Assistant Director, Recruiting and Selection

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Director, Recruiting and Selection

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Salary to be determined based on experience, within the range of $50,000-$56,000

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM; some nights and weekends

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Park Scholars

About the Department:

The Park Scholarships program was established in 1996. The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State University based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, enrichment activities, and additional expenses. About 40 Scholars are selected annually. Diversity and inclusion are critical to the Park Scholarships program.

The department reports directly to the Chancellor of the university. For more information, please visit our website:

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Director, Recruiting and Selection, will have major responsibilities executing the recruitment and selection of diverse scholars and will develop and implement strategic plans to promote the program in North Carolina and beyond. The position reports to the senior associate director of Park Scholarships.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1.) Direct the Park Scholarships communication strategy and activities, including:

  • Update, create, and distribute written communication (e.g., printed materials, emails, website updates, and social media content) for prospective students and families
  • Recruit, train, and oversee the Park Ambassadors – students, alumni, family, and friends who conduct recruiting activities in a volunteer capacity, both in North Carolina and out-of-state
  • Oversee, implement, and continue to develop the ongoing plan for Diversity Recruitment, Selection and Yield and advise the Diversity Student Task Force on recruitment initiatives
  • Organize yield efforts
  • Coordinate and liaise with the Park Scholarships endorsing high schools
  • Represent the Park Scholarships program at recruiting events such as the annual NACAC, SACAC, National Scholarships Providers Association, and Undergraduate Scholars Program Administrators Association conferences, as well as on the university-wide Open House Committee and Recruiter’s Roundtable

2.) Assist in the administration of the Park Scholarships application and selection processes, including:

  • Identify and lead the department’s use of appropriate systems and technologies to maintain an efficient, effective, secure application process
  • Play a substantial role in the review of application materials and Selection Committee evaluations
  • Annually update the Park Scholarships application, endorsement forms, and Selection Committee training materials
  • Assist with handling written, phone, and in-person inquiries from applicants, parents, high school officials, Selection Committee members, alumni, faculty, etc.
  • Coordinate semifinal interview arrangements for 13 regions; assist with the coordination of on-campus Final Selection Activities; participate in semifinal interview events and Final Selection Activities.
  • Oversee and train student volunteers

Other Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years experience OR master’s degree and two (2) years experience

Other Required Qualifications:

The Assistant Director, Recruiting and Selection must be able to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to and proficiency in diverse, inclusive, and equitable recruiting and selection practices
  • Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations
  • Learn and use appropriate technologies and systems to manage candidate data
  • Attend to details well
  • Work proactively, both independently and with a team
  • Handle ambiguity
  • Manage multiple and competing priorities, projects, and deadlines
  • Demonstrate superior judgment
  • Interact confidently and effectively with a wide variety of constituents: high-ability students, parents, high school officials, alumni, university faculty and administrators, volunteers, and others
  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills
  • Travel independently to sites across North Carolina and the United States
  • Work occasional nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

Five (5) or more years of experience in a relevant field

Experience working in college/university admissions, especially with highly selective admissions processes

Experience working with admissions-related systems and technologies

Project and/or event management experience

Experience training and managing volunteers

Experience working with honors/scholars programs/students

Experience working with communications

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of the start date is required.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of resumes to begin immediately with interviews planned to begin in July. Candidates invited to interviews will be asked to bring a sample of an actual project plan and written communication(s) they created, and to give a brief talk.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

012101 - Park Scholars


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time