Dir of Admission Diversity Outreach & Partnerships

Richmond, VA

University of Richmond

University of Richmond

Director of Admission for Diversity Outreach and Partnerships


The University of Richmond invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Admission for Diversity Outreach and Partnerships. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission, the Director of Admission for Diversity Outreach and Partnerships is a senior manager within the Division of Enrollment Management and serves as one of three Directors of Admission. In partnership with the AVP and Dean, the Directors lead the senior admission management team in strategic planning and share responsibility for developing strategies and tactics to attract, recruit, and enroll a talented and diverse student body that supports the overall mission, strategic plan, and enrollment goals of the University.


Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond has a rich heritage in higher education and a strong resource base that includes an endowment of $2.5 billion. Located in the capital city of Virginia on a remarkably beautiful and well-maintained 350-acre suburban campus, the University is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report and by others as one of the best liberal arts institutions in the nation. The campus is the academic home of 3,100 undergraduates from 47 states and more than 62 countries with an 8:1 student faculty ratio. Additional information about the University is available at www.richmond.edu.


The University is committed to building a thriving, diverse, and inclusive community, making this new position particularly impactful for the University’s goals. The new Director will provide direction for undergraduate student recruitment and student outreach particularly in new and expanding markets, manage strategic partnerships with over 25 community-based organizations and high school partnership programs, and oversee the office-wide focus on the recruitment of domestic students of color, first-generation college students, and international students. With a proven track record of success and leadership ability, the Director must also possess the ability to train, develop, motivate, and mentor a dedicated and talented recruitment and administrative staff of 30.


Candidates will be expected to have at least eight years of progressive experience working in college admission and/or various roles within an enrollment management or higher education structure, including at least five years of direct supervisory and leadership experience. Strong oral and written communication skills, engaging and energetic presentation skills, and the ability to balance creative and data driven tools are important. A second language and experience with Slate, student search, and other admission functions is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred.


Review of candidates will begin immediately. For the fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Letters of interest and resumes may be submitted on the UR Careers page (https://hr.richmond.edu/careers/index.html). More information about this search and position is available at https://enrollment.richmond.edu/about/doa-search.


The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community, which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 01/21/2021