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Manager of Recruitment and Outreach

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Working Title:

Manager of Recruitment and Outreach

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Sensitive Position:


Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority:


Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel:


Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is NOT a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position:


Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position:

This position is responsible for all student recruitment activities for Luter School of Business graduate programs. This individual will also assist in the cultivation of external relationships for the Luter School of Business with prospective students, businesses, alumni, potential donors, and the Luter School of Business Advisory Boards. The manager will lead programs that provide exposure to business leaders on campus for student benefit by working with the Dean, Director of Academic Administration, Faculty Director of the Master of Financial Analysis Program, Board of Advisors, Alumni Relations, Advancement, and the Office of Communication and Public Relations to advance the mission of Christopher Newport University and the Luter School of Business for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Work Tasks:

Works collaboratively with the Faculty Director of the Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) program and the Director of Academic Administration to market, recruit and communicate with prospective and current students.

Facilitates the production of Luter promotional publications for businesses and potential donors and prospective students with the Office of Communications and Public Relations and in conjunction with the Dean and Director of the Luter School of Business, which includes print, web, social media, and in-person and virtual recruitment events.

Cultivates relationships with retired executives, alumni, and members of the Board of Advisors for meaningful engagement with Luter School of Business (LSoB) students.

Works with Advancement to identify and engage with potential donors for the Luter Annual Fund campaign.

Plans, organizes and executes the large business conference on campus, Business Exchange.

Plans, organizes and executes the annual Etiquette Dinner, a special event designed for graduating seniors and business partners.

Works collaboratively with the Center for Career Planning to plan Luter Career & Networking Receptions, including but not limited to “Meet the Firms” and Luter participation in promoting graduate school opportunities.

Works collaboratively with University Advancement on the Luter Annual Fund campaign.

Assists Alumni Relations with Luter Alumni events for continued cultivation and development of business leader relationships.

Works collaboratively and collectively with the Luter Administrative Team.

Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Excellent communication skills – written, spoken and presentation. Excellent understanding of how businesses work. Professional demeanor. Ability to develop positive working relationships, and execute projects on-time and within budget. Computer/software and social media skills necessary. Ability to develop business relationships and promote new ideas. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Education:

Master’s degree in business or a closely related field; or a Bachelor’s degree and related business experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Experience Required:

Experience working in Higher Education or experience working in/with the private or public sector businesses. Experience establishing and maintaining strong relationships with customers, clients and other organizations. Experience communicating with diverse stakeholders in person, print, and virtual modalities.

Experience Preferred:

Experience organizing student volunteers. Sales and recruitment experience a plus. Experience organizing large events. Experience using event management software, customer relationship management systems such as Slate, communication software such as Constant Contact, Google Suite, and survey software such as Qualtrics.

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin June 16, 2021. Applications received after June 16, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement :

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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