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Description

Under the leadership of the Director of Inclusivity, and in close coordination with the Director of Admission & Financial Aid, the Strategic Recruitment and Community Engagement Officer is responsible for building relationships with community partners, organizations, and professional networks for the purposes of yielding mission appropriate applicants to Colorado Academy from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This position is integral to CA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the school community, specifically as they relate to the needs of diverse students and families, both during the admission process and while participating in all aspects of school life. Candidates who are goal oriented and energized by taking initiative are encouraged to apply.

  • Represent CA to prospective families and students including, where appropriate, touring and interviewing of parents and students.
  • Lead recruitment efforts to increase the number of applications and heighten the yield of mission appropriate students from diverse backgrounds. This will require ensuring that families know that CA is a community for families from all backgrounds.
  • Assist with admission marketing strategy and office of inclusivity initiatives.
  • Coordinate with parent affinity groups to host outreach events throughout the admission process.
  • Implement student retention strategies for families from diverse backgrounds and coordinate these efforts with principals, counselors, coaches, director of inclusivity, director of financial aid, and others throughout the school year.
  • Represent the Admission Office at community events and collaborate with the Advancement Office to create events to bring more diverse community groups to campus.
  • Network and act as a liaison between the school and local communities of color to support the school’s initiatives.
  • Participate in feeder school events that include public speaking on behalf of the school.
  • Serve as an advocate for diverse applicants during Admission Committee review and during Financial Aid Committee review.
  • Assist with and support school related efforts to recruit a diverse faculty and staff.
  • Plan and host August onboarding programs and/or multicultural meetups for new families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintain relationships with key alumni to enlist them as mentors for current students of color.
  • Utilize research to inform best practices and participate in reflective, self-directed, on-going professional development.
  • Participate in staff meetings, school assemblies, and special events such as, but not limited to, admission previews, events with community partners, accept events, etc.
  • Willingness and ability to work 12 months a year, and outside of regular school hours.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • Intercultural competency with a deep respect for diversity
  • Experience working in a school environment, preferably in admission, communications and/or community relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with an emphasis on strong public speaking ability; proficiency and/or fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member as well as independently

To Apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/429960

The pay range for the position is $65,000-$80,000. Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex.

Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available as is a 403(b) retirement plan for Full Time employees. 

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.

Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.