Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Admissions Office . This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This positon serves as a member of the Office of Admissions leadership team and is focused on enrolling diverse, highly talented, underserved students who are able to succeed and thrive at Washington University in St. Louis. These students may include but are not limited to low income/Pell eligible, First Generation College, Students of Color, or part of special populations such as U.S. veterans. Reporting to the Director, the Sr. Associate will collaborate to develop a strategic plan promoting WashU’s programs and positioning the university as a leader in providing access for talented underrepresented students and supporting their success. He/she will work with the Admissions and Financial Aid Office leadership team to provide guidance, training, and direction on outreach and communication to external organizations, underrepresented students, and their families. The Sr. Associate Director will build strong relationships with on-campus partners to develop new and existing programs for outreach and long-term student success. He/she will also establish strategic relationships with external organizations committed to college access. The Sr. Associate Director will supervise a team of Senior Assistant/Assistant Directors whose responsibilities will include a focus on recruiting diverse populations.
The Sr. Associate Director of Inclusion will travel and represent Washington University at national events, programs, panels, and professional organizations.
The incumbent will work collaboratively with the leadership team, He/she possesses the ability to influence people, solve problems, relate to diverse populations, think creatively, and drive change.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Outreach and relationship development
Establish and develop strategic external relationships and pipeline programs with college access organizations around the country. Some organizations may involve special recruitment and selection to build a continuous cohort of students from these organizations on campus.
Build and strengthen the university’s local commitment to students from St. Louis Public Schools and Community Colleges by visiting schools, creating special visit and outreach programs, and strengthening communication.
Work with the Director to develop outreach strategies that reflect Washington University’s values and uniqueness; optimize interaction with access programs, prospective students, parents, counselors, and other constituents.
Develop and maintain strategic internal relationships with on-campus partners such as College Advising Corp, Office of Student Success, High School Summer Scholars Program, First-Year Summer Academic Program, WashU College Prep Program, WashU ROTC, Government & Community Relations, and WashU Scholarship programs to build pipeline and transition programs, and to support student retention and success.
Supervise a Senior Assistant Director whose responsibilities will include a focus on inclusion and access initiatives.
Travel nationally to represent Washington University at events, programs, and professional organizations. Focus on visiting college access organizations and schools, and interacting with students, parents, and guidance counselors.
Perform general admissions office responsibilities such as conducting on-campus presentations, interviewing students, and meeting with families and counselors.
Programming and Training
Develop new on-and off-campus programs and initiatives to encourage underserved students and their families to consider WashU as their first-choice institution.
Provide guidance, training, and direction to admissions officers regarding outreach to underserved populations as part of their travel, recruitment, and yield strategies.
Collaborate with financial aid staff to effectively communicate the institution’s policy of meeting 100% demonstrated need for all admitted students.
Collaborate with the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment to provide professional development for staff through mentoring, workshops, conferences, professional associations, panels, on-campus opportunities, and training on diversity and inclusion topics.
Strategic Planning, Selection and Leadership
Work with the Director to develop a strategic plan to promote programs that attract and enroll highly talented, diverse students, and position WashU as a leader in access and success for underserved students.
Participate with admissions selection committees to identify and select highly talented underserved students; direct admissions partnership programs for special selection; and provide general oversight for students who have worked with CBOs, key access organizations, and charter schools, or who represent special populations.
Work closely with the Director, Sr. Associate Director of Recruitment, and the Vice Provost’s leadership team in high-level strategic discussions and decision-making processes. Keep them abreast of inclusion and access related programs and events on- and off-campus and recommend best practices for inclusion and access.
Perform other duties as assigned
BA/BS required. 7-10 years of significant work experience in Admissions, College Access, or Diversity Recruitment.
Expertise with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Outstanding communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to interpret data.
Strong project management skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Ability to conduct compelling admissions presentations that communicate WashU’s welcoming and inclusive campus community.
Ability to drive change and develop new initiatives and establish priorities.
Excellent decision-making skills.
Ability to supervise others to manage projects and accomplish goals.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.
Excellent project management skills with ability to see projects through to completion.
Willingness to work hard; have good sense of humor; and maintain positive attitude.
Ability to work outside of standard University work hours.
Possess cross cultural sensitivity.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent judgment and ability to see the “big picture” to meet all institutional goals.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
The hiring range for this position is $58,441 - $76,011 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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