Associate or Senior Associate Director of Admission for Diversity and Inclusion
Marian University is a Catholic applied liberal arts community that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.
Marian University invites applications for a full-time Associate/Senior Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity and Inclusion reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management. This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by leading the recruitment and retention efforts to increase and celebrate the diversity of the student population of traditional undergraduate students.
The essential functions of this position are to serve as an active member of the Enrollment team; participates in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies supporting diversity and inclusion. Work closely with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Senior Vice President for University Relations, and the Senior Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion to cultivate and maintain a collaborative relationship with specific Milwaukee Public Schools as well as other schools and community organizations as a part of the University’s commitment to creating and promoting an inclusive community. Serve as an active member of the Marian University Inclusion Task Force. Create special programs and research projects and implement strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations. Identify, recruits and enrolls prospective students in an assigned geographic territory, uses past data to plan and arrange all phases of travel. Manage high school visits, attendance at college and career fairs, including the Wisconsin Education Fairs, home visits, campus visits, and financial aid discussions. Identifies guest speaker opportunities at community events and represents Marian University in doing so. Establish and maintains effective relationships with school counselors through visits and special programs. Positively represents Marian University and its core values to advance its strategic agenda of increasing enrollment, retention, and overall institutional quality. Research and provides accurate information about Marian University’s degree programs, admission procedures, and overall Marian University student experience. Effectively communicates the benefits and opportunities of a Marian University education to potential students throughout the enrollment cycle. Coordinates on-campus and off-campus events. Conducts information sessions and individual appointments when necessary. Works student leads in a timely basis by contacting them through mail, telephone, texting, campus visits, social media, email and public appearances. Participates and assists in the planning of Student Orientation and Academic Registration days. Participates in work related evening and weekend events. Evaluates high school transcripts, ACT and SAT board scores. Makes decisions on admission and scholarship levels. Provides financial aid information to prospective students and families, including explanation of the financial aid process; works with the family to determine a comprehensive financial plan for attendance at the University. Manages data availability, integrity, and security. Maintains confidentiality and security in regard to all information and records. Communicates effectively with Enrollment Services members to meet enrollment goals. Maintains a positive work environment by cooperating in a professional manner with the University community.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred. Experience in higher education important. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational, planning, and time management skills. Ability to travel and work with student in rural, urban, and metropolitan areas. Ability to work independently to meet deadlines. Must possess a valid driver’s license and register with the University as an authorized driver. Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Web tools essential. Ethical comportment and high regard for confidentiality and security of all student information and records. Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students to develop strong relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, students and the general public. Flexibility with an evolving work situation. Willingness to support the mission and core values of the University.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to MUApplicants@marianuniversity.edu. Please use ‘Associate or Senior Associate Director of Admission for Diversity and Inclusion’ in the subject line of the email.