Undergraduate Recruitment Director

Lexington, KY
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Gatton College of Business and Economics is seeking a recruiter to support the undergraduate enrollment efforts of the college. The Gatton recruiter will work closely with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Director of Marketing and Communications and the Undergraduate Resource Center (URC) to develop and implement a recruiting plan to attract high quality students to the Gatton College, including our Global Scholars, Social Enterprise and SEAM Honors programs.

The primary responsibility of the Gatton recruiter is to promote the college to admission counselors and prospective students. This role involves significant travel and a flexible work schedule as many recruiting events occur outside of Lexington and during evenings and weekends. The Gatton recruiter also coordinates the college's scholarship awards process, works with our marketing department in designing promotional item and teams up with others in the URC to plan and implement student programs and events. Over the last five years our student body has grown by 30% and we are poised for continual improvement in student quality.

The Undergraduate Resource Center in the Gatton College is comprised of nearly 20 professionals who work closely with the Graham Office of Career Management in preparing students to translate their curricular and co-curricular experiences into 21st century careers. In Gatton, we are looking for staff members that embody a level of excellence that supports our tagline of "Blue Means Business". Please consider joining Gatton's dynamic team of student affairs professional.

Job Title
Undergraduate Recruitment Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
Student Recruiter

Department Name
8F040:B&E Undergraduate Center

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 10 Lbs
Significant travel required.


Days, nights, and weekends.


Knowledge of student practices to increase student retention.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree and four years of experience in recruitment, retention, admissions, and/or student services are preferred

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Discuss strategies you would use in recruiting diverse and/or high-achieving prospective students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Discuss strategies you would use in recruiting a diverse student population.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Explain your approach to providing excellent service.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of experience do you have in recruiting prospective college students?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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