Associate or Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment, Morris, Minnesota

Created 09/20/2021
Employer University of Minnesota
Reference 11408353
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Morris
Zip 56267
Salary Competitive
The Associate or Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment (ADMR) is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the university's efforts to identify, recruit, evaluate and enroll students who are traditionally underserved in higher education, and will work with campus collaborators in implementing this work on the UMN Morris campus. As part of a new collaboration, this position includes managing a recruitment territory that includes recruitment for both UMN Morris and UMN Crookston. This role has the potential of being regionally based.

The ADMR will provide leadership in recruitment and outreach efforts for racial and ethnic populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education for the Office of Admissions at the Morris campus, working collaboratively with partners across campus. The ADMR will cultivate relationships with key constituents, including prospective students, parents and guardians, high school counselors, community leaders, secondary school teachers and administrators, and community-based organizations. The ADMR is responsible for ensuring the enrollment of a strong, qualified pool of academically prepared, ethnically diverse students in support of the university's overall enrollment goals.

This role includes managing a recruitment territory that includes recruitment for both UMN Morris and UMN Crookston.

The ADMR will demonstrate a deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and will ensure the operational effectiveness of multicultural recruitment efforts. The ADMR will assist with developing and implementing a personalized, high-impact, and comprehensive recruitment program. This position is an integral part of the Office of Admissions leadership team charged with achieving recruitment and enrollment success.

Job Duties
  • Lead the design and execution of a recruitment plan that is tailored to the outreach and recruitment for racial and ethnic populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including BIPOC students.
  • Strategize, coordinate and execute a college recruitment management plan that applies an effective hybrid mix of in-person and virtual recruitment, over-the-phone communication, and other methods of relationship building within multicultural communities.
  • Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including prospective students, parents and guardians, high school counselors, community leaders, secondary school teachers and administrators, with specific focus on multicultural outreach.
  • Provide and lead training workshops to current admissions staff on best practices to most effectively serve diverse student populations.
  • Engage with internal and external diversity-related organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to advance UMN Morris and UMN Crookston diversity strategies. Proactively recruit top students to UMN Morris and UMN Crookston within an assigned geographic market, and represent the campuses at high school and community presentations and college fairs in Minnesota and surrounding states.
  • Plan and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: managing a recruitment territory, attending open houses, regional presentations, orientation programs, regional and national college fairs, and scholarship days.
  • Meet with prospective students and parents to provide individual counseling on educational options and alternatives.
  • Independently review applications and make admission recommendations based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility.
  • Model and promote respect and effective partnerships in advancing both campus's efforts to build inclusive, respectful campus communities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The University of Minnesota Morris Office of Admissions is seeking applications for the position of Associate or Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment. This is a 100% time, 12 month position reporting to the UMN Morris Director of Admissions.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of progressive responsibility in undergraduate admissions and recruitment or related experience.
  • A demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the value of a liberal arts education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with an active understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals representing diverse backgrounds.
  • A demonstrated track record of success in achieving stated outcomes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (including verbal, written, and presentation).
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Valid driver's license; ability to work nights and weekends and travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three or five years of progressive responsibility in undergraduate admissions and recruitment or related experience in a higher-education setting.
  • A master's degree is preferred.

About the Department

The Office of Admissions is the primary source of information about the University of Minnesota Morris for prospective students, their families, and school counselors. The office recruits and admits students and facilitates connections to the University community. In addition, it represents and markets the campus through electronic communications and printed brochures and material regarding all phases of the institution and its policies and programs. As part of a new collaboration, this position recruits for both the University of Minnesota Morris and the University of Minnesota Crookston.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

UMN Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. UMN Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status , membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination , veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.

UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications - U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of "the best" and "most interesting" schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota's Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris's status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.
Date expired 10/26/2021

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