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Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Assistant Director of Recruitment

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with occasional evening and weekend

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Academic Affairs


Graduate School (Adm)

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Salary Range:

$62,783 - $68,000

Primary Purpose of Department:

The Graduate School at UNC Charlotte fosters excellence in all dimensions of post baccalaureate studies and is the primary advocate for graduate education and for graduate students at the University. Established in 1985, the Graduate School offers 24 doctoral, 65 master’s degree programs, and more than 50 graduate certificate programs in a wide variety of fields and specialties ranging from architecture, biomedical engineering, computing, engineering, and health administration to history, teacher education, creative writing, business, nursing and social work. The Graduate School has over 800 members of the Regular Graduate Faculty who teach and mentor more than 5,500 graduate students who come from nearly every state in the union and from a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America. The mission of the Office of Graduate Admissions is to meet established University enrollment goals by recruiting exemplary graduate applicants and by helping Graduate Program Directors utilize best practices to effectively enroll the optimal size class. Our goal is to recruit individuals who can contribute to and benefit from the myriad of teaching, service, and research opportunities available at North Carolina’s Urban Research University. We collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across campus to advocate for graduate education, facilitate recruitment and enrollment and timely progress to the degree, and effectively curate the application and admissions processes for almost 11,000 applicants annually.

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Director of Recruitment will lead and support efforts to grow the international graduate and undergraduate student populations at UNC Charlotte. The primary role of this position will be to assist in the development and execution of a multi-year international enrollment management plan proposal in addition to a host of support services that will assist in the development of partnerships, connections and pipelines between UNC Charlotte colleges/faculty and entities from abroad (institutions, organizations and sponsors). This individual will also understand recruitment trends, market characteristics/intelligence and emerging regions best positioned to send degree seeking graduate students to the U.S. Significant partnership with the International Student and Scholars Office, Undergraduate Admissions, and Graduate Program constituents is required.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

This position recruits applicants to graduate programs via recruitment events, in-person and digital communications, and partners with graduate enrollment constituents to ensure both print and digital marketing materials are appropriate for face-to-face and virtual recruitment. The individual must be completely versed in the admissions requirements of 150+ graduate programs and 170 undergraduate majors, as well as the funding opportunities and academic experiences embedded in graduate programs. Additionally, the person is responsible for engaging with faculty and administrative staff both a UNC Charlotte as well as at universities in the U.S. to develop collaborative partnerships to help recruit and enroll a diverse group of graduate students. And, finally, the person in this position is responsible for being well-versed in best practices in graduate student recruitment and enrollment of both domestic and international students, and providing that information to Graduate Program Directors in an effort to enroll the optimum size class of exemplary graduate students.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Four or more years of experience in recruitment, pre-admissions counseling, and/or graduate student services.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as counseling, higher education, marketing, data science, or communication studies, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport with a diverse prospective student population.
  • Ability to lead and manage the recruitment cycle to grow enrollment.
  • Experience working in enrollment technologies and software (SLATE, Banner, etc.).
  • Knowledge of graduate prospective student markets and enrollment trends.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; data analysis skills; and present
  • Comfortable working in high-volume, fast-paced, multi-location environments with the ability to establish priorities, manage deadlines, and exercise a high degree of professionalism in interactions with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
  • Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Excel; Zoom; Google Suite

Necessary Certifications/Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

Special Notes to Applicants:

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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