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Assistant Director Graduate Recruiting and Admissions

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Managerial / Administration

Job Summary: The Assistant Director Graduate Recruiting and Admissions achieves enrollment objectives for Neeley’s portfolio of full-time and evening graduate programs by contributing to the recruiting operations in sourcing, recruiting, selecting and admitting of students.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: 1. Leverages a solid understanding of new lead generation and prospect management to recruit students for graduate programs. Plans and executes recruitment activities including conducting information sessions, representing Neeley at career fairs, meeting candidates one-on-one, delivering corporate presentations, making outbound phone calls, attending networking events, etc.
2. Cultivates and leverages strategic partnerships in the business community and within professional organizations in support of the growth and enhancement of graduate programs. Represents the Neeley School at external functions and interacts with corporate executives and other community leaders as appropriate.
3. Responds to inquiries from applicants and admitted students concerning the application process. Guides prospective students from inquiry through application and into the deposit and orientation phase of enrollment. Ensures the completeness of applicant data in Neeley School software prior to each program start date.
4. Conducts personal interviews and analyzes and synthesizes applicant data (including undergraduate transcripts, test scores, professional work history, letters of recommendation, extracurricular involvement, essays, interview reports, etc.), in an effort to select the best applicants for admission to the graduate business programs.
5. Supports the operational success of the recruiting and enrollment team by providing leadership for one or more following areas: overseeing data management and analysis efforts, managing communication with program applicants, coordinating the application process, analyzing the effectiveness of recruitment efforts by channel, reporting on program outcomes, and/or serving as a lead point of contact for the EnrollmentRX software.
6. Contributes to special initiatives as requested by supporting assessment, rankings, alumni-related and other priorities such as developing strategies to attract diverse candidates and/or develop and international recruiting strategy, and by conducting research and analysis including assignments in support of new academic programs or program components.
7. Works in close partnership with other graduate staff and faculty, to include the Director, Graduate Career Center and the Professors of Professional Practice involved with the evening graduate business programs, in support of attracting and yielding new students.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • Bachelor’s degree.
• 2 plus years in industry and/or higher education.
• 2 plus years of recruiting and/or business development.
• Experience making presentations to groups.
Preferred Education & Experience: • MBA or other relevant graduate degree.
• Experience recruiting students in a competitive environment.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of interpersonal skills and a capable communicator.
• Knowledge of social media marketing strategies.
• Knowledge of a consumer orientation.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Skill in oral and written communication and organizational techniques.
• Skill in making effective presentations.
• Ability to establish rapport and credibility with a variety of constituents.
• Ability to become proficient with Salesforce (or other CRM).
• Ability to learn new software tools quickly.
• Ability to secure meetings with key decision makers within local companies.
• Ability to travel occasionally to professional development conferences and/or to develop new markets.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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