Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the south and one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States seeks to further its efforts of interracial education by hiring a Coordinator of Minority Recruitment and Services. Strategically placed in one of two primary markets for the College, Louisville KY or Cincinnati OH, this field based position will require frequent travel throughout the region, weekend and evening work, in addition to some campus based responsibilities at the main office located in Berea, KY.
Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment & Services coordinates the strategic planning and implementation of on- and off-campus minority student recruitment. The College’s commitment to interracial education is of high importance therefore the Coordinator will identify new markets and opportunities to further diversify the College’s incoming classes using data, trends and research. Furthermore, the Coordinator is tasked with developing relationships and serving as a liaison with organizations and constituents throughout the region who serve minority populations. This person serves as a liaison to the Carter G Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center and other Centers to support the retention and success of minority students. Lastly, the Coordinator works closely with Admissions Counselors to help guide their recruitment efforts and serves on the Admissions Leadership Team.
In addition, the Coordinator must have aptitude with presentation and public speaking skills, basic technology capabilities, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks while working independently from out of their home, without daily supervision.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living to...gether. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.