Seton Hall University is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic and Graduate Affairs, the Executive Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment will be responsible for leading and implementing graduate recruiting and marketing efforts to meet graduate enrollment goals for the University. The Executive Director will manage the day-today aspects of the graduate admissions process for the University and will serve as a member of the Office of Graduate Affairs leadership team. The Executive Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment will be expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all Graduate Affairs partners and support the overall strategic enrollment efforts of the University.
The incumbent will be responsible for designing and implementing graduate admission strategies that are data-informed and results-oriented, and will be deployed across the spectrum of graduate programs offered by the University. This individual will also mentor, develop, and supervise a team of graduate recruiters while directing daily workflow and recruitment-related processes; and will bring established expertise and experience in graduate admissions, marketing,
enrollment systems, and change management in higher education. The Executive Director may be expected to work some evenings and/or weekends, and the position will require some travel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
RECRUITMENT: *Develop and implement strategies and innovative initiatives to increase graduate enrollments
across the University in coordination with all areas of Academic Affairs. *Execute and assess student recruiting events, including information sessions both on and off campus, as well as the Graduate Open House. *Attend local, regional, and national graduate recruitment conferences and fairs, and conduct similar activities for recruitment team while maintaining sufficient office coverage. *Work in collaboration with the Office of International Programs on international student engagement, recruitment, and enrollment. *Collaborate with University Relations and Marketing on overseeing and executing marketing and promotions related to targeted campaigns intended to yield potential applicants. *Collaborate with various vendors, including an online program
management organization charged with successfully recruiting and matriculating online students.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP: *Direct the graduate admissions process throughout the admission funnel and lead the Office of Graduate Affairs recruitment staff. *Assist faculty program directors to most effectively engage with prospective students. *Partner with the various Colleges and Schools of the University, as well as Enrollment Services, Information Technology, and other support services regarding student onboarding at the point of enrollment and matriculation.
TECHNOLOGY & REPORTING: *Maximize recruitment strategy and campaigns with Technolutions Slate CRM, while leveraging technology to yield graduate students. *Analyze data to track students through the
application and enrollment process to gauge success of recruiting efforts and strategies.
*Three-to-five years of progressively responsible experience in
graduate recruitment and enrollment management. Expertise in recruiting non-traditional, adult, graduate, international,
and/or online students very strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across a diverse population. Excellent public speaking skills and ability to present the University to individual prospective students and other constituencies. Strong written and verbal skills.
• Proven ability to conceive and execute a robust communications campaign to prospective students.
• Demonstrated ability to develop marketing, communication, and social media strategies for student recruitment.
• Must have prior experience working with CRM tools and Student Information Systems for the purposes of recruitment and student information tracking. Experience with Technolutions Slate CRM very strongly preferred.
• Proficiency with Ellucian Banner preferred.
• Facility with all Microsoft Office Suite applications; in particular, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
• Strong project management skills; ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines
• Capacity to multi-task and manage multiple projects at a given time
• Ability to travel and work flexible hours, and possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license.
• Familiarity with Cognos beneficial.
Licenses and Certificates:
Valid U.S. driver's license.
AD210 - Administrative
General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.