Associate Director of Recruitment and Corporate Relations

The purpose of this position is to spearhead recruiting efforts for the Coles MBA product offerings in the greater Atlanta corporate headquarter market. This individual will be responsible for establishing relationships with corporate entities to market the Coles graduate program products, with an aim to increase MBA graduate student enrollment. Additionally, this individual will represent the Coles MBA brand to these organizations to establish relationships with corporate leadership to result in speaking engagements with current programs, mentorship with current students, and active engagement between the Coles programs and onsite organizations. This individual will foster connections through hosting onsite information sessions, recruiting trips, lunch and learns, etc. to showcase the Coles MBA products. Serve as a primary point of contact for corporations who inquire about the online and graduate programs.

  • Business Development and Community Engagement
  • Re/engage corporate entities with the end goal of becoming a preferred educational partner
  • Leverage College faculty, staff and board of advisors' networks to find and attract new opportunities for MBA Programs
  • Retain existing and develop new business relationships corporations and professional organizations
  • Strategically engaged additional internal and external partners in MBA Programs efforts and initiatives
  • Serve as the point of contact for business opportunities for MBA Programs
  • Develop and cultivate all MBA Program relationships to positively impact and sustain the graduate programs
  • Work in collaboration other Coles College Corporate and Community Relations personnel to identify engagement opportunities
  • Serve as an ambassador in the community for the Graduate Programs portfolio at Coles College of Business
  • Work in collaboration with University Development and the Coles College Development Director to create and identify funding opportunities
  • Program Recruitment and Admissions Support
  • Assist Director of Admissions with recruitment needs during high application times
  • Serve as a resource to students with questions during registration time
  • Program Development and Support
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to develop additional programs and services based on the needs and desires of the community
  • Conduct market research to explore areas that are untapped or ripe Grad Programs presence
  • Supervise and/or execute projects associated with re/development of grad programs
  • Manage projects specific to achieving a successful program and/or event – including directing all logistical planning for an on or off-site event and/or program
  • Serve as the resource coordinator for any resources required to deliver a successful recruiting and/or relationship building event
  • Alumni Relations
  • Build rapport with MBA and Grad program alumni in order to drive short and long-term engagement
  • Create lasting relationships with the College in order to help alumni see Coles as a continued go-to resource
  • Leverage alumni relationships and networks for corporate referral opportunities
  • Marketing, PR and Communications
  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy for the MBA Program
  • Assist with implementation of said strategy
  • Work in partnership with the Coles College and University units to ensure branding and communication guidelines are met as well as to mine for strategic PR opportunities
  • Work in partnership with University Relations to maintain a strong presence in the media and in promoting the Coles MBA Programs as a distinctive University program to various University stakeholders
  • General Office Administration
  • Manage relationships with faculty and various administrative departments at KSU
  • Maintain security and quality controls for all information entrusted to the CFEC
  • Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See for policy guidelines.

    Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of related work experience.

    Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree (in Business) strongly preferred.

    • Goal oriented with a strong desire to serve prospective students well
    • Experience in corporate outreach and relationship building
    • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with a wide variety of people
    • Review, evaluate, and track processes in order to suggest and implement more effective ways of recruiting companies and individuals


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