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Associate Director Admissions for Diversity Recruitment and Outreach

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Job

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is searching for an Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment & Outreach. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach, this position will set the strategic direction and vision for diversity recruitment at UC.


This role will serve as the primary leader regarding all facets of recruitment in support of UC's Strategic Sizing enrollment goals for undergraduate students. The Associate Director will directly supervise two (2) program managers and two (2) graduate assistants as well as indirectly supervise thirty to thirty-five (30-35) student workers. This position operates as a key liaison with all academic and administrative offices assisting in the recruitment of students with a strategic focus on diversity in the broadest sense (racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic, first-gen, socioeconomic, rural, etc.). Collaborating with other departmental leadership, the Associate Director will provide strategic leadership and goal setting for programing/initiatives that impact diversity recruitment and enrollment.


The ideal candidate will implement market-driven strategies among the admissions recruitment staff developing a strategy and vision around community-based organizations and access programs. This strategy will be focused on creating partnerships that not only impact students and their local communities but also create enrollment pathways to the University. This individual will incorporate data-driven decision-making and personalized recruitment efforts, which include communication strategies, events, campus, and community partnerships, and building and maintaining successful relationships with high school counselors.

Job Overview

Provide leadership for the administration of student recruitment or retention program within admissions.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the direction of an admissions office or center with primary responsibilities for day to day operations and administrative management in which decisions and quality of execution have significant impact on internal and external relations.
  • Develop long-range plans and strategies to achieve unit, departmental and university goals for areas of responsibility, monitors and achieves established goals.
  • Recommend, implement, and interpret internal rules, policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels; develop and implement responsive service programs.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Director; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions; may function as the Director in his/her absence, as required.
  • Develop, implement and monitor assigned budgets; authority for function budget, revenue, and expense planning and approving expenditure; delegated signature authority for programs or functions within department or center.
  • Monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs.
  • Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments; interpret and disseminate information, provide advice, assist in development of advising materials, deliver presentations, ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding efforts that enrich the student experience.
  • Maintain and stay abreast of trends in student recruitment and retentions and academic programs requirements.
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees, represent the department at various state and national associations.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of experience in admissions, diversity recruitment, diversity programming, college-access and/or community-base-organizations.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience with Slate or other CRM software.  
  • Transferrable experience in strategy development and implementation, developing and managing partnerships, and/or event planning
  • Experience in supervision (including professional or paraprofessional staff)

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.


  • Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $63,000 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

Application Process

This job requires submission of a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 73001 


Associate Director Admissions for Diversity Recruitment and Outreach

Date:  Nov 21, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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