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Coordinator for Minority Recruitment & Services

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the south and one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States seeks to further its efforts of interracial education by hiring a Coordinator of Minority Recruitment and Services. Strategically placed in one of two primary markets for the College, Louisville KY or Cincinnati OH, this field based position will require frequent travel throughout the region, weekend and evening work, in addition to some campus based responsibilities at the main office located in Berea, KY.

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment & Services coordinates the strategic planning and implementation of on- and off-campus minority student recruitment. The College’s commitment to interracial education is of high importance therefore
the Coordinator will identify new markets and opportunities to further diversify the College’s incoming classes using data, trends and research.  Furthermore, the Coordinator is tasked with developing relationships and  serving as a liaison with organizations and constituents throughout the region who serve minority populations. This person serves as a liaison to the Carter G
Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center and other Centers to support the retention and success of minority students. Lastly, the Coordinator works closely with Admissions Counselors to help guide their recruitment efforts and serves on the Admissions Leadership Team.

In addition, the Coordinator must have aptitude with presentation and public speaking skills, basic technology capabilities, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks while working independently from out of their home, without daily supervision.

Education required to ensure success in this position:

·  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred

Experience required to ensure success in this position:

·  Extensive experience in communication, relationship building and network generation. Working closely with youth, specifically college going minority students is preferred. 2-4 years of experience in higher education preferred.                 

Special skills, knowledge and abilities:

Affinity for people, good public speaking skills, good command of spoken and written English, good listening skills, knowledge of the minority challenges and opportunities in regard to higher education.              


Note to Prospective Employees:

Each year, Berea College Public Safety publishes an annual report to the campus to make public crime statistics, policies, and procedures for Berea College.  This Annual Security Report, required by the Jeane Clery Act, Minger Act, and the Student Right To Know Act is now available for review.  For a full, printable version of the ASR, you can click here:

For a policy-by-policy version that is easier to read and browse, please visit Public Safety’s website here: