Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 15, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC875P

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Working Title Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment

Position Number 16383

Department Walton College of Business

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

Under the direction of the Director of the Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Associate Director (AD) leads the recruitment efforts in GSB. The AD works closely with program directors, GSB Director, and other internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement recruiting strategies for all graduate programs offered by the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Special focus will be on corporate recruitment for professional master's programs. Recruitment efforts include but are not limited to attendance at college career fairs, professional conferences, corporate visits, and in-office appointments. Local and regional travel will be required. The AD will also work with GSB staff to develop and implement communication strategies and to organize recruitment events.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least three years of higher education or equivalent corporate experience
  • Demonstrated success in program development and implementation

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Direct experience in sales or recruitment in a corporate environment or in higher education
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM
  • Experience in the development of communications strategy
  • At least five years of higher education or equivalent corporate experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously in stressful and/or time sensitive environments
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as required
  • Ability to travel nationally by vehicle or air
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling


  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs to include occasional evenings/weekends for special events)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Walton College of Business

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate to education and experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 09/29/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Jason Campbell, Walton HR Manager

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please identify your highest level of education from an accredited institution of higher education.
    • None
    • Some college but no degree completion
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's Degree or higher
  2. * Please identify your years of higher education or equivalent corporate experience.
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • At least one but less than two years
    • At least two but less than three years
    • At least three but less than four years
    • At least four but less than five years
    • Five or more years
  3. * Briefly describe any program development and implementation experience you have that demonstrates your success in this area. If no such experience, please type "None".

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please identify your years of experience in sales or recruitment in a corporate environment or in higher education.
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • At least one but less than two years
    • At least two but less than three years
    • At least three but less than four years
    • At least four but less than five years
    • Five or more years
  5. * Please identify your years of experience using Salesforce or other CRM.
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • At least one but less than two years
    • At least two but less than three years
    • At least three but less than four years
    • At least four but less than five years
    • Five or more years
  6. * Do you have experience in the development of a communications strategy?
    • No
    • Yes

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status