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Assistant Director of Admissions/Diversity and Equity

Dutchess Community College
Arlington, NY
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
Community College
Category: Administration Subscribe: Department: Admission Locations: Poughkeepsie, NY Posted: Feb 16, 2024 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 172747 About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, Dutchess Community College (DCC) is one of 64 colleges within the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country.

DCC's strategic direction is guided by four lenses through which we view our work: Students. Learning. Community. Growth. We are committed to respecting individuality, embracing diversity, being "student-ready," partnering with and serving our community inclusively. The College welcomes and seeks to grow pools of prospective employees who share and are anxious to support the institution's core values: Excellence. Collaboration. Engagement. Equity. Innovation.



That of an Admissions Counselor including but not limited to:
  • Representative for Dutchess Community College at college fairs, high school visits, and a variety of other on- and off- campus recruitment and community events.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge base about all facets of DCC to effectively communicate the benefits and features of our academic programs, facilities {all campuses), support services, athletics, student life, housing opportunities, and basic financial aid information.
  • Serve as a public speaker, and a panelist at area high school and community programs, and talk one-on-one with prospective students and families about DCC admissions, the community college experience, and the student experience.
  • Assist the Director of Admissions in all major admissions events.
  • Serve as a supervisor for office student workers.

Lead for Diversity and Equity initiative including but not limited to:

Sit on the President's Diversity Council
  • Lead the Applewood scholarship committee.
  • Lead the consortium for undocumented students.

Create and facilitate training presentations for HS guidance counselors and ENL Programs
  • NYS Dream Act Training
  • ESL/ENL support

Liaison for Family Partnership HSE and ESL program

Present to all ESL students about continuing education options at DCC.

Represent DCC at districts where there is a high volume of traditionally underrepresented students.

Identify and attend College fairs and Expos that serve traditionally underrepresented minorities including but not limited to
  • Big Apple College Fair
  • NACCP College Fair
  • Latino Expo

Liaison for DCC programs
  • EOP
  • C-Step
  • Trio
  • Athletics

Develop and implement NYC recruitment in collaboration with EOP and Housing

Foster and develop working relationships with NYC partner schools.

Coordinate programing with SUNY NYC recruitment center, including presentations and SUNY bus trip.

Lead mentorship/student support program for underrepresented population (in collaboration with Academic Housing and EOP


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of admissions or related experience in an education setting
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proven experience working with diverse groups and a demonstrated ability to establish relationships with a variety of constituencies including immigrant populations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years of experience in student recruitment, education marketing, sales, or public relations
  • Experience in planning events
  • Master's Degree, preferably in higher education or counseling

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish is a prerequisite for this position.
  • Flexible hours required; some travel will be necessary.

Additional Information:

Salary Range and Classification

$77,709 - $84,998 and Administration

All applicants are subject to a background check to include criminal, employment, and education.

Dutchess Community College is an AA/EOE employer. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

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