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Job ID: 1732 - Unclassified - FT
Miami University’s Office of Admission seeks an experienced, seasoned supervisor, leader, and effective implementer to fill its senior admission officer role responsible for advancing its broad-ranging and aggressive diversity goals. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Director of Admission, the Senior Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives will play a critical senior-level leadership role within the Office of Admission, the division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) and the broader University as it relates to advancing diversity. This position will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of a coordinated, multi-dimensional, and proactive strategic diversity plan within the Office of Admission while coordinating recruitment and support efforts across the University community.
The Senior Associate Director will develop and lead the implementation of an Office of Admission diversity plan that is consistent with Miami University’s 2020 Strategic Plan, EMSS and admission goals related to advancing diversity, which includes plans for the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of underrepresented students, including but not limited to ethnic/racial diversity, socio-economic status, first generation, sexual orientation, and other non-majority populations.
A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in admission, higher education, or a related field. Candidate must be politically savvy and diplomatic, possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, have a proven record of developing relationships and building rapport with internal and external constituencies, and demonstrate the ability to successfully manage a staff to ensure a climate of collaboration and teamwork, while encouraging professional development and continued improvement at the same time. Must be able to provide leadership and mentoring, but work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, as well.
Must be familiar with contemporary recruitment strategies, national demographic trends, and current research in the admission field, including a demonstrated commitment to and evidence of success at recruiting and enrolling diverse students. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer systems and various software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; must be able to perform extensive overnight travel and possess a valid driver’s license.
Master’s degree and seven years of experience in admission, higher education, or a related field. Experience working with data for the purpose of strategic decision-making preferred. Familiarity with Banner and working with other relational databases highly desired.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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