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Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment College of Engineering Cornell University

posted May 6, 2014, 11:41 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment

College of Engineering

Cornell University


The Assistant/Associate of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment works closely with the Director, providing counsel and assistance in the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of freshman and transfer students with a leadership role in the recruitment and yield of multicultural students to the College. The Assistant/Associate will manage the review and evaluation processes for freshman applications from a specific region as well as present general information sessions. 


In coordination with the Engineering Admissions staff, the Assistant/Associate develops and implements new and measurable recruitment strategies based on research conducted on targeted populations to enhance the College of Engineering’s capacity to recruit, select, and enroll students from backgrounds underrepresented in Engineering (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, and First Generation College Students). The Assistant/Associate Director will coordinate a diversity focused communications plan in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Diversity Programs in Engineering Office. He or she will also provide leadership and support for on- and off-campus recruitment and outreach programs including overnight visitation programs, admissions workshops, and information sessions.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of 3-4 years of undergraduate admissions experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, active listening skills, and outstanding customer service skills. Ability to work within a team framework, while taking the initiative to develop, coordinate, and manage specific projects. Experience in developing, implementing, and managing student recruitment programs targeting underrepresented minorities, women, First Generation College Students, and students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Knowledge and understanding of undergraduate student outreach, recruitment, and admissions issues germane to diverse high school and transfer student populations. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Applications may be submitted via the Cornell Human Resources web site: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html