Assistant Director of Recruitment & Engagement - UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

February 14, 2019 2:49 PM | Anonymous member
  • This position implements recruitment and yield programming for prospective students and recently admitted first-year and transfer students across the array of undergraduate academic programs that span the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, interdisciplinary programs, and pre-professional preparation areas. In partnership with College Student Affairs’ administrators, prospective and admitted student yield programming will include the value of a liberal arts education in preparation for active citizenship and career development. The Assistant Director will collaborate with campus recruitment, student success programs, faculty, directors of undergraduate studies, departmental staff, the Dean’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board, and LAS Student Academic Affairs staff.

    The Assistant Director will manage the daily operations of the College’s first-year student success seminar which promotes student success, enhances belonging, and increases retention. The Assistant Director will assist with curriculum development; conduct training and professional development; recruit, interview and hire course instructors; enhance program assessment and evaluation; coordinate marketing and communication strategies with first-year students, instructors, and campus partners.

    Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

    Recruitment & Yield

    ·         Develop and implement a full-range of recruitment and yield strategies to attract prospective first-year and transfer students, to meet the enrollment needs and targets of the College, including Open House, Ignite: Admitted Student Day, Preview Days, LAS Admitted Visits and more.

    ·         Design strategic practices that can improve enrollment efforts in the College Liberal Arts and Sciences, including outreach, special events, and communication strategies. 

    ·         Develop new initiatives to connect with LAS prospective and admitted students, including, innovative recruitment strategies to reach diverse student populations.

    ·         Supervise student workers to execute College recruitment and enrollment activities.

    ·         Coordinate and collaborate with Liberal Arts and Sciences academic department faculty, Heads, Director of Undergraduate Studies in College outreach and enrollment efforts. 

    ·         Engage in local outreach efforts with high school teachers and counselors to develop relationships with target feeder high schools. Build and nurture increasing numbers of new relationships with local high schools. 

    ·         Meet with prospective and admitted students and families, provide insight about life as a Liberal Arts and Science student via in-person appointments, phone, email, social media. 

    Engagement: First-Year Seminar

    ·         Manage the daily operations of the College’s first-year student success seminar, LAS 110 (Success in the City) and supervise 45-80 LAS 110 instructors.

    ·         Recruit, interview and hire course instructors including UIC academic professionals and Liberal Arts and Sciences graduate teaching assistants.

    ·         Conduct training and professional development opportunities for new and returning instructors to support their teaching experience, provide ongoing class updates and program coordination. 

    ·         Assist with curriculum development, learning outcomes, program assessment and evaluation to continue to enhance and improve first-year seminar course.

    ·         Coordinate marketing and communication strategies with first-year students, including recruitment efforts, the weekly LAS 110 News, website, social media.

    ·         Collaborate and sustain relationships with campus partners including the Academic Center for Excellence, Center for Student Involvement, Student Success Initiatives, and more. 

    ·         Develop teaching assignment schedules, coordinate with classroom scheduling, LAS Academic Affairs, LAS IT.

    Additional Responsibilities

    ·         Participate in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UIC committees to enhance recruitment and student engagement (Admissions Committee, Student Success Initiative, Career Development, etc). 

    ·         Involvement in local, state, and national professional associations, including recruitment and admissions (ex. Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association for College Admission Counseling) and first-year student experience initiatives (ex. Midwest First-Year Conference, National Resource Center for First-Year Experience).

    ·         Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives. 

  • ·         Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Public Administration or related field required; Master’s degree preferred. 

A minimum of 3 years experience in curriculum development and instruction. Full-time employment experience in higher education administration. 

Experience working with diverse students.
Excellent communication (both oral and written) skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong public speaking skills.
Familiarity with student information and content management systems required. 

For fullest consideration, please submit an on-line application at click on the job board and then the job and upload a resume, cover letter and the names and emails for three references by March 6, 2019.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.