Regional Recruitment Manager (Pittsburgh)

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THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION BASED IN PITTSBURGH. Extensive travel, including management of a geographic territory within the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area of the United States, required. Please complete the online application and be prepared to attach required documents. Required documents include detailed cover letter, resume, and list of references. For references, please include names and current contact information of three professional references. Successful candidates must pass routine and continual background checks, university judiciary reviews, and driving record audits. Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration apply by September 7, 2021.

THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION BASED IN PITTSBURGH. Extensive travel, including management of a geographic territory within the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area of the United States, required. 
 
Primarily responsible for recruitment in a designated territory, the Regional Recruitment Manager represents Ohio University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents. In collaboration with the Associate Director, this position will assist in establishing out-of-state recruitment goals, recommend solutions on a range of highly complex admission and enrollment processes, and recommend a tactical recruitment plan based on the needs of the territory. The Regional Recruitment Manager initiates, builds, and maintains relationships with constituents within the territory while advising on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO in order to generate enrollment pipelines from the territory. 
 
Residing in the region, the Regional Recruitment Manager represents the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents. Working with a minimum of direction and supervision from a remote office while also functioning as part of the larger Ohio University Undergraduate team, this self-starter develops and executes recruitment plans for assigned territory; manages activities occurring within the territory or affecting constituents within it. Counsels, advises, and recommends solutions to constituents on a range of highly complex admission and enrollment processes. Assists with establishing out-of-state recruitment goals by leveraging data, advises Undergraduate Admissions on out-of-state territory needs, and recommends a tactical recruitment plan for the assigned territory in alignment with the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan and Undergraduate Admissions recruitment plan. 
 
Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with constituents within the territory, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Proactively coordinating and assisting colleagues in the home office, the Regional Recruitment Manager plans and executes on- and off-campus events to support recruitment, admission, and yield, not only for the assigned territory but also for broader audiences. Advises Undergraduate Admissions on the needs of the area while also connecting constituents with the appropriate on-campus offices. 
 
Maintains thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions, and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. This advising occurs primarily through in-person information sessions, individual appointments, phone calls, e-mails, online chats, and interactions within the University’s constituent relationship management system. Manages special recruitment, admission, and yield initiatives and projects on behalf of Undergraduate Admissions and contributes to the success of other initiatives designed to identify, attract, and enroll students in Ohio University’s undergraduate programs. Develops and maintains reports and proactively analyzes data and trends to recommend timely and forward-thinking adjustments to strategy. Suggests procedures and training based on understanding of practices in the area. 
 
Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conducts thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant’s candidacy. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Serves on Committee Review Panel, representing and deliberating concerns about applicants’ candidacy. Monitors and analyzes historical and current recruitment and admission data and trends, and uses information in decision-making. Provides excellent customer service by being highly visible, responsive and attentive to prospective students, constituents, and external stakeholder needs and inquires, reacting in a timely manner, and utilizing the unique opportunity to provide services as a member of the community. Adheres to the university recruiting and admissions guidelines and standards and adheres to provisions set forth in the National Association of College Admission Counseling Standards and Principles of Good Practice. 
 
Significant travel, including some overnights and weekends, within the territory between early September to mid-November and mid-January to mid-April is required. Periodic travel to Ohio University’s campus for training, on-campus events, and interaction with admissions staff and university colleagues is also expected.