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Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Other, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for an Assistant Director to serve on the diversity team. This position will report to the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment and work closely with the Travel and Events Manager. Working collaboratively with a team of directors and counselors, the Assistant Director will plan, implement, and administer programs and initiatives designed to target, recruit, and enroll students in undergraduate degree programs. This position will also serve on the diversity team to help coordinate recruitment and yield events for underrepresented and underserved prospective students, as well as co-advise The Yates Society. Events include Fall Visitation, Gateway, Campus Connection Day, Sneak Peek, Hispanic College Institute, and Black College Institute.

Key responsibilities include:

*Serving as a member of the diversity team and leading recruitment and yield efforts for underrepresented and underserved prospective students and their families
*Extensive recruitment travel and management of a travel territory (including evening, weekend, and extended overnight travel)
*Conducting recruitment presentations in high schools, community centers, and attending college fairs across the country
*Assisting with the coordination and execution of admissions and university affiliated events and programming
*Serving as an ambassador for Virginia Tech to visiting prospective students and families
*Advising potential first-year and transfer students on admissions procedures, policies, and pathways
*Assisting with the review of applications for admission independently and as a committee member

Must be willing to work a schedule that includes frequent evenings, weekends, holidays and out of town travel.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and admissions experience with education and experience equivalent to a graduate degree; experience working with diverse populations; demonstrated organizational skills to accommodate multiple priorities, exemplary interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with individuals and large groups; computer proficiency with Microsoft Office or comparable software.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference for graduate degree in a related field

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$47,500 to $50,000

Review Date

June 20, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

This position is not eligible for VISA sponsorship. 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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