Assistant Director of Recruitment (College of Health Sciences and Professions)


Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Recruitment supports the College of Health Sciences and Professions 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.

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.

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 advisors 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 Health Communication, Communication Studies, or a discipline represented in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, or related field; previous experience in healthcare, 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.