out together at our state of the art gym facilities. Considered one of the nation's most beautiful campuses, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, their outstanding scholarship, and our local, national and global communities. With 2,800 undergraduates, it is one of the largest national liberal arts colleges. Admission to the university is highly competitive, with approximately 8,500 candidates applying each year. The size supports a lively community of diverse interests and enables the university to offer a wider range of courses than exists at many liberal arts colleges. The university has enjoyed significant success in attracting students from diverse backgrounds; applications from multicultural students have led to a student body with 30% percent students of color.

The Office of Admission is based in The Hurwitz Admission Center in James B. Colgate Hall. A $2.5 million project, The Hurwitz Admission Center opened in March 2014. The office provides an outstanding campus visit experience, welcoming approximately 7,000 student visitors each year. The admission staff oversees a robust student volunteer program and Alumni Admission Program, manages an extensive communication plan encompassing electronic and print publications, and provides ample support for admission officers to participate in professional development opportunities and organizations.

The Assistant/Senior Assistant/Associate, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, (DOE) will serve as both a regional manager, mid-level manager and primary liaison to the Office of Communications. This individual will participate in a team-oriented working environment to implement communication strategies for our prospective first year students and transfer students. Colgate's Office of Admission communication includes all print communication, electronic communication and a strong social media presence. This individual will work frequently with the Office of Communication as well as on-campus colleagues and third party vendors. This individual must possess experience in proofreading, managing budgets and a CRM system. In addition to communication liaison responsibilities, this position includes a modified travel schedule (normally 3-5 weeks/year) by various modes of transportation in a variety of locations. This position requires involvement in all phases of the recruitment and selection process -- travel, application review, information sessions and interviewing -- and communicates with prospective students, families, counselors, and alumni in an assigned geographic territory.

Essential Functions: This position will have the following responsibilities and accountabilities:

Accountable for serving as both a regional manager and a mid/senior level manager. Accountable for efficiently using research/data/trends to implement a print and electronic communication strategy across multiple technology platforms. Accountable for sharing the Colgate message with prospective students in line with Colgate standards. Responsible for effective work with the Office of Communications as well as on-campus partners and third party vendors. Responsible for all aspects of prospective student search. Responsible for supervision and work quality of admission officers as assigned. Responsible for working with the International Coordinator and Multicultural Coordinator to ensure message is appropriate for all populations. Responsible for management of the overall admission communication budget. Accountable for familiarity with and compliance to NCAA recruiting rules.


(Education and Experience): Behavioral Competencies

Change Management: Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Creativity and Innovation: Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Effective Communication: Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Leadership and Teamwork: Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Personal Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Problem Solving and Decision Making: Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Sustainability: Understands the impact of decision-making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: - A Master's degree is preferred.
- A Bachelor's degree is required. Employment experience in selective admissions with experience working on communication projects preferred.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
- Must maintain a familiarity with all applicable NCAA rules and will be responsible for compliance with such rules.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high comfort level with public speaking before large groups required, and an ability to effectively engage audiences through dynamic oral presentations is essential.
- Demonstrated understanding of the liberal arts and ability to communicate the value of a liberal arts education to students and other outside constituents.
- Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information pertaining to application review and other admission initiatives.
- A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy is required.
- Passport eligibility is required.

To Apply:

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