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University of Rochester Associate Director of Recruitment - 227688 in Rochester, New York

Associate Director of Recruitment Job ID 227688

Location Simon Grad School Business Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Simon Grad Sch OSE


General Purpose:

To function as the primary Recruitment officer for the Simon School’s Part-Time and Executive Masters and MBA Programs. To develop and manage the recruitment program for Professional Evening MBA, EMBA, Medical Management, and other programs, including potential online and certificate programs, for working professionals as determined. To develop a recruiting strategy, implement plan and track/evaluate results. To market Simon programs to groups and individuals; conduct informational interviews and follow up to pre-applicants.

Specific Responsibilities:

With considerable latitude to exercise independent judgment and decision making:

Recruitment (70%)

  • Executes a recruitment strategy (outreach and marketing plan) for regional programs. Accountable for meeting or exceeding recruiting goals of both the size and quality of applicants for above-mentioned programs.

  • Conducts pre-applicant outreach to M.S. and M.B.A. candidates including direct mail, email and phone calls through data-mining, CRM reporting and other available tools.

  • Makes formal group presentations at both on-campus recruitment events and off-campus programs.

  • Responds to phone and email inquiries related to Simon School admission.

  • Implements plan to contact applicants through phone, email, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

  • Travels for recruitment purposes and professional development opportunities.

  • Can articulate the financial return on investment and options available for financing the programs

  • Makes recommendations to admissions committee regarding applicant admission decisions.

  • Analyzes best practices regarding recruitment; studies trends in recruitment practices.

  • Keeps current on developments within the Simon School (programs, research, awards, rankings, placements, alumni news, marketing, etc.).

Reporting (10%)

  • Submits detailed reports on recruitment activities, including ROI data, and initiates use of data for ongoing enhancements to recruiting strategy and management decisions – including budget allocations for admissions and marketing.

  • Forecasts enrollment trends, likelihood of prospect conversion, and applicant yield, via sophisticated modeling and statistical tools.

  • Researches and write reports for program assessment.

Marketing (10%)

  • Assists in identifying web-based or print-based collateral that will aid in conversion of prospect to applicant.

  • Remains current on marketing tactics to raise visibility and interest in Simon programs – including but not limited to website, blogs, online message boards and social media.

Program Support (10%)

  • Participates in onboarding and orientation processes in support of the programs as needed.

  • As an effective member of the Office of Student Engagement-Executive and Part-time Programs team, promotes our vision and values and creating a positive experience for both prospective and current students. Provides front line support in answering student questions and elevates issue to the program director and other appropriate contacts. Provides support as needed to the program director and other team members.

  • Provides on-site support as needed for class weekends and events hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and the Executive and Part-time Programs team.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in admissions or related field required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Master’s work/degree and working knowledge of M.B.A. and M.S. Business programs helpful

  • Excellent communications, conversational, task management and follow up skills required

  • Highly motivated, proactive and resourceful team player

  • Ability to operate independently to achieve tasks required, yet willing to take direction

  • Understanding of digital marketing tactics and social media tools used by working professionals

  • Competency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint in particular)

  • Familiarity with website design tools and CRM (e.g., Slate) desirable

  • Weekends and evening hours required to support program needs

  • Valid NYS motor vehicle license is necessary

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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