Assoc Dir Student Recruitment, Evening Program

About The Unit: POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach, the Associate Director is responsible for cultivating a pool of prospective students for the Harris evening education program. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing and implementing an approach to engage and nurture prospects in such a manner to reach our enrollment targets, with a focus on successfully launching our evening program in. The Associate Director will help increase the number and quality of interactions with prospective students in order to convert qualified prospective students into applicants and enrolled students. The role will be instrumental in developing and leading the outreach efforts for our new evening program collaborating with faculty and other key Harris leaders KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Oversee outbound prospect development and lead the development and execution of recruitment strategies for our evening program (pre-enrollment strategies) - Develop strategy and execute specialized events for targeted recruiting (Marketing, Entrepreneurship, etc.) - Design and develop outbound digital, phone, and in-person recruitment strategies and long-term enrollment goals for our evening program master's, with the goal of eventually launching multiple cohorts - Develop relationships with and advise prospective students via phone, email and in-person meetings - Continually improve processes associated with these activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction - Assist in overseeing the recruitment process (pre-enrollment process) to attract potential applicants - Develop strategies to increase awareness of Harris degree and our evening program with private, public and non-profit organizations for fully or partially funded students - Develop and lead an extensive number of recruitment events to increase awareness of degree and non-degree programs that generate applications to meet recruitment targets - Oversee and assist with competitive analysis of peer institutions and the effectiveness of recruitment strategies

Unit Job Summary: Collaborate with the Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach and the rest of the Harris Recruitment team in developing and implementing a part time program, with attention to performance and effectiveness of programs and maintenance of partner relations - Assist in developing and implementing the strategic plan for an evening Masters program - Participate in establishing program objectives, long-term goals, policies and procedures - Provide input to the Program Director of Recruitment Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, offering support and feedback on key marketing efforts as needed - Facilitate relationships fostered by the Associate Dean (with business, government, and nonprofit leaders in the community) - Identify educational needs of the various sectors and external organizations that would supply students Manage and lead outreach activities resulting from interest to commitment - Develop relationships with and advise prospective students via phone, email and in-person meetings - Continually improve processes associated with these activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction - Present at information sessions and other events - Collaborate with the digital marketing partners; execute and curate social media outreach - Recruit qualified prospects into the applicant pool through Harris hosted events including, but not limited to, information sessions, lunch and learns, and receptions across the country - Facilitate personal connections between students, alumni and prospective students - Track outreach and interactions in Slate, our prospect management system - Develop student acquisition for new degree programs Facilitate personal connections between students, alumni and prospective students - Create partnerships with organizations to increase scholarships and financial aid - Collaborate with other teams at Harris to communicate goals and objectives of degree and executive education programs to increase revenue target - Review applications and interview candidates as needed. Formulate recommendations on suitability of applicants. Guide and manage the day-to-day administrative processes of the Recruitment team, collaborating with the Recruitment Specialists as needed - Establish and maintain relationships with all Harris School organizations and individuals involved in the marketing and prospect outreach - Collaborate with other Harris department colleagues to explore and execute programming synergies - Participate in the Admissions Committee assisting in the final selection of admitted Masters students and in financial aid and scholarship award allocation decisions

Unit Education: EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree is required, Master's Degree strongly preferred in public policy or a social science discipline

Unit Experience: EXPERIENCE - Minimum of 3-5 years of managing executive education or similar programming and working with prospective students - Strong familiarity with Slate (Technosolutions) and its current assets and strategies preferred - Salesforce experience preferred - Proven track-record of creating high-volume application and lead generation growth at large scale institutions preferably in university recruitment or sales required - Familiarity with higher education environment and knowledge of the University of Chicago's unique culture preferred - Ability to travel regularly within the Chicago area to host events and meet with potential partners and students

Unit Job Function Competencies: SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES - Superior organizational skills required; ability to identify priorities, multi-task, and consistently meet deadlines required - Proven ability to manage internal working relationships and interact and communicate with discretion, clarity, tact, and courtesy required - Professional demeanor, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to the job required - Proven ability to manage a large book of business including maintaining and developing relationships with prospective students required - Willingness and ability to travel - Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends required - Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking experience - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously - Work well under pressure; ability to work independently as well as to be a flexible team player

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