Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives is responsible for helping develop, lead, and implement innovative marketing and recruiting strategies to attract a diverse (e.g. racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic status, first generation, LGBTQ+) applicant pool and matriculating student cohort. In close consultation with the Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Admissions, and Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA), this position will establish, enhance, manage, and evaluate strategic initiatives to achieve diversity enrollment goals. To support our diversity recruitment goals, we seek candidates who thrive in a team environment and can build and sustain strong relationships both within the Hopkins and Nursing community and with local and national organizations and programs with a focus on underrepresented populations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Partner with the Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Admissions, and Associate Dean for EMSA to develop and execute a strategic enrollment plan for all graduate nursing programs and advance diversity initiatives to meet school, institution and AACN nursing goals.
Connect prospective students to the appropriate program resources and collaborate with other SON departments, faculty, and resources when appropriate. Collaborate with Admissions Recruitment Team, supporting each program while prioritizing the expansion of diversity initiatives for each population. Serve on Admission Committee(s) (with faculty), and report out to the Curriculum Committee(s) and other committees as assigned.
Run and audit enrollment reports and research and provide data analysis on trends in nursing enrollments (regional, national and international trends) especially as it relates to diverse populations.
Serve as a resource on diversity recruitment, outreach, admissions, and retention for prospective students, faculty and staff. Attend relevant conferences to collaborate with other diversity focused admissions professionals.
Research opportunities to recruit in and around schools and organizations with high minority populations.
Travel on behalf of the JHU SON for recruitment and other institution related events.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other key constituents.
Establish and maintain new relationships with external constituents at feeder institutions and organizations.
Speak publicly to individuals, groups on and off campus and at virtual events.
Read, evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files.
Plan and lead assigned recruitment events and assist with all events including but not limited to diversity-related programs; Open House programs, Accepted Student Days, webinars, online chats, interviews, tours, etc.
Arrange and conduct meetings with students as well as regional group information sessions. Conduct prospective and diversity applicant outreach in person and through social media.
Mobilize SON students and alumni, in cooperation with Academic, Student and Alumni Affairs, to support recruitment and retention efforts.
Develop understanding of all SON degree and certificate programs to be able to fully represent the Office of Admissions in all recruitment activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Five (5) years’ experience in college admissions, financial aid, and/or student affairs (related experience)
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Master’s degree is preferred.
An understanding of graduate nursing programs
Bilingual or multilingual
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Previous experience working with underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in admissions, financial aid or student affairs.
• Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Experience coordinating events and working effectively with faculty, students, staff and alumni.
• Ability to analyze admissions data and trends, forecast changes in enrollment/higher education and develop appropriate strategies to respond.
• Possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively.
• Strong technology skills and the ability to work with a CRM.
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary.
Classified Title: Sr. Admissions Officer Working Title: Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210 /commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 10001251-Admissions Office of Personnel area: School of Nursing
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