Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Graduate Admissions - Recruiter or Assistant Director

Chatham University invites application for a Graduate Admissions Recruiter or Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions. This position is a professional, energetic and highly service-oriented professional who is responsible for growing student enrollment for the university. The title and salary for the selected candidate will be commensurate on experience.

This position handles all recruitment activities for assigned degree programs (which are the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Master of Biomedical Studies (MABS) Programs) encompassing yearly planning, working with all prospective students, collaborating with faculty, building relationships with potential employers and partner institutions, and fostering community partnerships.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Assistant Vice President in developing and managing yearly recruitment plan to increase program awareness, inquiry and enrollment.
  • Provide advising and support through the admissions process for prospective students including information gathering, the application and interview process, and all ongoing follow-up up via phone, e-mail and in-person visits.
  • Create and maintain relationships with schools, businesses, organizations, professional networks, non-profits, and others to identify and cultivate academic and job opportunities.
  • Plan and execute on- and off-campus recruitment events, virtual and in-person interview days, and travel to feeder schools, employers and essential conferences and events for enrollment, networking, and visibility purposes.
  • Prepare and present professional information sessions regarding graduate programs both on and off campus and in virtual environments.
  • Work with the university marketing department to contribute to the various communication materials needed to promote the degree programs and various programs/services offered by Chatham.
  • Recruit students interested in designated programs delivered in an on-ground format.
  • Assists the Assistant Vice President in making regular reports concerning status of recruitment and the current enrollment of students across all assigned programs.
  • Conduct Admission and Financial Aid presentations with input and guidance from Office of Financial Aid.
  • Prepare and present professional information sessions regarding academic programs virtually, on campus and in the community.
  • Assists the Assistant Vice President with developing and implementing strategies for designated program applicants to optimize yield from admit to deposit and matriculation.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with articulation partners in order to ensure informed student engagement from the partner network.
  • Assists the Assistant Vice President by working with graduate academic Program Directors to coordinate and promote graduate policies, procedures, and ensure enrollment goals are met.
  • Assists the Assistant Vice President in the planning and execution of yield-related events and programming
  • Uphold the highest standards for a nationally accredited, competitive programs.
  • This position requires daytime and some overnight travel as well as some night and weekend work throughout the year.
  • Occasional functional supervision of graduate student workers.

Qualifications:

  • Proven results-driven approach to sales, recruitment, and/or admissions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent skills in marketing, emerging technology and media
  • Bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred
  • Experience with graduate health science populations preferred
  • Experience managing applications through a CAS system preferred
  • Must have valid driver's license.

Successful candidates will possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, public speaking skills, and a proven background in sales. Extremely strong organizational skills, along with the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with diverse constituencies in a fast-paced environment are important to be successful in this position. Creative, energetic team players that have the capability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively are highly desired.

The successful candidate will have the proven ability to meet enrollment / sales goals, attention to detail, follow-through, and dependability.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.


Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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