Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions

San Francisco
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions, the Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of a high quality class of graduate students to the graduate management programs. The Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions will work with the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions and Marketing and Communications teams to develop recruiting, marketing and communications strategies for prospective students of the Masagung Graduate School of Management.

Job Responsibilities:

• Ensure that the School of Management strategic plan is carried out through all operational aspects of the School of Management graduate programs;
• Represent the School and the School’s interests in external-facing situations and events;
• In conjunction with the Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions, develop and implement recruiting strategy for select graduate management programs;
• Recruit and counsel prospective graduate students on program options, requirements, policies, and procedures of admissions process;
• Design and execute professional, high quality recruiting and yield events on-campus and at USF regional campus locations (as applicable); events include Open House, information sessions, and yield events;
• Plan and attend recruiting events including, but not limited to on and off campus information sessions, open houses, domestic and international graduate fairs, corporate career fairs, and professional organization events;
• Foster partnerships with local Bay Area companies and professional organizations to build program awareness and application pipeline;
• Create content for and implement web-based seminars for domestic and international prospects, applicants and admitted students.
• Evaluate graduate applications for admission and scholarship eligibility; serve as member of the Admissions Committee to evaluate applicants;

• Assist in the smooth transition of accepted students to deposited and enrolled students through yield events, assistance with orientation activities, etc.;
• Work with the Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions to develop, implement and assess marketing strategies to include online advertising, publications, social media and nontraditional and unconventional methods;
• Institute and oversee measurement systems to monitor and analyze success of outreach campaigns and tactics;
• Assist with ad hoc needs of the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions team;
• Other duties as assigned.

Key Executions:

• Creation and evaluation of effective recruiting strategies to meet annual enrollment targets for graduate management programs at all relevant USF School of Management campuses.
• Consistent and high quality communications that are on-strategy, compelling for the target audience, and adhere to the School of Management brand.
• Systematic evaluation and reporting related to marketing and communications strategies.
• Goals of graduate teams are consistently met and often times exceeded.

Minimum Requirements:

BS or BA degree required. Graduate degree preferred. Three or more years’ experience in managing/supporting recruitment programs at a university or college with proven results in recruitment and yield initiatives.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and enrollment management systems (Slate, Apply Yourself, Banner, etc.). Exceptional project management, customer service and problem-solving skills. Experience with online communication channels - website, social media, etc. Strong communication skills - writing, editing and presentation. Working knowledge of the wide variety of recruitment strategies and best practices. Ability to travel and work occasional evening and weekend hours.

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EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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