Assistant Director of Recruitment – Alumni and School Counselor Strategies

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jul 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Recruitment – Alumni and School Counselor Strategies

Enrollment Management – Admissions

Louisiana State University


Job Responsibilities:

The assistant director of recruitment position within Louisiana State University’s office of admissions will play a key collaborative role in advancing the university and meeting the enrollment objectives.   The individual, with general oversight from the Associate Director of Admissions, will provide management of Tiger Recruitment Network, a volunteer alumni recruitment group, and coordinate school counselor advisory councils. Cooperates with other staff members in the broad context of office operations and planning. This position is also responsible for the management of an assigned recruiting territory, including articulating LSU’s message and maintaining communication with prospective students and families, and participating in the holistic application review process.

Tiger Recruitment Network Leadership (15%)

• Provides leadership and manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the Tiger Recruitment Network

• Creates and manages the recruitment, onboarding, and training strategies of alumni and parents within the TRN.

• Identifies emerging problems and implements solutions.

• Collaborates with LSU’s Alumni Association in identifying and maintaining engagement with alumni and parent volunteers.

• Collaborates will recruitment staff to recruit and engage alumni in assigned regions.

• Manages and implements Alumni interview events for prospective students.

School Counselor Advisory Councils (15%)

• Manages the effective implementation and execution of school counselor advisory boards that includes the following goals:

• To provide updates on practices and strategies that focus on enrolling highly talented students.

• To ensure a comprehensive representation of schools and community organizations on each counselor advisory board.

• To develop and implement strategies for recruitment initiatives for secondary school counselors and college access advisors to serve on councils.

Territory Recruitment (30%)

• Represents the university and its programs to the general public at in-state and out-of-state recruitment events, including high school and college visits, college fairs, visits to schools and community-based organizations, receptions, interviews, information sessions, and presentations.

• Assists in data analysis when planning trips to assigned territory/geo-markets.

• Builds and cultivates key relationships and partnerships with constituents, such as: secondary school communities, community-based organizations, Alumni, and professional organizations.

• Performs detailed and personalized outreach to prospective students such as: phone calling, emailing, and other communications as needed.

• Assists in executing all large on-campus and off-campus recruitment and yield events.

• Participates in transfer admission and recruitment activities as needed.

Admissions Counseling (20%)

• Counsels prospective undergraduate applicants and their families regarding LSU academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, admissions policies and procedures.  This interaction may include phone, in-person, or written contacts. In-person contacts may include group presentations in addition to individual interviews.

• In all counseling situations, employee must be thoroughly knowledgeable about LSU academic and extracurricular opportunities, and clearly articulate advantages of the LSU undergraduate experience.  Further, the employee must be accurate in describing admissions policies, criteria and procedures.

• Individual must be responsive to prospective students’ concerns and needs by providing excellent customer service.

Admissions Evaluation and Decision Making (20%)

• Assists with all phases of the application processing, review and admission decision.

• An ability to complete timely review of applications from an assigned set of high schools and assists others as needed. File review activities include monitoring files for completeness, ensuring accurate and fair decisions, fielding questions from applicants, and notifying the secondary readers of significant exceptions requiring review.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Three or more years of progressive experience in college admission

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Master’s degree.

• Strong team orientation, effective interpersonal skills, and superior written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to holistically evaluate applications.

• Experience with CRM system and demonstrated ability to leverage technology.

• Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals.

Special Qualifications: 

Must be willing to travel and work nights/weekends especially during peak periods.  Uniform may be required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

As with all LSU employees, Assistant Directors have an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services.  Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.

The employee may be issued University-provided mobile devices to be used for business purposes only. If one is issued, this position requires the employee to possess a personal cell phone.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!


LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer


HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected].

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