The role is remote with the opportunity to
work out of a College Board office in NY, DC/VA, or
The Senior Director of Strategic Admission, Access,
and Diversity Initiatives, will lead a set of strategic external
and internal Higher Ed initiatives that better equip and enable
enrollment leaders to recruit, admit and support diverse students.
Working in close collaboration with practitioners, researchers and
other partners, as well as with internal teams, the leader will be
responsible for managing both long-standing and new initiatives and
relationship networks that enable and drive greater diversity by
strengthening and transforming key aspects of the enrollment
process. This is an external facing role that also requires
significant internal collaboration.
Design, develop, document, and lead strategic planning
for key access and diversity initiatives, including the Access and
Diversity Collaborative, the Landscape partnership, new diversity
pipeline partnerships, and Higher Ed recognition program
Lead external engagement across a range of access and
diversity initiatives, including identifying and cultivating
strong, engaged, and productive member and partner councils,
committees, and working groups. Effectively build support for,
acceptance of, and adoption by Higher Ed for key initiatives.
Design and lead robust networks of enrollment leaders
who define and share best practices across outreach, recruitment,
admission and success, and who contribute to the development,
testing and roll out of new data, tools, and practices that help
diversify Higher Ed
Partner closely with internal and external research
and program staff to identify and help guide research and outreach
agendas, and manage qualitative and quantitative research to
measure outcomes and impact
Lead and own the development and delivery of research,
practice, and process guides that impact practice, with a focus on
Establish a strong, visible leadership role for the
College Board in this space, presenting at College Board and other
national events, leading and facilitating conversations and forums
with a wide range of stakeholders and partners
Develop, deliver, and track engagement, impact, and
outcomes for key goals and initiatives.
Collaborates closely with Strategic Higher Ed
colleagues, research, and programs, including SAT, AP, and
Enrollment, and BigFuture. Works closely with Communications
to generate external visibility engagement and adoption.
Key external contacts include Higher Ed enrollment
leaders and directors, external researchers, and associations and
other non-profit educational organizations.
Bachelors degree required. Masters or PhD
10-15 years recent, relevant experience in enrollment
and admissions required, including a demonstrated record of program
and practice innovation in the access and diversity space
Strong relationships with current and future
admissions leaders from a range of institutional sectors
Direct experience in developing and implementing
innovative, systematic, and data-driven access and diversity
practices and processes that leverage recent advances in research,
data, and technology
Experience with and knowledge of best-of-breed
admissions software systems
Evidence of a data-driven, research-based
Strong project delivery-orientation with proven
ability to deliver projects on time, with strong organizational,
time and task management skills.
Exceptional problem solving skills.
Collaborative and team-oriented. Able to engage staff
and external experts from multiple disciplines to create, pilot and
test new tools.
Outstanding communications skills, including proven
ability to generate effective written work product
Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability
to work effectively in a team-based,
collaborative, environment; ability to work effectively with
both internal and external stakeholders; influence/negotiation
skills and relationship management skills a must.
Strong balance between strategic and analytical
Independent self-starter who is strongly
action-oriented, with a high energy level
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of
leadership within the College Board and with external member and
Ability to plan for, manage and successfully complete
multiple complex projects simultaneously.
Willingness to travel 20 - 40% of the time
For best consideration, please apply by July