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
Essential Duties Summary
Assist the Dean of Enrollment Management and Director in the recommendation and formulation of specific policies and procedures in the first-year and transfer selection process.
Represent the Admissions Office in annual travel, including making high school visits, attending national conferences and participating in special recruitment activities.
Assist in the reading and selection of first-year and transfer applicants and serve as a member of the Admissions Standing Committee.
Interview first-year applicants.
Handle telephone and email inquiries about applicants, requirements, status of applications, decisions, etc.
Represent the office, in the Dean and Director's absence, at various meetings as instructed by the Dean and Director.
Provide input as a senior staff member on staff and departmental issues for the Dean and Director's attention.
Carry out other special projects as assigned by the Dean and Director.
EEO Statement Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Additional Information Posting is for two positions. Associate Director, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment Associate Director, Coordinator of the First-Year Application Review and the Visitor Experience Please indicate your interest in the specific position in your cover letter.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understanding of the values of a liberal arts education for women and the ability to articulate them effectively
Strong organizational, planning, time management skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work independently and make distinctions among competitive applicants
Demonstrated presentation skills
Solid understanding of issues affecting underrepresented and other diverse populations in college admissions
Strong knowledge about recruiting underrepresented populations
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
Possess cross-cultural sensitivity
Effective and persuasive communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to supervise a staff and direct the work flow of other staff members.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
High personal energy level and stamina.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
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.
Preferred Qualification Summary
Familiarity of Technolutions Slate a plus
Physical Demands Summary
Ability to lift items weighing as much as 25 lbs.
Ability to perform customary office tasks such as sitting, walking, standing, computing and answering telephone for moderate to prolonged periods of time combined with light to moderate reaching, bending and lifting