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Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruitment

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Job Title:

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruitment

Posting Number:

Staff 2014001114



Full-time/ Part-time:


Is this a temporary Position?:


Job Description Summary:

Position Responsibilities
* Partner with the Director in the on-going development, planning, implementation and assessment of recruitment strategies, tactics, policies and processes. Independently utilize inquiry and applicant data to formulate decisions supporting strategies to meet enrollment goals. Use creative thinking and decision making skills to identify and select enrollment growth opportunities.
* Exercise professional judgement to research and prospect high quality graduate program candidates; use consultative selling skills to convert prospective students to completed applicants using communication plans that integrate in-person appointments, outbound and inbound phone calls, and emails. Use problem solving skills to identify prospective student needs and the appropriate Clarkson educational solution.
* Plan and execute on-campus and off-campus recruiting and yield events such as graduate fairs, career fairs, individual school visits, webinars, and information sessions. Travel to various recruiting events and universities to market graduate programs to prospective students. This includes coordinating logistics, presenting and assisting with content development, Travel to various recruiting events and universities to market graduate programs to prospective students.
* Use professional judgment to consult with inquiries and applicants for graduate programs to ensure quality, assist and convert them throughout the application process, facilitate correspondence between prospective students, the faculty, and staff when appropriate. Ensure accurate application data in Slate to assist with recruitment, enrollment and revenue tracking and reporting; maintain security of sensitive information and uphold Clarkson values.
* Regularly receive and answer communications from inquiries and applicants outside of regular work hours.
* Interacts with internal and external partners (e.g. career services, advisors, department chairs, etc.) to support and expand recruitment relationships and opportunities such as 4+1 agreements. Research and coordinate with Director possible new agreements and relationships.
* Conduct event and visit ROI analysis.
* Assists with other projects, administrative duties and initiatives as assigned.
* Position to include up to 50% travel with overnight travel required.

Minimum Qualifications: :

Minimum Qualifications
Minimal Qualifications:
* Bachelors’ Degree

Minimal Experience:
* 3 years’ experience in a sales/recruiting oriented or higher education role with demonstrated competence

Preferred Qualifications: :

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, Business, or another related field from a regionally accredited institution strongly preferred

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Close Date:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions for this Posting:

This position can be located at either the main campus in Potsdam, NY or the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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