Assistant Director of Recruitment (Scripps College of Communication)

Assistant Director of Recruitment (Scripps College of Communication)


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Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University accepts applications and nominations for our Undergraduate Admissions Assistant Director of Recruitment opening!


To apply: , after reviewing the position profile below, please submit the online application, a current resume, a cover letter addressing your professional interest in this role, and a list of three professional or academic references. Successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background check, university judiciary review, and driving record audit. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, apply by September 29, 2022. For full consideration apply by October 17, 2022.


This position is eligible for the following benefits:

medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.


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Job Description


At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.



At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.


Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.


We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.


With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions!


Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals.



Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Recruitment supports the Scripps College of Communication and Undergraduate Admissions in integrated efforts to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll undergraduate students on the Athens campus. Creates and pursues strategies to attract a well-qualified, diverse pool of undergraduate students to the University and the college. Serving as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions team, the incumbent reports to the associate director for recruitment and outreach in Undergraduate Admissions and resides in the College’s Career and Student Success Center, with an indirect reporting line to the assistant dean of the college. The self-starter will work closely with college and school/department staff to develop and implement an academically-specific strategic recruitment plan to complement University-wide and college-specific marketing and recruitment initiatives with a strong emphasis on campus visit and recruitment events and selected in-market engagements. Prioritizes high levels of personalized, customized engagement with prospective students and their families, in addition to excellent internal customer service and data-driven decision making. Regularly analyzes the effectiveness of recruitment and yield activities for the college and recommends new recruitment or yield strategies to achieve enrollment goals.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division’s commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this role, assistant directors will play a critical role in OHIO’s commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.



RECRUITMENT, YIELD, VISITS, EVENTS: Serving as a dedicated resource within the College, the assistant director represents the College and the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents. This self-starter collaborates with Undergraduate Admissions and the College to develop and execute academically-focused, data-informed strategic recruitment plans in alignment with University-wide initiatives. Supports all undergraduate recruitment and yield efforts within the college.

Plans and facilitates high-impact, academically specific campus visit and selected in-market opportunities for prospective and admitted students, their families, and other stakeholders who influence enrollment. Develops strong relationships with faculty, staff, student groups, and University partners to involve them in the academic visit experience as necessary. Creates customized campus visit itineraries and organizes college participation in on- and off-campus recruitment programs across the calendar of events each cycle. Represents the University and the College at high-impact events on- and off-campus, and helps to plan and implement programming that supports the College’s enrollment needs. Delivers information sessions and conducts individual appointments, both within Undergraduate Admissions and on behalf of the College or its schools/departments.

Works with team members in the College, Enrollment Management, and University Communications and Marketing to help create and implement integrated strategic recruitment and yield communication plans designed to support visits and events, recruitment, admission, and yield.

Coordinates with the domestic and international recruitment teams in Undergraduate Admissions to ensure that academic outreach and territory management strategies are optimally aligned and coordinated. Occasionally participates in off-campus recruitment or yield activities such as college fairs as a representative of the College or the University. Regularly analyzes and reports recruitment, admissions, and enrollment data to inform recruitment strategies.


STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: Identifies, recruits, trains, and manages a team of well-qualified student ambassadors to represent the College and to engage with prospective students and families in the campus visit, as well as with other recruitment and yield initiatives and events. Plans, implements, and evaluates the ambassador program, integrating their efforts with College and University recruitment strategies. Prepares and delivers ongoing ambassador training. Develops and monitors procedures and processes, including ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements associated with programming that hosts minors on campus.


PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: Serves as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions recruitment team providing support for University-wide campaigns, visits, and events. Reads applications and participates in the admission review process as needed throughout the cycle. Maintains thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions and the disciplines represented within the College, and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. This advising occurs primarily through in-person or virtual information sessions, individual appointments, phone calls, e-mails, SMS messages, online chats, and interactions within Slate, the University’s constituent relationship management system. Provide excellent customer service by being highly visible, responsive and attentive to prospective students and their families, faculty and staff, and other external stakeholder needs and inquiries, reacting in a timely manner and aiding in issue resolution and escalation when needed.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field conferred by start date and at least three years of experience, which may be attributed to a combination of related paid employment, related student employment, relevant internships, and, in some cases, relevant experiential learning with appropriate documentation. Candidates must have the ability to travel independently overnight on a periodic basis.


Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a master’s degree are strongly preferred, but not required. OHIO is committed to employee success and enhancing access to education and all assistant directors are eligible for our education benefit which provides tuition coverage to employees and eligible dependents for an array of undergraduate and graduate programs.


Other preferred, but not required, qualifications include a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a discipline represented in the Scripps College of Communication, or related field; previous experience in a college/university setting or recruitment; demonstrated interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; demonstrated oral and written skills and ability to interact with a variety of different audiences.





Pay Rate

Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Assistant Director of Recruitment position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 15 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $40,296-$45,837. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.


In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at


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Posting Close Date

Position will remain open until filled; for priority consideration, apply by September 29 2022; for full consideration, apply by October 17, 2022.


Job Category

Administrative at-will appointment



12 month


Planning Unit

Enrollment Management


Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8 am -5 pm; Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. OHIO and Enrollment Management proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace, in support of our employees. Such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.





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Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.

Erin Fraunfelter,


Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.