This position is responsible for 1) Expanding and implementing the university’s recruitment and yield strategy for students who identify as Hispanic/Latinx 2) Working with University Guides/Diversity Ambassadors on diversity-related initiatives 3) Developing, in coordination with Director of Campus Visit, a comprehensive tour guide training program with emphasis on diversity and inclusion 4) General admissions counselor responsibilities including territory management, application review, campus visit support, and application decision-making
Bachelor’s degree required.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Student recruitment experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience, particularly with a demonstrated ability to recruit diverse student populations, including Black/African American, Asian, Native American, Bi-Racial/Multiracial and Hispanic/Latinx populations. This also includes and is not limited to other areas of identified diversity on Elon's Campus. Clear competency of diversity and its values as it relates to higher education and in organizations. Understanding of the legality of diversity as it pertains to higher education and recruitment. Bilingual (Spanish and English) strongly preferred; at a minimum, the ability to understand and to make one's self understood to all Spanish speaking individuals.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive Strategy with the Director of Diversity Recruitment with a specific focus on Hispanic/Latinx populations
Manage relationships with community-based organizations around the United States, namely in North Carolina
Develops and fosters strong relationships with high school guidance counselors, independent counselors, community-based organizations, career centers and outreach organizations
Is responsible for developing and implementing a recruitment plan for students from traditionally underrepresented populations to meet university enrollment goals.
Plans and implements a program of travel to increase number of visits to diverse high schools
Serve as member of the Odyssey Program selection committee
Researches inquiry, application and enrollment trends for underrepresented populations
Organizes and hosts off-campus receptions in travel territories if applicable. This also includes and is not limited to diversity-themed receptions
Maintains planning of college day programs, individual visits and financial reporting
Identifies and records students who are highly interested in Elon or who are a good fit
Other duties as assigned Marketing/Communication
Review and update admissions website Spanish communication throughout admissions cycle
Plans and implements a program of communication with diverse populations of students and their families to increase the number of applications and matriculants; assists with the development of appropriate publications to meet these goals
Identifies students interested in special programs or activities and takes necessary steps to ensure that they receive information
Recruit from and increase yield in primary travel territory
Prepares independent travel schedule to include high school visits and college fairs, during an 8-10 week period, including fall and spring
Evaluates success of previous years' travel
With the Director of Diversity Recruitment, identifies and plans travel in new areas
Manages a personal expense report online via Elon's procurement card site
Other duties as assigned
Supports campus visit program by conducting campus interviews/information sessions with prospective students and their families (including Saturday rotation)
Plans and implements special events, including Phoenix Fusion, GAME Day, Diversity receptions and other campus recruitment events
Assists in the recruitment and training of an admissions intern(s) and Elon Diversity Ambassadors, a student group to support university diversity recruitment efforts
Support and train admissions tour guide team in diversity, equity and inclusion workshops
Assists with campus visits, group visitors, weekend events and other special events of the Admissions Office
Assists with the implementation of weekend events including Open Houses, Orientations and Scholarship days
Assists with completing applications for underrepresented populations
Supports holistic review of application
Compiles and evaluates applications; consults high school guidance offices and students to complete files for decisions
Pulls completed files from assigned territory and completes the initial review of the application. Quotas to be read per day will be assigned on an as-needed basis, depending on the number of applications received
Participates in admissions committee meetings to finalize admitted students from both Early Action and Regular Deadline pools
Serves as the Counselor of the Day on a rotating basis, responsible for taking and following up on incoming calls from prospective students, parents and guidance counselors
Other duties as assigned
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.
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