JOB TITLE Admissions Counselor for Diversity & Outreach Initiatives
DEPARTMENT NAME International Admissions Counselors
DIVISION NAME Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY This individual will work with the admissions team to further WPI's efforts to attract and enroll the most qualified undergraduate students. Develop and implement strategies to convey key institutional messages to prospective students and parents on and off campus. Cultivate professional relationships with guidance counselors and key educational organizations. As a member of the Diversity and Outreach Initiatives team, this person will also aid the team with the recruitment of underrepresented students.
WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Cultivate partnerships with Community-based organizations in support of the recruitment of first generation, female students and students from under-represented backgrounds.
Assist in the execution of a strategic recruitment plan for targeted populations (first generation, female student and students from under-represented backgrounds).
Assist in the planning, execution and management of outreach events for underrepresented and female populations throughout the recruitment process.
Liaise with the Office of Multicultural Affairs in support of underrepresented students.
Conduct Admissions presentations and student meeting on- and off-campus as well as virtually.
Develop strategic recruitment plan for geographic territory in concert with university and departmental objectives. Plan travel and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories including travel (5 to 6 weeks in the fall and 2 to 3 weeks in the spring) to support student recruitment.
Make Admissions decisions based on a holistic review of application credentials.
Advise prospective WPI students, parents and guidance counselors.
Participate in shared decision-making regarding annual admissions planning.
Represent WPI on and off campus at professional conferences and related events.
Cultivate relationships with guidance counselors, community agencies, parents, students (current and prospective), WPI faculty and alumni.
Support large scale events within the Undergraduate Enrollment Services subdivision such as Open Houses and Touch Tomorrow.
Bachelor's degree required.
One or more years admissions experience as a student or professional desired.
Willingness to travel and availability for night and weekend work.
Valid driver's license is required for recruitment travel.
This individual needs to be a self-starter who is able to work independently, yet also as part of a successful team.
Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects and responsibilities.
The candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, a high energy level, and maturity.
Bilingual skills desirable.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI
WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated (including a booster shot) for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to https://www.wpi.edu/we-are-wpi
Please submit cover letter and resume.
FLSA STATUS United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
About WPI WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
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