The assistant director will have major responsibilities executing the recruitment and selection of diverse scholars and will develop and implement strategic plans to promote the program in North Carolina and beyond. The position reports to the senior associate director of Park Scholarships.
Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:
Direct the Park Scholarships recruitment strategy and activities, including:
Update, create, and distribute written communication (e.g., printed materials, emails, website updates, and social media content) for prospective students and families
Recruit, train, and oversee the Park Ambassadors – students, alumni, family, and friends who conduct recruiting activities in a volunteer capacity, both in North Carolina and out-of-state
Oversee, implement, and continue to develop the ongoing Plan for Diversity Recruitment, Selection and Yield and advise the Diversity Student Task Force on recruitment initiatives
Organize yield efforts
Coordinate and liaise with the Park Scholarships endorsing high schools
Represent the Park Scholarships program at recruiting events such as the annual NACAC, SACAC, National Scholarships Providers Association, and Undergraduate Scholars Program Administrators Association conferences, as well as on the university-wide Open House Committee and Recruiter’s Roundtable
Assist in the administration of the Park Scholarships application and selection processes, including:
Identify and lead the department’s use of appropriate systems and technologies to maintain an efficient, effective, secure application process
Play a substantial role in the review of application materials and Selection Committee evaluations.
Annually update the Park Scholarships application, endorsement forms, and Selection Committee training materials
Assist with handling written, phone, and in-person inquiries from applicants, parents, high school officials, Selection Committee members, alumni, faculty, etc.
Coordinate semifinal interview arrangements for 13 regions; assist with the coordination of on-campus Final Selection Activities; participate in semifinal interview events and Final Selection Activities. Oversee and train student volunteers
Additional duties as assigned
The Assistant Director, Recruiting and Selection must be able to:
Demonstrate commitment to and proficiency in diverse, inclusive, and equitable recruiting and selection practices
Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations
Learn and use appropriate technologies and systems to manage candidate data
Attend to details well
Work proactively, both independently and with a team
Manage multiple and competing priorities, projects, and deadlines
Demonstrate superior judgment
Interact confidently and effectively with a wide variety of constituents: high-ability students, parents, high school officials, alumni, university faculty and administrators, volunteers, and others
Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills
Travel independently to sites across North Carolina and the United States
Work occasional nights and weekends
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years experience or master’s degree and 2 years experience required; at least 5 years experience in a relevant field preferred. Preference for experience with:
College/university admissions, especially with highly selective admissions processes
Admissions-related systems and technologies
Project and/or event management
Training and managing volunteers
A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of the start date is required.
Open until filled; review of resumes to begin immediately with interviews to begin in July. Candidates invited to interviews will be asked to bring a sample of an actual project plan and written communication(s) they created, and to give a brief talk.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to be determined based on experience, within the range of $50,000-$56,000.
Internal Number: PG190990EP
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