Admission Diversity Fellows Job Opening

Position Name: Admission Diversity Fellows

Mission: The Admission Diversity Fellows are a team of 10 undergraduate students who work for the Undergraduate Office of Admissions, and assist the office with the goal to increase the number of underrepresented students on our campus, and support them while they are here. The fellows serve as mentors for prospective students applying to college, and newly admitted students deciding on a college home. They ensure that historically underrepresented students are on track for academic and social success. The various recruitment initiatives they provide support for, work to make the UMass Amherst campus a more diverse place, where students from all walks of life can feel like they belong and thrive.

Position Description:

The Office of Admissions is seeking mature and responsible undergraduate students to work closely with the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and the Associate Director of Diversity and Enrollment to support strategic initiatives to enhance efforts toward the recruitment and enrollment of underrepresented students.

Each Admission Diversity Fellow will assist with the following items including, but not limited to:

  • The URep UMass program series including:
    • URep UMass: En Español
    • URep UMass: Ready, Set, Apply!
    • URep UMass: Real Talks
    • URep UMass: Overnight Program
    • URep UMass: Summer Access
  • Supporting and participating in Admissions Recruitment and Yield Events
  • Helping to demystify the college application and financial aid processes by serving on panels for both students and families throughout the academic year, in-person or on virtual platforms.
  • Conducting in-person or virtual tours for special group visits

What we are looking for in our Admission Diversity Fellows?

  • Good Academic Standing
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Campus involvement in at least one area of interest and passion (preferred but not required)
  • Comfort with speaking to and working with staff, faculty, and student populations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and proactively seek help when necessary to complete a task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel; and Google suite.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required with hours to increase during programming weekends/dates
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings. Date & Time TBA

Compensation and Benefits

  • $14.50 an hour; must be available to work a minimum of 6 hours a week, and up to 20 hours per week

To Apply: Complete the application below by using the included link. Applications are due by end of day – May 16, 2020

Click here to apply: Admission Diversity Fellow Application

For Questions, please contact:

Jasmine Amegan Rosario, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, jyarosario@umass.edu

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