Director of Recruitment 499623

Jun 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Recruitment 499623

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 499623

Department: Enrollment Services

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary:
The Director of Recruitment is responsible for providing leadership and daily supervision of the entire recruitment staff, daily campus visit program, as well as on and off campus admission events. Collaborate with staff for implementation and execution of large group, small targeted visits, and daily and individual visits. Accountable for meeting or exceeding budget enrollment goals. Represents the face and spirit of the university by ensuring excellent customer service and quality follow-up and reporting for all perspective Cardinals visitors to the campus.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, manage and evaluate recruitment and admissions strategies to achieve enrollment goals
  • Assign recruitment territories; collaborate with admission counselors to plan and execute territory management
  • Develop and maintain admissions tracking reports
  • Convene and lead regular staff meetings, maintaining a culture of collaboration, transparency and excellence
  • Develop a training and professional development plan for admission counselors, tour guides and customer service assistants.
  • Responsible for management and oversight of all on campus visit programs and daily campus visits
  • Provide direction and leadership for Tour Guide program, creating a well-trained core of representatives for the University
  • Work with Recruitment and Admissions team to develop on-campus visit strategies
  • Evaluate effectiveness of daily visits and campus programs, using data to enhance program offerings and the visit experience
  • Provide leadership ensuring effective visit opportunities for diverse populations of students and parents
  • Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as requested by office leadership
  • Oversee recruitment events and evaluate their effectiveness as a function of yield initiatives, recommending improvements based on visitor experience and feedback
  • Make recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote Lamar University
  • Collaborate with marketing to develop integrated communications plan to engage prospective students and parents through print, email, web, social media, texting and in-person outreach
  • Oversee the timely and accurate management of prospective student data
  • Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance (i.e. scholarship award ceremonies)
  • Preforms all other essential duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
    • Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible admissions, recruitment and/or financial aid experience required.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, motivate and supervise a team of diverse individuals, including young early-career professionals.
    • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
    • Proven experience in developing systems and strategies and making data-driven decisions.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work with CRM or relational database program preferred.

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: Commensurate

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 06/09/2017

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

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    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.