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Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Recruitment

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Undergraduate Admissions
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 9, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00410
Position ID:: 174270

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

Binghamton University seeks an experienced professional for the position of Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Recruitment. This individual will be committed to data-driven recruitment strategies and will help to oversee first-year and transfer recruitment for the office of undergraduate admissions, including but not limited to: maintaining, evaluating, and developing best practices for admissions policies and procedures throughout the application cycle; providing information, supervision, training, and guidance to territory managers; establishing recruitment goals; and developing a strategy to help reach enrollment targets from recruitment through enrollment.

The Senior Associate Director will:

  • Assist the director of recruitment in establishing recruitment goals and building and maintaining a portfolio of contacts in strategically identified markets
  • Work with the director of recruitment to develop, shape, implement, and communicate the comprehensive strategy for the University's undergraduate admissions initiatives
  • Track inquiries, applications, and deposits in all domestic territories and develop strategies and initiatives to increase applications in key markets and break into new markets
  • Develop and implement data-driven out-of-state recruitment strategy to maximize impact in existing markets and to identify promising new markets
  • Develop a travel strategy, manage a travel budget, and measuring return-on-investment
  • Oversee application review and successful meeting of timeline for releasing decisions
  • Oversee hiring and training of new staff and external readers
  • Develop communication plans
  • Effectively present to large groups of prospective students and families
  • Travel to key markets as needed
  • Assess current activities and make recommendations to the director of recruitment regarding the value of all recruitment and yield activities
  • Maintain awareness of new trends, opportunities, and creative strategies
  • Supervise recruitment staff
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key offices on campus (including Alumni Relations, Communications & Marketing, etc.)
  • Serve on appropriate committees and task forces dealing with undergraduate admissions
  • Develop a public presence for Binghamton in admissions counselor and school counseling committees and associations
  • Plan and manage an extensive events plan including budgets, contracts, planning and implementation of counselor events, yield events, junior nights and alumni partnership events


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of seven to ten years of progressive professional experience in admissions
  • Proven track record of success including breaking into new markets and relationship-building
  • Demonstrated ability to present effectively to both large and small groups
  • Previous supervisory experience managing professional and student staff
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, educational administrators, and other interested constituents
  • Knowledge of best practices in student recruitment
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate applications and provide direction to others on a wide range of matters related to admissions and enrollment
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines while managing multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals
  • For extensive travel purposes, a valid US driver's license and driving experience
  • Valid passport, or ability to obtain a valid passport, to travel to international markets as needed


  • Master's degree
  • Professional experience in admissions enrollment and/or student recruitment
  • Experience with Banner and a CRM system (Slate preferred)

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 23, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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