Clark University’s Graduate Admissions Office seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director, International Recruitment (Americas and EU). Reporting to the Senior Director, the successful candidate will be an integral member of the Graduate Admissions team.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting the Sr. Director/Dean with managing international recruitment and admissions functions for the graduate programs in the Graduate School of Management, the School for Professional Studies, and the International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University.
This position will have a particularly recruitment focus in the Americas (North/South) and Europe.
The candidate must have exceptional customer service and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills; and the desire to work closely with a diverse student population. Admissions recruitment, public speaking, counseling, and application review are all significant functions of this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions
Execute graduate student recruitment initiatives. This will include:
Recruits new students to the University through targeted recruitment activities such as: representing Clark at college fairs, exhibiting at professional conferences, conducting information sessions both on and off campus, webinars, etc.
Provides counseling on the admissions process, discusses the benefits of a Clark education, and answers specific questions related to the University.
Serves as the primary contact for developing relationships with prospective students that are assigned, and moving prospects through the admissions processes and to enrollment through extensive personal contact as needed.
Assists in the planning and implementing of on and off campus recruitment activities.
Conducts appropriate follow up to increase application completion and yield rates.
Review and render decisions on admission applications.
Serves as liaison with other offices on campus in order to meet enrollment objectives.
Maintains professional and student-focused standards that the admission office employs to serve prospective and current students.
Reports and analyzes communication plan performance based on key metrics.
Assists with recruitment budget coordination with direct report.
This position may oversee student workers used to assist with recruitment strategies.
This person will serve as the Graduate Admissions liaison for some graduate programs, responsibilities include:
Developing and maintaining close working relationships with graduate program directors, admission chairs, program staff, and others on campus involved with IDCE, GSOM, and/or SPS.
Facilitating the review committees for assigned graduate programs within IDCE, GSOM, and/or SPS.
Bachelor’s degree from a regional accredited college or university and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
1 – 3 years of higher-education international recruitment experience, with some recruitment experience in the Americas and/or Europe
Budget management experience
Ability to work with databases and information systems
Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with limited guidance
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and in groups and self-motivated
Highly personable and approachable to prospective students
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow-up in a timely manner, in the office and while traveling
Analytical and able to make sound judgements/decisions
Familiarity with MS Office is required
Valid driver’s license
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to lift and transport materials that range from 35 to 50 lbs
Prior knowledge of Slate (CRM)
3+ years of higher education experience in recruitment/admission (preferably graduate)
Fluent in Spanish and/or French, Portuguese
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants must reference Job code 190309 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Internal Number: 190309
About Clark University
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to
scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.
Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.