Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of the first-year and transfer class each year for the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Admissions is charged with meeting various enrollment goals across schools and programs.
What You'll Do
Reporting to the Dean of Admissions, the Director of Admissions for Access & Outreach serves as a member of the undergraduate admissions leadership team, developing and implementing office-wide strategy, policy, and practice with colleagues. The director plays a visible role in the office, and with campus partners, in building a culture of belonging and support for historically under-represented students and building DEIJ-focused admissions policies and practices. In addition, the director oversees all aspects of the daily on-campus visit experience and the office’s access & diversity initiatives, managing staff members with direct responsibility for leading these portfolios.
The Director’s effectiveness will rely on their ability to contribute to and enhance a workplace culture that values mentorship, professional development, inclusion, and transparency. The Director will need to be a skilled relationship builder that is accessible to all members of our team, able to successfully solicit and provide feedback, able to motivate and champion a talented team through difficult work, and able to equitable delegate responsibilities among their direct reports as appropriate. This role requires strategic thinking and an eye toward previously unexplored opportunities to better support all students, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, in our recruitment and enrollment processes, and during their time at Tufts University. As such, the Director will be responsible for building relationships with colleagues across campus, including the Directors of the eight centers within the Division of Student Diversity & Inclusion. The Director will serve as the admissions liaison to the Director of the Indigenous Center on the development and implementation of recruitment and enrollment initiatives for Indigenous students. In addition, the Director will work with leaders in the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Financial Aid Office on cross-functional initiatives. A commitment to diversity & inclusion, a strong sense of empathy and compassion, a genuine interest in mentoring colleagues at all levels of the organization, and a student-centered approach to selective admissions is essential.
This is a hybrid position: this person will work from campus, from home, and from various locations while traveling on behalf of the university. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter.
What We're Looking For
Minimum requirements of the job:
8+ years of Admissions experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher degree
Staff management experience
Previous experience leading and contributing to strategy and execution of multiple admission portfolio areas
Demonstrated track record of leading diversity & access initiatives, and guiding or contributing to DEIJ efforts in a school setting.
Preferred experience, education:
Fluency in a language in addition to English
Technolutions Slate proficiency
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.