Assistant Director, Graduate & Professional Studies

Summary

Position Title

Assistant Director, Graduate & Professional Studies (Gen Recruiter)

Department

Enrollment Management 

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Graduate Programs is responsible for recruiting, matriculation, academic advising and program management. The Assistant Director will proactively seek out prospective candidates and represent the University 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.

Essential Job Duties

  • 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 programs including application, matriculation, course overviews, program requirements, academic policies and procedures.
  • 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 Director of Graduate Enrollment Management 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

Special Skills

  • Specialized and relationship-based sales and/or recruiting experience with proven track record of achieving goals.
  • 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.

Work Conditions

  • This administrative position requires hybrid-based office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 pm.
  • Position requires occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or being off-campus.
  • Significant collaboration through video calling and business chat tools
  • Some local/regional travel may be required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Light work-standing, walking, lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Near and far vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Experienced working in a professional environment with strong Microsoft Office skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with higher education recruitment and admission;

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.

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To Apply

Interested applicants should send a completed JU application, copy of their resume, cover letter, and list of references to Ryan Schnippert at rschnip@ju.edu.