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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruiting

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewIn response to award-winning faculty, facilities, and expanded degree programs valued by the business community, the KU School of Business has experienced rapid growth in undergraduate applications and admissions. To sustain this vitality, the school seeks an outstanding applicant to serve as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruiting. Duties include data-driven recruitment of prospective students to KU School of Business via on and off campus events, presentations, and various initiatives. Assistant Director will assist in the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive recruitment strategy to support the School of Business strategic growth plans and enrollment goals. This position has specialized responsibility for working with area community colleges and high schools to build a pipeline for students seeking admission to the program. Travel, evening, and weekend work required.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible, regular appointment reporting to the Director of Recruitment. This is a hybrid position based on the recruiting calendar. Alternative and flexible work schedules will be evaluated as per KU policy and School guidelines. Pay and benefits are competitive.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. Job Description40% Student Recruitment and Event Coordination: Oversee, manage and actively participate in on campus programs and events focused on recruiting students to the KU School of Business undergraduate program. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • In collaboration with the Undergraduate Admissions Office and other colleagues across campus and within the School of Business, represent School of Business at on-campus recruitment functions such as Junior Days, Senior Days, Transfer Visit Days, Scholar Days, and prospective student visits.
  • Communicate daily with prospective students, families, and high school and community college counselors.
  • Present to individual students, families, and groups of prospective students and families.
  • Assist Director of Recruitment with hiring, training, coaching, and evaluation of School of Business Ambassador Program.
  • Assist Director of Recruitment with planning and execution of all on campus events including but not limited to Business Open House, Business Scholars Day, Business Academic Welcome, Admitted Senior Saturday, etc.

30% High School and Transfer Student Outreach: Responsible for working with area community colleges and high schools to build a pipeline for students seeking admission to the program. Sample of duties include:
  • Plan, develop, execute, and analyze off-campus recruitment programs and events for prospective business students and their families.
  • In collaboration with the Undergraduate Admissions Office and other colleagues across campus and within the School of Business, travel and represent School of Business at off-campus recruitment events, college fairs, community college visits, and high school visits.
  • Connect with area community colleges, including but not limited to Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, and Metropolitan Community College, to communicate transfer student pathways for academic programs in the School of Business.
  • Develop relationships with area high school counselors and teachers to create pipelines for the School of Business with the goal of increasing school-specific visits to campus and Capitol Federal Hall.
  • Monitor high school recruitment initiatives and develop accurate applicant and inquiry reports on a regular basis to determine recruitment program effectiveness.
  • Attend appropriate and strategic off-campus high school visits and fairs.
  • Assist in organizing specific visit programs for individual groups or high school programs. Coordinate select outreach programs on campus.
  • Work with Director of Recruitment and other appropriate stakeholders on campus to develop and execute a high school case study competition.

20% Development & Management: Provides expertise to enhance, implement, and develop successful recruitment and outreach efforts for the Business Leadership Program (BLP) and Multicultural Business Scholars Program (MBSP). Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Contribute to the development of recruitment strategy, materials, resources, and analyzing data to recruit prospective students.
  • Manage the recruitment of prospective students for the Business Leadership Program (BLP).
  • Collaborate with School of Business DEIB staff to support Multicultural Business Scholars Program (MBSP) recruitment efforts.
  • Monitor recruitment initiatives and develops accurate applicant and inquiry reports on a regular basis to determine recruitment program effectiveness.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Director of Recruiting and/or Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs.

10% Support and other related duties:
  • May serve as liaison or resource for other admissions representatives or Business School staff.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment programs, determine need for additional efforts, and provide recruitment data to Director of Recruitment.
  • May supervise student ambassadors.
  • Participate as an active team member of the BSchool staff including attending staff meetings and serving on School or University committees, as directed.
  • Complete other recruitment program related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • This is a hybrid position based on the recruiting calendar. Alternative and flexible work schedules will be evaluated as per KU policy and School guidelines
Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.
  2. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills, interpersonal and written communication skills based on application materials and interview process.
  3. Valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience in working effectively with diverse student populations, including low-income, first generation, geographic regions, ethnic groups, high school, and non-traditional students.
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize time and tasks and work autonomously.
  3. Experience in public relations activities or work in university admissions and recruitment.
  4. Experience in event planning and execution.
  5. Experience with the University of Kansas.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application requires: 1) on-line application; 2) current resume; 3) a cover letter addressing required qualifications; 4) complete contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins January 31, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is received.
Contact Information to ApplicantsKathryn Silvers, [email protected], 785-864-3622
Advertised Salary RangeMinimum $45,000, increasing with experience Work ScheduleM-F 8-5; occasional evenings and weekends Application Review Begins31-Jan-2022 Anticipated Start Date21-Feb-2022


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