This position plays a significant role in the planning and
oversight of the office of Enrollment Management’s efforts to
identify, recruit, evaluate, and enroll students who have been
historically under-represented in higher education, working closely
with the VP of Enrollment Management and Director of Enrollment
Management. Primary responsibilities also include expanding
partnerships with schools and community-based organizations
highlighting diverse student populations. Coordinate
relevant efforts across the campus to promote a diverse
representation in the entering classes. As a member of the
Admissions leadership team, this position works collaboratively
with Enrollment Management leadership assisting in the creation and
interpretation of policy and support ongoing professional
development efforts in the area of DEI. This position
involves recruitment travel, extensive application review, and
active participation in programs and yield events, both on and off
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary
responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
- Assist in the development and management of a comprehensive
recruitment strategy to increase applications from diverse
populations for both the University of Maine campus and the
University of Maine, Machias campus.
- Develop relationships with affinity groups and community-based
organizations to aid in diversity recruitment and enrollment
growth. Strengthen their level of confidence and willingness to
promote the University of Maine as an opportunity for prospective
- Manage dedicated diversity and access recruitment budget of
- Responsible for extensive public engagement work for
reputational enhancement of the University of Maine and University
of Maine, Machias.
- Lead development, implementation, and coordination efforts to
increase applications and yield from diverse populations (racial,
ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic, first-generation,
socioeconomic, rural, veteran, military students, etc.).
- Represent the University at high school visits, college nights,
college fairs, transfer days, on-campus interviews and on and
off-campus open houses, accepted student days, receptions and
orientations. This position involves significant travel both in
Maine and outside of Maine in the fall and spring.
- Plan and arrange both physical and virtual recruitment travel
- Create and sustain strong relationships with offices across the
campus that represent diverse populations to enhance communications
- Participate in on-campus and off-campus recruitment events to
include open houses, accepted student days, new student
orientation, welcome weekend.
- Work collaboratively with the Director of Enrollment Management
planning and facilitating workshops in DEI. (The President’s
Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
- Review and make decisions regarding admissibility of applicants
to the University and assist other admission staff members with the
evaluation of applicants.
- Assist with the development of electronic recruitment
initiatives including website presence, e-mail campaigns, web-based
responses to mailings, facilitated chat rooms, bulletin boards, and
- Support the University’s overall recruitment goals with respect
to the size and make-up of the first-year and transfer classes
paying specific attention to out-of-state, multi-cultural and
academically excellent populations.
- Prepare written reports relevant to admissions, recruitment,
and related activities.
- Make decisions concerning travel expenses and manage a
university purchasing card.
- Manage and evaluate budget for special projects as
- Participate in professional meetings commensurate with the
duties of this position. Such activities include workshops,
seminars and professional development meetings.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships that reflect
courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
- Utilize coaching and mentoring methods which provide an
environment that is anticipatory, supportive, and encourages
constructive feedback on performance.
- Commit to organizational improvements by identifying
opportunities to improve, and recommending possible alternatives
for a situation.
- Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.