Associate Director for
Office of Undergraduate
Admission, Rose Hill
Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic
institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841,
Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate
students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.
The role of the Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives
(ADDI) is to recruit, review and yield traditional, full-time,
first-year undergraduate students with the added function of
increasing diversity in the class. The Associate Director is a
member of a larger admission team, all of whom are responsible for
conveying the mission and essence of the Fordham University
experience to students,
parents, counselors, and other constituents. In this role, the
ADDI manages a travel territory with a suite of in-office
responsibilities focused on diversity initiatives. The ADDI is
responsible for independent domestic travel and caseload
management; presents at local, regional, or national conferences;
has a focus in the area of diversity recruitment and works nights
and weekends as required. The best candidate will be able to
acquire an understanding of University mission and message and
convey the Fordham story in a personal and authentic voice, with
particular emphasis on our commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion in our admissions process. The Associate Director reports
directly to the Dean of Undergraduate Admission.
- Manage the first-year recruitment process as evaluated by both
qualitative and quantitative indicators, including relationship
building, creativity with travel/recruitment strategies,
independent management of caseload volume, enrollment trends,
employment of fiscal and time management efficiencies.
- Develop a nuanced knowledge of University mission, identity,
and academic programs
- Translate and communicate Fordham’s mission with authenticity,
particularly in delivering the University’s commitment to
diversity, equity and inclusion in the recruitment and admission
- Represent the University and/or Office of Undergraduate
Admission at high-level off-campus events.
- Represent the Office of Undergraduate Admission at college
panels and other special off campus events hosted by the counseling
- Execution of responsibilities with minimal supervision.
- Develop collaborative relationships with students, families,
team members, and other members of the University community,
Including the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office
of Multicultural Affairs, the University-wide DEI council, and the
counseling community at large.
- Collaborate with the Dean of Undergraduate Admission to develop
the knowledge base of the Undergraduate Admissions staff members on
DEI’s impact on higher education student recruitment.
- Lead a sub-group of team members dedicated to advancing DEI
student recruitment initiatives.
- Facilitate spaces for dialog and support for BIPOC members and
allies on the Admission team around the recruitment and retention
- Assist and advise the Dean of Undergraduate Admission with
strategies related to the promotion of diversity, equity, and
inclusion in the Undergraduate Admission landscape, including but
not limited to:
- Adhering to holistic reading standards as set forth by the Dean
and senior team.
- Developing nuanced approaches to holistic application review
that are equitable, promote inclusion, and increase diversity and
- Positive and proactive customer service to families and
students at all stages in the process.
- Assisting in meeting teamwork goals, especially during critical
- Balancing various and competing priorities during periods of
- Solid critical thinking and decision-making skills.
- Understanding and advancing nuanced DEI university and
admission goals within the context of the University and
office-wide strategic plans.
- Demonstrate an aptitude for addressing matters of diversity and
inclusion preferably in higher education.
- Communicate effectively (verbal and written) both in individual
settings and in group presentations (5- 100+
- Participate in staff meetings and retreats.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree desirable.
- DEI Certification preferred.
- Minimum 5+ years’ experience in Undergraduate Admission;
experience in diversity and inclusion recruitment is highly
- Possesses the requisite skills to read and synthesize
information within compressed periods and for a high volume of
- Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
- Demonstrated professional maturity and diplomacy.
- Demonstrated influencing skills and ability to work
collaboratively across other departments.
- Demonstrated ability to build DEI allyship within and outside
of the department.
- Possesses requisite skills to manage and coordinate the efforts
- Adept at public speaking.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- Management experience is strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with Technolutions SLATE or like Admission CRM
- Advanced quantitative and analytical acumen preferred.
- Driver’s license is required.
- Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment
to the goals of Jesuit Education.
FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt
START DATE: ASAP
SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO:
Dr. Patricia Peek
Dean of Admission
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York,
offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit
tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and
schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and
Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center
Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in
the United Kingdom.
Fordham University is
committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates
of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal
Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected