Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions


Position Title

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions


Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Graduate Programs for the Jacksonville University is responsible for recruiting, matriculation, academic advising and program management. The Assistant Director will proactively seek out prospective candidates and represent the school at graduate recruitment fairs and events. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of specialized sales, preferably in the professional recruitment of higher education sectors. Looking for self-starting, motivated, relationship-driven, strong communicator who works well independently and with a team.

  • Proactively creates an outbound recruitment strategy to identify and develop new graduate student candidates.
  • Provides consultative services to prospective students regarding all details of the Jacksonville University’s graduate programs including application, matriculation, course overviews, program requirements, academic policies and procedures.
  • Provides academic advising to current students including course selection and schedule. Schedules/hosts official application interviews with each candidate; makes recommendations as part of admissions selection committee.
  • Represents Jacksonville University at local and global recruitment fairs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Graduate Programs to address recruitment issues and opportunities while developing comprehensive strategies to achieve annual target enrollment goals.
  • Refines and hosts information sessions for prospects and yield events for admitted applicants.
  • Supports the development and utilization of recruiting management system; especially to build a strong communication flow for prospective and matriculated students. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other schools and universities.
  • Provides expertise on recruitment strategies to marketing team.

Prerequisites Required for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experienced working in a professional environment with strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Specialized and relationship-based sales and/or recruiting experience with proven track record of achieving goals
  • Working knowledge of student career and academic advising principles, methods and procedures.
  • Able to develop, plan and achieve short and long-range goals.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to evaluate data, assess alternatives and make appropriate decisions/recommendations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including oral, written; especially for presentations.
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy, maintaining a high level of confidentiality. Strong organizational, time management, and project-management skills
  • Motivated to work independently but able to thrive and contribute in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with higher education recruitment and admission; preferably for graduate programs.
  • Master’s Degree field preferred.
  • Healthcare background preferred.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and completed application to Jeremy Mulcahy at