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Assistant Director of Admissions, Multicultural Recruitment
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325



The University of Akron, Admissions Department, is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director, Multicultural Recruitment.  Primary responsibilities include: coordinating and implementing strategic plans to identify, recruit and enroll diverse students within the undergraduate programs offered at The University of Akron; providing subject matter expertise regarding recruitment, admission, and yielding efforts for diverse populations; identifying and fostering relationships with school counselors and community-based organizations to promote college access in underserved and underrepresented communities; managing an assigned recruitment territory, engaging with students, family members, school counselors, and community members; communicating with prospective students via direct mail, phone, text, and e-mail; conducting presentations; coordinating outreach initiatives within an assigned geographic travel territory that could include high school visits, college fairs and other off-campus events; hosting prospective students, families, counselors, and community-based organizations on campus; planning and coordinating recruitment activities and special student programs/receptions to provide information about the University to families, students, school counselors, and community-based organizations; assisting with initiatives related to but not limited to alumni outreach, data assessment, advise student groups, etc.; serving as liaison to the Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Office of Multicultural Development, and academic and student services areas; other responsibilities as assigned; may include supervision.


Required Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree; valid driver’s license.


A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a higher education environment, admissions, counseling, or youth centered environment. Knowledge of university program offerings and admissions process. Knowledge of personal computer and mainframe use in student information systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.


Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is $50,500.00 and is commensurate with experience.


The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.


Application Instructions:

For complete position details, visit


Job ID # 13966


To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please, include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.


After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section.


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments, please, call Natalia Kuzmina in Human Resources at (330) 972-8431.


Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin on May 24, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until June 03, 2023, or until the position is filled, whichever occurs first.


About University of Akron:

The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.


We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.


We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.


For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at


Ohio is State of Residence:

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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