Assistant or Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions (Access & Diversity)

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Department: Admissions
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Admissions

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE: 1.0
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 10

Position Overview:
Working in close coordination with the Access Team in the Admissions office, the Assistant/Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions manages the design and execution of critical outreach, recruitment, and yield programs for underrepresented students and their families, including oversight of fly-in programming initiatives, to ensure that Carleton continues to improve its recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.

Reports to the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, the Assistant/Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions will be highly involved with the division's outreach, recruitment and enrollment of bright, highly engaged, and diverse students with an eye towards enhancing the college's profile with important programs, community-based organizations, and other relevant access partners.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Has primary responsibility for managing the division's fly-in programs, including oversight of promotion, application review, a team-based selection process, invitation, yield and event coordination of, coordinating division staffing for relevant recruitment travel.
  • Serves as a member of the Admissions Access Team.
  • Coordinates and manages Access Team-driven portions of Carleton's virtual and on-campus recruitment and yield programs.
  • Liaises with visits and communications teams, to ensure proper messaging and support for Access team initiatives.
  • Serves as Community Based Organization (CBO) partnership manager, with responsibility for putting together a comprehensive partnership plan contingent on maintaining existing partnerships and cultivating new ones with best-fit CBO's.
  • Leverages Technolution's Slate CRM to communicate, recruit, and monitor engagement with students, parents, college counselors and other relevant influencers.
  • Participates in all aspects of the general admission cycle, including:
    • Maintaining a recruitment territory, working in consultation with the Director and others to design and execute targeted recruitment travel.
  • Reading of first-year and transfer applications; with the intent to recommend students for admission.
  • Leading information sessions, to provide a refined overview of the liberal arts experience at Carleton.
  • Conducting on-and off-campus individual interviews, to assess a student's interest in and fit for admission.
  • Advising prospective students on admission and financial aid policies and practices in written and verbal communication.
  • Reporting and monitoring.
  • Works to create and encourage an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment in admissions that actively supports prospective students and their families.
  • Represents the College to external agencies and groups ,including attending regional, national, and international conferences and meetings to maintain the College's visibility.
  • Coordinates special projects/tasks and/or directs divisional programming events, in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean & Director of Admissions or other senior members of the staff.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Admissions. In consultation with the Vice President and Dean and Senior Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, the Assistant/Senior Assistant Dean with implement diversity-related recruitment strategies and devise yield strategies for the general admitted student population.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree.
  • A valid driver's license and passport.
  • Assistant Dean level - two to three years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, with demonstrable oversight of access and inclusion programming.
  • Senior Assistant Dean level - two to three years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, with leadership of access and inclusions programs.
  • Dynamic understanding of the nature and aims of a selective, residential liberal arts college.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues with clarity.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, and abilities to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-volume environment.
  • A commitment to strengthening inclusion, diversity, and equity at the divisional and institutional level.
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated commitment to supporting a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and religion, among other factors.
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation in problem solving and strategy implementation.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for counseling students and families.
  • A willingness to work extended and weekend hours during peak periods.
  • Leadership skills: Highly collaborative, optimistic, lead-by-example, empathetic, patient, and fun.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with and knowledge of Slate CRM.
    Master's Degree.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by June 20, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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