Coordinator for Student Diversity Recruitment & Retention

Coordinator for Student Diversity Recruitment & Retention

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 62 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator for Student Diversity Recruitment & Retention in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Primary Job Duties:  Develop and implement strategic marketing and programming, with a cultural lens, to support the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds through a combination of recruitment, participation in local events, and coordination of on-campus programs as well as forming strategic partnerships with local businesses, alumni (in collaboration with Alumni Affairs) and organizations on the Eastern Shore and across the state of Maryland. Provide constant collaboration with the Office of Admissions, Office of Orientation, Transition & Family Programs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Represent the University and ODI at on-campus events such as Open Houses, Admitted Students Days, Scholars Day, etc., as well as off-campus events in the local area and surrounding communities such as tournaments, festivals, community programs and promotional opportunities; high schools, college fairs and other recruitment events. Connect with prospective and current students to provide information about diversity efforts at the University by designing and managing on-campus visit opportunities for students and their families and collaborate with various units across campus to develop programs and initiatives that support the retention of diverse undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of related experience.

Strong communications skills, ability to present persuasively in front of an audience, relationship building, attention to detail, high motivation to achieve goals, professional presentation. Must have excellent organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through and time management skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Must possess a valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with 5 or less points for moving violations.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and professional experience in an educational environment, communication, sales, marketing, and bi-lingual in English/Spanish are preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt, State position with a full benefits packages. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Visit our website to apply online and submit a resume and cover letter by April 6, 2023 to be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Only applications submitted through Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System will be considered. Any other documents must be uploaded with your online application. No documents will be accepted via e-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.