Associate Dean of Admission/Coordinator of Diversity Outreach & Recruitment

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Associate Dean of Admission/Coordinator of Diversity Outreach & Recruitment Overview

Manage, direct, and coordinate the strategic planning and implementation of on- and off-campus recruitment of students from under-represented backgrounds, including first-generation students and students of color. Provide leadership to the professional staff in the College’s efforts to expand these recruitment efforts.

Essential Duties:

1. Identify and direct on- and off-campus recruitment events targeted specifically for multicultural and first generation students. Conduct events (open houses, overnight programs, financial aid information events, etc.) while working with a student volunteer program of current students to assist with all phases of programming.

2. Act as the liaison to all outreach organizations for underserved populations, CBO’s, and serve as the College’s NECBAC representative. On campus, serve as the liaison with various constituents, including the Director of Multicultural Student Success and the Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer.

3. Participate in the application review process for all applicants. Perform detailed evaluation of students’ academic records throughout high school by evaluating the high school transcripts, recommendation letters, personal essays, extra-curricular activities, and other accompanying documents. Act as a primary and secondary reader, as well as a member of the Committee on Admission, to assist in selecting the best students possible to reach enrollment goals. Assist in the selection of merit scholarship candidates.

4. Review travel history and analyze interest in Providence College for an assigned geographic territory in order to schedule appropriate high school visits and travel to best serve students throughout the application process. Determine the appropriate use of travel time to meet the established recruitment goals. Create and maintain relationships with school counselors, students, and families. Travel independently throughout the geographic territory for approximately six to eight weeks in the fall and two to three weeks in the spring.

5. Coordinate the Multicultural Scholarship selection processes and Chair the selection committee for incoming scholars.

6. Contribute to the overall recruitment activities of the office on a daily basis. Conduct interviews and group information sessions providing detailed information about the admission and evaluation process and the typical applicant pool statistics. Meet with prospective students and parents to answer questions in person, via email, and on the phone.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited institution required; Masters Degree preferred.
• Five to eight years’ of progressive experience in an undergraduate admission office or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Effective time management skills and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and public speaking experience required
• Understanding of the selective college admission cycle
• Commitment to a diverse working environment and cultivating a diverse community
• Must have a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.


Requisition Number AS490P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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