Essential Functions: Job Purpose:Develops and implements outreach programs and initiatives to increase enrollment, enhance retention, and improve completion rates of graduate students. Facilitates campus-wide efforts to further develop quality of Wayne State University graduate programs and expand partnerships with domestic and international pipeline institutions. Facilitates centralized efforts to create, identify and implement effective recruitment strategies to attract and enroll students from diverse populations for all graduate programs within Wayne State University Law School. Reports to Assistant Dean.Essential Functions:Formulates and implements goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes in graduate degree programs in Wayne State University's Law School. Develops and manages new enrollment and retention initiatives relative to graduate programs to support the strategic direction of the Law School and University.Completes various projects and initiatives to promote and increase graduate student admission, enrollment and retention for Wayne Law. Involves faculty and staff in targeted initiatives and identifies specific needs and strategies. Builds and maintains relationships with school/college stakeholders, including international recruitment consultants, to promote growth and improvement of graduate programs.Collaborates with Law School stakeholders and the university's Marketing and Communications division to develop a strategic marketing plan for graduate programs. Uses appropriate branding and marketing strategies on specific projects and initiatives for the Law School, while remaining consistent/supportive of the overall Wayne State University marketing initiative. Facilitates and supports the delivery of services on behalf of the Law School to graduate students as well as school/college units serving graduate students. Supports curriculum development and innovation. Tracks, monitors and assesses marketing and communication activities to increase visibility of graduate programs. Collaborates with others on creating and implementing graduate program events and activities. Sets up booths/tables at other institutions and fairs to recruit graduate students. Provides scholarship information and student resources for out-of-state and/or international students. Identifies potential recruiting relationships with targeted colleges and universities. Builds and maintains partnerships with external stakeholders. Attends regional (including Canada) and in-state events. Establishes and fosters community relationships within the Michigan and Great Lakes Regions. Maintains a strategic outlook on current trending and growing interest in graduate programs to support efforts to yield more graduate students, from admission and enrollment through graduation. Identifies and establishes metrics on graduate recruitment, enrollment and retention. Collects and uses data to identify opportunities and address issues related to recruitment, retention and graduation of graduate students.Creates and supports recruiting strategies and plans for Law School graduate programs. Collaborates with other Law School stakeholders to develop forms and records to document program activities.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Master's degree is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Requires 5 or more years of progressive experience in academic student services, including recruitment, and creating and overseeing program(s) at a higher educational institution or research university. Requires thorough understanding of university graduate programs, academic standards, admissions practices, and recruiting efforts.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internal and external to the university, to facilitate goal achievement. Ability to work with all levels of management and education administrators within and outside the University. Able to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and practices. Able to develop new and unique methods to improve operations, achieve established goals and objectives, and create new opportunities. Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the University's parameters. Ability to influence others positively to achieve results in the best interest of the University. Ability to cultivate change in a large, complex organization. Ability to shift priorities and multi-task on various projects. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Accurately estimates length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Realistically projects time and resource requirements on projects. Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Knowledge of Graduate level curriculum/academic standards. High level understanding of the university's S/C/D structure, Faculty, Staff, and programs.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.