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Associate Director Recruitment & Admission

Apply now Job No: 499886
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Recruitment & Admissions - 202500
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

At the University of Dayton, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are
inextricably linked to excellence. As a Catholic and Marianist institution, we embrace
diversity as a gift of God’s creation and are committed to honoring the intrinsic value
and dignity of all people. In addition, we understand that diversity creates a workplace
population with representation that is similar to the markets in which it operates, it
demands that the workplace is safe and inclusive for all individuals and organizations,
and it develops a collective behavior that encourages all individuals and employees to
best use their talent. Capitalizing on a diverse workforce enhances the organization’s
competitive position in the marketplace.

The university is seeking an innovative thinker to serve as the Associate Director of Recruitment and Admission. As the climate surrounding higher education becomes more complex, the University of Dayton seeks to leverage the critical relationship with school counselors. A successful candidate will bring a creative approach to the ongoing relationship between student recruitment and the school and independent counselor audience. This position will report to the Director of Regional Recruitment and Admission and be based in Dayton, Ohio.

Professional responsibilities include implementing and overseeing the Recruitment &
Admission team’s development of strategic and proactive events with high school
counselors and internal and external partners. The Associate Director develops and
implements a framework for innovative programming to enhance outreach with Gen Z
and Gen Alpha students, families, school counselors, and internal and external
partners. This plan includes the creation of a strategy around various responses
throughout the recruitment cycle that will urge students and families to take their next step (apply, engage, confirm, enroll) and collaborate with team members and campus
partners to provide leadership around the Leadership in Service scholarship.
Additionally, this position will manage an assigned territory of the Northeast, with a
primary focus on NY, NJ, CT, and MA, through high school visits, individual
appointments with students, families, and school counselors, and territory-specific
programming to build a funnel of applicants, admits and matriculants. This position will
travel up to 5 weeks in the fall semester and up to 4 weeks in the spring.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience in college admission, financial aid,
or student services.
● Commitment to inclusivity and working with the university towards becoming an
anti-racist institution.
● The successful candidate must be self-motivated, can work independently, and
have excellent communication, public speaking, and relationship management
skills for diverse audiences.
● Valid driver's license with less than six points.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● Master's degree in higher education administration/student affairs or related field.
● Knowledge and sensitivity to Catholic and Marianist principles of education and
● Demonstrated experience working with families and students of diverse
● Experience working with a student information system like Banner or a CRM such as Salesforce for recruitment and admission
● Ability to develop and educate recruitment and admission staff around best
practices to engage in support high school counselors
● Demonstrated relationship management skills and the ability to support the
common goal of excellence in program integrity and customer service

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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