Assistant Director for Events - OACAC

Assistant Director for Events

  • Full Time
  • Athens Ohio
  • Salary: $40,296-$45,837

Website Ohio University

Ohio University

At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.

At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions!

Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals.

Position Summary:  The assistant director for events oversees Undergraduate Admissions on and off campus special event programs. Reporting to the associate director for visits and events, the incumbent supports the planning and implementation of campus visit programs and off campus events for prospective and admitted students, their families, and their influencers. In addition, this position serves as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment staff team.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division’s commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this role, the assistant director of events will play a critical role in OHIO’s commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.


Campus visits and events management: Support the associate director for visits and events in the planning, coordination, and implementation of Undergraduate Admissions recruitment and yield programs and special events, creating programs that help Undergraduate Admissions and academic units achieve enrollment goals. Coordinate with internal and external constituents to promote effective and efficient campus and engagement experiences for prospective students, their families, and their influencers. Support the development of program budgets and adherence to project timelines. Serves as subject matter expert to counsel campus partners on the development of targeted visit and event programs. Collaborate with colleagues in various University departments to schedule and improve visit and in-market engagement opportunities. In coordination with the Enrollment Marketing and CRM Operations team, support the development of campus visit and event registration, pre- and post-event communication, and program evaluation tools within the constituent relationship management (CRM) system. Evaluate the assessment of campus visit and event experiences to ensure effective and efficient allocation of university resources. Support assistant director for tours and training in providing an authentic campus tour program for Undergraduate Admissions on a daily basis, year-round. Support a diverse team of 75-100 student employees to serve as ambassadors, provide tours, and receive visitors for daily visits and special visit programs.

Recruitment and Admission: Serve as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team. Represent the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Counsel and advise constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes. Maintain thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions, and advise constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. Evaluate applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conduct thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant’s candidacy. Determine necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plan and implement limited recruitment activities for an assigned territory or population, including programs and travel activities around Ohio and nationally.


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