Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Recruitment is responsible for meeting targeted growth goals by representing and marketing Lamar University to prospective students through supervision of assigned staff and managing an individual caseload. The Assistant Director directs the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of student recruitment and yield activities. This position is expected to formulate, affect, interpret or implement management policies or operating practices. This position will report to the Director of Recruitment in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
Coordinate with Director of Recruitment to create a business plan, initiate, and execute an Alumni Recruitment Program.
The Assistant Director will work with university departments, alumni, and admissions counseling staff to develop outlets for university alumni to participate in the recruitment of prospective students to Lamar University.
Responsibilities for creating a training program for alumni recruitment, using admissions counselors to work with alumni, use existing programs for alumni participation, create new programs for alumni recruitment, and tracking data to evaluate effectiveness and financial expenditures.
Supervise assigned team of Admissions Counselors including on-campus and remote-based staff including their professional development, scope of work, and assessments.
Responsible for team's successful results while promoting team dynamics through active participation and leadership
Identifies skill gaps and works with employees to identify remedies and sponsor successful application of those remedies
Collaborates with leadership team to determine yearly and intermittent goals/objectives are designed, measured and effectively lead
Promotes a recruitment strategy, including an annual recruitment plan that is aligned to overall goals of Lamar University within assigned recruitment territory
Recommends opportunities to enhance marketing and student services from inquiry through orientation to ensure that a diverse student body is attracted and enrolled
Provides and analyzes information in the Student Information System (Banner) and CRM (Ellucian), for management purposes by producing reports as needed
Collaborates with Admissions Counselors and leadership to ensure operational activities within the admission office are streamlined and productive
Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as requested by office leadership
Assists with the planning and execution of special programs and projects
Serve as a liaison to other departments on campus
Travel of up to 25%. Travel will consist of assistant director representing Lamar University at university-related and/or professional programming including: College fairs, recruitment events, Lamar University sponsored programs, profession-related programming and other events as necessary.
Preforms all other essential duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Skills and Qualifications: Bachelors degree required 3 years of progressive recruitment/admission and/or higher education experience required Ability to travel and work a varied schedule with flexible hours including some weekends and evenings Management and Leadership experience preferred Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, particularly in matters relative to sensitive or confidential student records, personnel or organizational matters Ability to effectively lead and manage a team Ability to effectively communicate across all levels through strong verbal, written and presentation skills Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment and to be a self-starter Ability to clearly and persuasively articulate university programs and offerings to prospective students Previous experience with Banner student information system and/or Ellucian Recruit Customer Relationship Management system strongly preferred. Active Involvement in college admission counseling related professional organizations strongly preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana