Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences - Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions - Admiss in Ithaca, New York
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest undergraduate college at Cornell and consists of approximately 4,600 undergraduates, 1,370 graduate students, 600 faculty, 40 academic departments, and 300 staff. The college receives almost 35,000 undergraduate applications per year.
The Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity plays an integral role in the Office of Admissions of the College of Arts and Sciences, assisting the Director in the creation, implementation, and coordination of recruitment, selection, and yield activities programs specifically for underrepresented and underserved student cohorts.
More specifically, the Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity is responsible for continuing to build and implement, under the guidance of the Director of Admissions, a diversity recruitment program that aligns with the strategic goals of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Assistant/Associate Director for Diversity develops and maintains relationships with strategic partners across the University (e.g. the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), the Undergraduate Admissions Office (UAO) as well as community-based organizations, and manages the selection of prospective students for POSSE, New York State's Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and Cornell's Pre-Freshman Summer Program (PSP).
The Assistant/Associate Director counsels prospective students on how to apply for admission to the College and conducts information sessions. The Assistant/Associate Director also coordinates and executes the selection process for an admissions region for which they will be responsible.
Working title will be commensurate with level of experience/education of selected candidate. The minimum salary for this position is $60,346.
This position will work remotely until approved to return to campus.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Bachelor's degree required; minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in an admissions office or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail, and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks. Proven record of meeting tight deadlines.
Must possess sound judgment, ability to respond in a professional manner, and demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality in working effectively with all constituents (including staff, faculty, advisers, applicants, and families) throughout the admissions process.
Ability to function well as both a team player and individually.
A high level of both verbal and written communication skills, including ability to represent the College of Arts and Sciences in presentations.
Working knowledge of word processing, data analysis, and spreadsheet programs.
The successful candidate should possess a thorough understanding of, and a deep commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education in the 21stcentury.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of highly selective holistic admissions process for selective to highly selective US universities. Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems in higher education, such as Slate.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 4, 2021. To be considered you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
University Job Title:Admissions Associate II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Tara Wilder
Number of Openings:1
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