Title: Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
Posted On: 06/20/2018
Institute: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
The Division of Enrollment Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. The Enrollment Management division is comprised of more than 150 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, One Stop, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the University Registrar. Duties/Responsibilities: Develop and coordinate strategic recruitment initiatives designed to attract competitive in-state and out-of-state students, first time freshman and transfer students from diverse backgrounds. Work closely with recruitment staff to ensure recruitment goals are met and contribute positively to overall enrollment goals for the University. As a member of the Undergraduate Admissions Diversity Recruitment team, the Coordinator participates in state, regional and national recruitment efforts. This position will strategically focus on diversity efforts in the broadest sense (racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic, first-gen, socioeconomic, rural, etc.). Represent the university at on and off-campus recruitment events, and review applicants for admission to the university. This position will also work closely with the Associate Director overseeing the Minority Enhancement for The University of Tennessee Recruitment Team (ME4UT), strategic planning, assessment, event planning and management. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Professional experience in admissions, counseling, or advising at a regionally accredited college or university. Experience giving oral presentations. Experience creating, managing and assessing events, particularly those serving diverse students and families. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to establish and maintain broad-based and diverse coalitions of community-based organizations, religious organizations and communities. Attention to detail, listening and interpersonal skills. Ability to independently and strategically plan visits, events and presentations. Ability to lift, transport and distribute objects up to 40 pounds. Excellent oral presentation, public speaking, and written communication skills. Ability to problem solve and research solutions. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of university travel policies. Comprehensive knowledge of admissions process including extensive knowledge of policies and practices influencing the enrollment of students. Ability to work with new technologies and all forms of social media to enhance recruitment. Experience in advising, mentoring and/or event planning for diverse high school and/or college students. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, data driven decision making and relationship building. Territory management, report building and maintenance, and the use of data driven decision making for planning and strategy development. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and the name, address and telephone number of three references.
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