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Associate Director for Outreach and Recruitment

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete the online application and be prepared to attach required documents. For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. References will be used with discretion late in the process. Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check (including criminal), university judiciary review, and driving record audit. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 25, 2017.

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Associate Director for Outreach and Recruitment
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and be prepared to attach required documents. For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. References will be used with discretion late in the process. Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check (including criminal), university judiciary review, and driving record audit.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 25, 2017.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement
Posting Number 20161189S
Job Description

The Associate Director for Outreach and Recruitment designs and develops strategy for the recruitment and admission of diverse and distinct student populations. Reporting to the Director of Transfer, Online and International Initiatives, this position supervises a team charged with successfully executing data-driven strategies to achieve the operational objectives necessary to meeting the institution’s targeted enrollment goals. The associate director position serves in a key leadership role in managing recruitment staff in Undergraduate Admissions. Some international travel will be required.

1. Leads University recruitment and admission efforts directed toward specific student groups, such as non-degree, dual enrollment, freshman, transfer, international and eCampus students. Uses data to design and implement unique recruitment and yield strategies for students in distinct groups through each stage in the student lifecycle. Collaborates with colleagues within office and across campus to enact strategy and assess effectiveness of initiatives. Maintains strong relationships with key external counterparts and stakeholders through regular communication including management of advisory board. Analyzes landscape to craft narratives and reports that advise senior leadership on recommendations for strategic direction.

2. Guides staff in execution of operational goals in a territory and student group management model. Manages the strategy and logistics of recruitment and yield travel, utilizing creative and innovative approaches to maximize effectiveness of limited resources. Prioritizes the fulfillment of student inquiries through leveraging people and technology resources such as the office’s powerful constituent relationship management tool. Serves as manager and leader of file review of targeted student populations, ensuring equitable and ethical consideration of all candidates and consistent and timely admission decisions to all applicants.

3. Provides leadership to a team of recruitment staff. Participates in the day-to-day management of Undergraduate Admissions’ engagement with prospective students through monitoring of timely inquiry fulfillment, customer service and management of daily office coverage responsibilities. Collaborates with colleagues in Undergraduate Admissions to coordinate with Undergraduate Admissions leadership to design and support dynamic visit programs and campus events. Trains staff on best practices and external regulations related to the field. Meets regularly with team to review plans for effective use of resources and data in determining overall strategies and practices. Forecasts and monitors staff budgetary expenditures.

4. Serves as member of the recruitment team in Undergraduate Admissions. Represents the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and post-secondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Counsels and advises constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes. Maintains thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions, and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conducts thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant’s candidacy. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plans and implements recruitment activities for an assigned territory or population, including programs and travel activities around Ohio and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree required by start date.

At least three years of related work experience and at least one year of supervisory or managerial experience.

Must hold valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel independently overnight. Background check and university judiciary review required, in addition to regular driving history audits. Some international travel will be required.

A history of utilizing dynamic tactics to implement data-driven decisions in an enrollment management environment.
Experience in Technolutions Slate or similar CRM system.

Must have the ability to understand and abide by the Statements and Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Ability to develop comprehensive recruitment strategies that leverage the entire portfolio of University administrative and academic resources, including students, staff and faculty. He / she must be able to facilitate collaboration with professionalism, diplomacy and tact.

Must have unrestricted and/or renewable legal authorization to travel internationally to and from the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

-Demonstrated track record of success in a territory-management recruitment model
-Experience in utilizing data to inform decisions on recruitment efforts both domestically and abroad
-Experience leading a team in a high-paced, goal-driven environment

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Pay Rate

Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.

Job Open Date 09/01/2017
Posting Close Date

9/25/2017

Job Category Administrative - Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Office of the Provost
Work Schedule

M-F; 8-5; some evenings and weekends. Some travel may be required.

Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Jennifer Dillie, dillie@ohio.edu
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

Job Information

Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Job Family/Subfamily Enrollment Services-Admissions & Recruitment
Career Track & Level M 3
Pay Grade CA&P|17|

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently have unrestricted and/or renewable legal authorization to travel internationally to and from the United States, and are you willing to travel internationally?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your highest degree.
    • No Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree in hand currently or by start date
    • Ph.D. or other terminal degree
  4. * Please indicate your level of experience in admissions and transfer initiatives in higher education, including transfer recruitment, admission, and yield; transfer credit policy and procedures; relationships with partner colleges; and strategic and tactical planning and implementation efforts.
    • No experience
    • Less than 3 years
    • At least 3 years, but less than 5 years
    • At least 5 years, but less than 7 years
    • 7 or more years
  5. * Please indicate your level of supervisory experience.
    • None
    • less than 1 year
    • At least 1 year, but less than 2 years
    • At least 2 years, but less than 5 years
    • 5 or more years
  6. * Do you have the ability to understand and abide by the Statements and Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please indicate your level of knowledge of higher education, knowledge of undergraduate international admissions process which includes international credential evaluation, transfer credit and application review.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  8. * Do you have any public speaking experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * If you have public speaking experience, please indicate level of proficiency.
    • No experience
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  10. * Indicate your level of experience with PeopleSoft, SIS or similar student information system.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  11. * Indicate your level of experience with Talisma, Technolutions Slate or similar customer relationship management (CRM) system.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  12. * Indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Word.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  13. * Indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Excel.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  14. * Please indicate your level of experience in international enrollment management in higher education, including recruitment, admission, and yield; credential evaluation; relationships with partner colleges and agents; and strategic and tactical planning and implementation efforts.

    (Open Ended Question)