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Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
The Office of Admissions fulfills Iowa State University’s land grant mission by attracting, recruiting, orienting, and enrolling a diverse group of new undergraduate students to meet the university’s enrollment targets. The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Director for Admissions Early Outreach. The individual in this position will manage and direct the planning and implementation of pre-collegiate recruitment programming that includes, but is not limited to, the Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs for Talented & Gifted (OPPTAG) which includes Adventures, Discoveries, Explorations, and the Investigation Series, and College Bound Programs, which includes Early Outreach Program (EOP), Connect, I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa Education Day, ISU4U Promise, and Admissions middle school engagement efforts. Each program requires several months of planning, building a budget and communication with a variety of on-campus and off-campus constituents.
The responsibilities include supervising the Early Outreach team, which includes three full-time staff, a graduate student, and numerous temporary instructors and student staff; designing and leading staff development and trainings; building campus and community partnerships; overseeing personnel activities, including reference checks; collaboration with the Office of Risk Management for student and staff liability forms; management of multiple program budgets; and regular analysis and evaluation of programs and offerings, including annual reports and program evaluations.
The individual in this position will also represent Iowa State University while visiting with prospective students and will present enrollment information to prospective students and families during regularly scheduled “Preview Programs” and on a walk-in basis. The incumbent will assist with enrollment counseling and telephone calls, will assist in other programming for Campus Visits, Admissions, and New Student Programs such as summer orientation, Destination Iowa State, and Multicultural Vision Program interviews. The duties of this position will require a willingness to travel seasonally; the ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced, changing workplace; and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals’ on- and off-campus. This position will also require evening and weekend hours and the ability to be on call 24 hours a day during July programming. Innovation and creativity are necessary for thinking of new and more efficient ways to increase student interest in Iowa State University’s Early Outreach programs.
Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education & Experience
Experience with long-term, detail oriented program planning.
Experience supervising multiple types of employees.
Experience managing a budget, including personnel and operating costs.
Experience working with adolescents and families of diverse populations, including, but not limited to, underrepresented backgrounds and high ability students.
Demonstrated experience developing relationships in school districts and/or across university campuses.
Experience or education which demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
About Iowa State University
Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.
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