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Regional Recruitment Manager (Greater Chicagoland)

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Ohio University
Location
Chicago, Illinois

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title

Regional Recruitment Manager (Greater Chicagoland)

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University accepts applications and nominations for our Undergraduate Admissions Regional Recruitment Manager for Greater Chicagoland opening!  THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION BASED IN THE GREATER CHICAGOLAND AREA.  Extensive travel, including management of a geographic territory within the Midwest United States required. 


To apply, after reviewing the position profile below, please submit the online application, a current resume, a cover letter addressing your professional interest in this role, and a list of three professional or academic references.  Successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background check, university judiciary review, and driving record audit.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration apply by January 5, 2022. 

This position is eligible for the following benefits:

medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number

20163983S

Job Description

JOIN A TEAM THAT SUPPORTS YOU 

At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.  

ABOUT OHIO 

At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives. 

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet. 

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner. 

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at https://www.ohio.edu/forever and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions! 

ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 

Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals. 
 

LEADERSHIP PROFILE & POSITION SUMMARY 

Position Summary: Based in the greater Chicagoland area, this remote Regional Recruitment Manager represents the University to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Plans and implements recruitment activities, including programs and travel activities in the Midwest and nationally. Coordinates and contributes to the success of initiatives designed to identify, attract, admit, and enroll students in Ohio University’s undergraduate programs. Monitors and analyzes historical and current recruitment and admissions data and trends and uses this information in decision-making.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division’s commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this role, Regional Recruitment Managers will play a critical role in OHIO’s commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.  
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Development and Execution of Recruitment Plans in Assigned Recruitment Territory: Residing in the assigned territory, the Regional Recruitment Manager works with minimal direction and supervision from a remote office while also functioning as part of the larger Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions team.  This position develops, implements, and manages recruitment plans and activities occurring within the territory or affecting constituents within it. The Regional Recruitment Manager provides excellent customer services by being highly visible, responsive and attentive to prospective student’s, constituents’, and external stakeholder’s needs, and utilizes the unique opportunity to provide services as a member of the community within the assigned territory. 

The Regional Recruitment Manager conducts recruitment travel on an extensive basis, including some overnight and weekends, within assigned territory in an independent and professional manner for extended periods of time between early September to mid-November and mid-January to mid-April. This positions initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with constituents within the territory, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Proactively coordinating and assisting colleagues in the home office, the Regional Recruitment Manager plans and executes on- and off-campus events to support recruitment, admission, and yield, not only for the assigned territory but also for broader audiences. 

In collaboration with the Associate Director, this position will assist in establishing territory recruitment goals, recommend solutions on a range of highly complex admissions and enrollment process, and recommend a tactical recruitment plan based on the needs of the territory. The Regional Recruitment Manager develops and maintains reports and proactively analyzes data and trends to recommend timely and forward-thinking adjustments to strategy and tactics within the territory.  This position will also suggest procedures and trainings based on the understanding of the practices in the territory. 

The Regional Recruitment Manager will travel periodically to Ohio University’s campus for training, on-campus events, and interaction with admissions staff and university colleagues. 

Counseling and Advising on Admissions and Enrollment Processes: Following a thorough onboarding process, the Regional Recruitment Manager maintains a thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO in order to generate enrollment pipelines from the territory. This advising occurs through in-person and virtual, group information sessions, individual appointments, phone calls, e-mails, online chats, and interactions within the University’s constituent relationship management system. This position will also assist constituents by connecting them with the appropriate on-campus offices as appropriate. Regional Recruitment Managers also coordinate and contribute to the success of other initiatives designed to identify, attract, admit, and enroll students in Ohio University’s undergraduate programs based on the managers’ areas of expertise and interest or as needed by the office. 

Evaluation of Admissions Materials: Regional Recruitment Managers conduct thorough, holistic, selective review of applicants’ candidacy, determine necessary documentation to support an admission decision, and recommend appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. All Regional Recruitment Managers are key members on the Committee Review Panel, representing and deliberating concerns about applicants’ candidacy.  

Minimum Qualifications

 The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field conferred by start date and a minimum of three years of directly related experience. Ability to travel independently up to twelve weeks annually (intermittent; travel requirements vary by position). Demonstrated interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.   

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a master’s degree are strongly preferred, but not required. OHIO is committed to employee success and enhancing access to education and all Regional Recruitment Managers are eligible for our education benefit which provides tuition coverage to employees and eligible dependents for an array of undergraduate and graduate programs.  


Other preferred, but not required, qualifications include being multi-lingual; previous experience in college admissions, academic advising in higher education, college student personnel, or counseling or teaching in secondary schools. Preference will be given to those familiar with the Chicagoland area, Illinois, and surrounding states.

Department

Admissions

Pay Rate

Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Regional Recruitment Manager position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 15  at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $49,967-$56,837. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally. 

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.  

Job Open Date

12/07/2021

Posting Close Date

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 5, 2022.

Job Category

Administrative at-will appointment

Months

12

Planning Unit

Enrollment Management

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8 am -5 pm; Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. 

Campus

Athens

Expected hours worked per week

40+

Expected duration of assignment

ongoing

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.

Lila Thacker, [email protected], 740-593-4101

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

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