Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment (Admissions Counselor)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 298493
THE O'NEILL SCHOOL - BL SPEA (BL-SPEA-IUBLA)
Founded in 1972 as SPEA, the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States, boasting an alumni network of more than 36,000.
The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs works to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. We promote sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. We give our students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.
Our Guiding Values
Our commitment is shaped by these shared and guiding beliefs:
All people deserve to live in thriving and sustainable communities.
Strong, healthy communities depend on well-educated, innovative and ethical leaders, and informed and engaged citizens.
Creative, current, and rigorous research informs sound decision-making.
Leaders need both relevant information and the skills necessary to interpret and use information and data effectively.
Successful leaders must be able to bridge public, private, and nonprofit sector boundaries.
Conversation and collaboration among individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills leads to more vibrant ideas and solutions.
The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington is seeking energetic individuals for the position of Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment. The Assistant Director assists in planning and executing a strategic recruitment and conversion strategy for all of the School's master's degree and certificate programs. Recruitment will address designated growth areas and the School's focus on improving the quality and diversity of candidates.
Specific Department Responsibilities:
Implements strategies/initiatives to reach the performance objectives outlined for all master's programs. Serves as the point person for all communication efforts as they relate to graduate student recruitment. Executes prospective student visits, information sessions, and recruitment events.
Leads recruitment team composed of student assistants and manages the School's master's student ambassador program.
Collaborates with the School's Office of Marketing and Communication on website updates, event promotion, and lead generation initiatives.
Develops strategies to nurture connections with prospective students, leading to conversion and matriculation.
Implements strategies to track and report recruitment/conversion metrics.
Maintains, implements and oversees a holistic recruitment yield tactical plan for recruitment.
Develops, implements, and administers plans, programs, and events for general and targeted student recruitment in support of organizational goals.
Integrates a diverse and strategic communications strategy in collaboration with other departments, geared toward specific student declared academic major, career interests, and geographic factors.
Identifies and develops partnerships for outreach to prospective students and influencers.
Interprets academic policies and exercises authority and independent judgment.
Plans, implements, and evaluates programs and processes and determines the effectiveness of markets and strategies. Exercises independent judgment and uses census data and modeling tools to identify effective marketing plans and strategies to address specific populations.
Serves in a collaborative role with internal and external stakeholders to identify targets of opportunity to attract and enroll under-represented populations. Participates in the assessment and evaluation of various models.
May attend meetings or serve on committees with the admissions stakeholders, including all staff meetings, recruitment, and outreach team meetings, customer service lead meetings, and undergraduate recruitment council meetings; may provide guidance to other admissions counselors.
2 years of experience in admissions, higher education, marketing, or a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Possesses excellent presentation skills.
Demonstrates excellent judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
Highly developed customer relations skills.
Commitment to working with people of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to interpret federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations and required procedures associated with compliance.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position may qualify for 1 day of remove work weekly.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.