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Diversity and Community Outreach Recruitment Specialist, Admissions, 75079

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Office of Admissions

Job Description

Job Description:

To aid the UMKC Office of Admissions in the recruitment and engagement of underrepresented student populations in the Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri school systems by strategically building relationships with area students, student-serving community organizations, and school administrators. The Diversity and Community Outreach Specialist will serve as a go-to resource liaison for community members, administrators, and organizations. Through collaborative relationships, the Diversity and Community Outreach Specialist will work to connect area students with the resources available to them on campus and in the local community. This will be done through in-person visits, virtual consultations, presentations, organized visit days, resource libraries, etc.

Duties Include :
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC’s programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions
  • Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations
  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other school, agency, and community organizations
  • Communicate information about UMKC’s requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information both in person and on virtual campus visits
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, or in-person communications
  • Monthly visits to target area schools and community events
  • On campus programming focused on the university’s strategic goals of learning, diversity, and collaboration
  • Assisting in strategic guidance of the Diversity Ambassador program
  • Regular visits with external organizations who serve local students and their families
  • The development and ongoing maintenance of a virtual resource library, accessible to the public for the purpose of informing students and their families about the college admissions process and the resources available to them
  • Meet regularly with campus partners to stay up-to-date on their programs and offerings
  • Monthly PlatformQ webcasting events
  • Attending the Chancellors Diversity Councils
  • Middle school outreach and mentorship
  • Function with a high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual preferred

Previous recruitment experience

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, benefits eligible


$16.92 - $22.00/ hr commensurate with experience and education


Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with some evenings, weekends and overnight travel

Application Deadline

January 17, 2022

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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