The Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment at the University of Minnesota Duluth, oversees the daily operations of territory management and field counselor activities. Reporting to the Director for Undergraduate Recruitment, the associate director provides leadership and direction to professional staff and interns, and plays a critical leadership role in the achievement of undergraduate enrollment goals. Additionally, the associate director leads by example through delivery of recruitment activities for a specified recruitment territory.
Domestic Territory Management & Counselor Supervision: (60%)
- Assist in the development and oversee the implementation of recruitment plans and goals that are consistent with the University's overall strategic enrollment management plan;
- Supervise UMD's domestic recruitment staff, including five field staff, the transfer coordinator and up to two professional student interns;
- Oversee professional counseling staff recruitment efforts, tracking progress towards application, acceptance and enrollment goals, and identifying underlying issues and required actions;
- Utilize enrollment software technology to meet enrollment goals;
- Monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational efficiency.
- Provide feedback to staff through ongoing interactions and the administration of annual performance appraisals;
- Identify needs and opportunities for staff training and facilitate this training for staff;
- Mentor individual counselor professional development.
Recruitment Responsibilities: (20%)
- Meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area;
- Provide information and admissions counseling services to prospective undergraduate students;
- Travel for recruitment and other college related events;
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with key secondary school constituents;
- Participate, along with other Office of Admissions staff, at recruitment events.
Admissions Leadership Team: (20%)
- Play an integral role in the overall strategic operations of the admissions office;
- Along with the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and the Director of Marketing and Operations, participate in the strategic planning process for the Office of Admissions;
- Assist the directors in building and maintaining collegial and productive working relationships with all offices and personnel on campus;
- Supervise student employees, as needed, to carry out tasks that enhance recruitment processes;
- Represent the University at professional conferences and events;
- Participate in ongoing professional development;
- Other duties as assigned.
A BA/BS degree from a regionally accredited institution plus at least six years of related experience.
Experience within higher education admissions/recruitment responsibilities;
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution;
Demonstrated regard for quality and accuracy, attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to plan, prioritize and work on various projects;
Demonstrated commitment to participating in an inclusive work culture;
Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Experience in motivating others within a team environment;
Experience utilizing data to inform actions and decisions;
Evidence of flexibility and responsiveness in meeting new challenges;
Previous supervisory experience managing professional staff;
Ability to travel overnight. Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and operate a motor vehicle to complete job requirements.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 309777.
You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter.
Additional documents may be attached after submitting your application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.
Complete applications must include:
1. Cover Letter
2. Current Resume
3. Contact information for three professional references
First submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume. Then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.
Completed online applications will be considered beginning May 31, 2016 . The position will remain open until filled.
Final candidates will present a 10-15 minute presentation on welcoming prospective students and their families to UMD.
Final candidates will be required to submit a statement on their commitment to working with underrepresented and diverse populations.
Email application procedure questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.
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