Assistant Director Admission/Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
This position lends expertise to the strategic enrollment for diversity and inclusion for College of the Holy Cross. Responsibilities involve participation in a full range of admission activities including representing the College to a variety of outside constituencies, developing and implementing recruitment and travel strategies, interviewing applicants and working with families, reviewing applications, public speaking, leading and assisting in office projects and programs, and working closely with college staff and faculty. Responsible for prospect management, travel and increasing the quality, diversity and inclusiveness of the candidate pool in a range of geographic areas. The Assistant Director of Admission/Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Admission. Works collaboratively with the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Affairs and the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team (DLT).
Major Areas of Responsibility
Recruit students through on-campus, digital, and off-campus information sessions, high school visits and tours, email correspondence, and one-on-one meetings with counselors, students, and families
Coordinates all on-campus programming targeting ALANA and first generation students
Manage the travel, transcript and file evaluation
Participates in the Admission committee selection process
Demonstrates a commitment to equity and access in education, and a strong interest in contributing to office-wide recruitment efforts with particular focus on achieving college enrollment goals for diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated success in recruiting, excellent writing abilities, and strong technology skills are desired.
Bachelor's degree required
Three to five years of experience in working college admissions with particular focus on ALANA student recruitment
Understanding of the value of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition.
Excellent strategic thinking abilities
Cultural competency required
Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
Valid driver's license
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)