Under the direction of the Director of Admissions, the Associate Director will serve as a key member of the Office of Admissions leadership team. He/she will provide high-level management of major project areas, and will take a leadership role in staff training, supervision, and professional development. The Associate(s) will participate fully in all aspects of the admissions recruitment and selection process, including travel to high schools and college fairs, interviewing, and the evaluation and selection of candidates.
The Associate Director(s) will be solely responsible for the oversight of major project areas that can include a combination of the following:
Management of front office/visitor center operations, including supervising staff and student employees; provide guidance and supervision to major visit initiatives including tour guide program, alumnae program, interviewer program and campus tour programs.
Management and coordination of first year and transfer selection process; development and implementation of evaluation training, including supervision of staff readers; hiring, training and supervision of part-time readers; development of reading schedule; supervision and training of graduate assistant; coordination with operations staff during selection process
Multicultural recruitment and outreach with college access organizations; management and coordination of event programs for underrepresented populations, including fall and spring program initiatives; provide guidance, training, and direction to admissions staff regarding inclusive outreach strategies to underserved populations as part of travel and recruitment; collaborate with Director of Admissions to provide professional development for staff on diversity and inclusion topics
Management and implementation of online data systems, including providing training and supervision to staff and student employees
Required Qualification Summary:
Bachelor's degree from a liberal arts institution. Graduate degree, although not required, is desirable.
Five years or more of experience in college or university admissions.
Willingness and ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time.
Valid driver's license.
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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the adva...ncement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.