Associate Director, Outreach & Recruitment - OACAC

Associate Director, Outreach & Recruitment

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As a member of Undergraduate Admissions, the Associate Director of Outreach and Recruitment is a critical member of undergraduate recruitment at The Ohio State University providing leadership and strategic direction for new first year and transfer student outreach and recruitment; the Associate Director focuses on strategically setting short and long range recruitment planning goals with the Director to ensure that the enrollment goals are met annually; aligning recruitment metrics with Undergraduate Admissions metrics to achieve projected and targeted  enrollment goals for admitted students; providing senior leadership for domestic and international territory management/admissions counseling, and high school relations; managing the personnel and operational budgets of these areas; collaborating with outreach and recruitment leadership in the areas of access and diversity, non-resident recruitment, and visits and events to support enrollment goals for the office; responsible for effective leadership and direction of team; provides vision, appropriate challenge and support to staff, enabling others to act; establishes objectives, standards, and requirements that align with the vision of the university and unit; directs the performance management process, including goal setting, coaching, feedback and managing accountability and productivity; oversees implementation and continued enhancement of short-range and long-term outreach and recruitment programs and activities to support university enrollment and retention goals; cultivates relationships to promote and advance university goals and programming related to outreach and recruitment; works collaboratively on the development of recruitment strategies and tactics, marketing messages, and initiatives; provides representation on behalf of Undergraduate Admissions on university committees related to College Credit Plus program; coordinates outreach efforts with Ohio State’s four regional campuses and the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI); plans and directs budgeting and expenditure processes; implements and advises on fiscal policies; reads applications through our holistic application review process; participates as an active member of Undergraduate Admissions through membership on committees; assists office during events and other times throughout the year; conducts special projects and other duties as assigned; evening and weekend hours required.

Required: Master’s Level Degree or equivalent educ/exp required; 5-10 years of experience in higher education, recruitment, marketing and/or public relations required; supervisory experience required; demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications required; requires successful completion of a background check.

Desired: Experience with computer systems and training desired; experience with higher education marketing consultant’s concepts desired; experience with enrollment management concepts desired.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  

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