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The University of Akron, College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is seeking to fill the position of Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention. Primary responsibilities include: recruiting prospective students to the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate programs, expanding awareness geographically, promoting programs as identified by the Dean’s Office and directing college retention initiatives; building student engagement among transfer students and prospective high school students, parents, teachers, other stakeholders, and community members; promoting and strengthening ties to external stakeholders by sharing information about application procedures, while communicating the value of undergraduate degree programs within the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences; conducting recruiting activities at both on-campus and off-campus locations and recruitment events within the region and beyond; supporting all recruiting events hosted by UA Admissions and represent the College at such events; collaborating with UA Admissions to coordinate and assist with individual meetings and plan group visits; developing strategic plan for recruitment of prospective students; planning and coordinating high school visits both on campus and off campus; attending college and career fairs to raise awareness of the College of Arts and Sciences; providing initial and ongoing correspondence with school counselors, prospective students, and family members via direct, phone, written and online communication; coordinating with our alumni relations office to leverage our alumni network in recruiting and admission efforts; may include some limited overnight or out of state travel at certain times of the year; directing and coordinating college retention initiatives at the college and departmental/school level; developing marketing plans to increase visibility of our programs; managing and training current students (BCAS Ambassadors) to support recruiting and outreach activities; collaborating with BCAS Dean’s Office, Departments, Schools, and administration on communication of scholarships and awards; and may include working evening and weekend hours.

Required Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Three (3) years’ experience working in counseling, advising, student recruitment, or related areas required. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Computer skills including spreadsheet and database management.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree. Five years’ experience working in counseling, advising, student recruitment, or related areas. Higher education experience.


The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

About UA

The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.

Application Deadline

Review of applicants will begin August 11, 2022.

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Job ID # 13688

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (


The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

Ohio is State of Residence

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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