The Assistant Director of Diversity and Access represents the admissions office and the University in a variety of settings on and off campus without any supervision and must make decisions to conduct oneself appropriately and responsibly, commit accurate information about the University, admissions, financial aid, and majors to the public, give recommendations to and counsel prospective students, families, school counselors and other public audiences. In addition, Assistant Directors plan, implement and administer programs and initiatives designed to target, recruit and enroll new undergraduates. The Assistant Director for Diversity and Access is primarily responsible for developing and implementing initiatives for diverse student populations that complement the overall recruitment and communication plan. In addition, the Assistant Director for Diversity and Access serves as the contact for college advisors and college access programs. They will coordinate efforts with other campus partners focused on the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of students from diverse backgrounds.
The Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity and Access reports to the Senior Associate Director of Admissions. Applicants with no direct college admissions experience will not be reviewed and should not apply. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to reach a diverse population of students.
Serve as the contact for college advisors and college access programs.
Coordinate efforts with other campus partners focused on the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Advise and counsel prospective freshman and transfer applicants regarding educational opportunities at UNC Charlotte, admission criteria, policies and application procedures.
Conduct recruitment travel in the fall and spring. Responsible for planning and preparing for assigned travel.
Manage and implement a variety of projects and/or programs geared toward the recruitment of new students.
Read and evaluate applications for admission for freshmen and transfer students.
Minimum requirements are a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
3-5 years of college admissions experience with increasing levels of responsibility in college admissions.
Experience specifically with recruitment of diverse student populations is strongly preferred.
Willingness to travel domestically and work non-traditional hours as needed, a valid passport and driver’s license is required.
Experience rendering competitive admissions decision for first year and transfer applicants.
Prior admissions experience at a large public institution, similar to UNC Charlotte.
Internal Number: EHRA 000963
About The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Located 9 miles from Uptown Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing university in North Carolina and one of the fastest growing universities in the country. As the state’s urban research university, UNC Charlotte leverages its location in North Carolina’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. Nearly 30,000 students strong, UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the dynamic and growing Charlotte region.