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 https://www.ohio.edu/forever 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.
LEADERSHIPPROFILE & POSITIONSUMMARY
Position Summary: Located on a regional campus of Ohio University, this position serves as the primary undergraduate recruiter for all six campuses within an assigned geographic territory. The Regional Recruitment Manager represents their assigned campus and the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents. Under the direction of Undergraduate Admissions and in collaboration with Regional Higher Education leadership, this position will assist in developing and implementing strategies to achieve enrollment goals for their assigned campus as well as for new Athens undergraduates. The position will recommend recruitment strategies addressing a range of complex recruitment, admission, and enrollment needs, and will recommend a tactical recruitment plan based on the needs of the territory. The regional recruitment manager initiates, builds, and maintains relationships with constituents on their assigned campus and within the geographic territory while advising on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO in order to generate enrollment pipelines from the territory.
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, regional recruitment managers 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.
Development and Execution of Recruitment Plans in Assigned Recruitment Territory: Located in the service area of a regional campus, the regional recruitment manager represents the campus and the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents. Working in close coordination with the regional campus student services office as a member of the larger Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions team, this self-starter develops and executes recruitment plans for the assigned territory; manages activities and attends events occurring within the territory or affecting constituents within it. Counsels, advises, and recommends solutions to constituents on a range of highly complex recruitment, admission, and enrollment processes. Assists with establishing campus recruitment and application goals by leveraging data, advises Undergraduate Admissions of regional needs, and recommends a tactical recruitment plan for the assigned territory in alignment with the Regional Higher Education (RHE) goals, 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 plans and executes on- and off-campus events to support recruitment, admission, and yield for the assigned territory. Advises Undergraduate Admissions and regional campus leadership of the needs of the area while also connecting constituents with the appropriate on-campus offices. Serves as a primary representative and point of contact for the campus, engaging with local community organizations and participating in community events that impact enrollment, tracking effectiveness and return on investment. Actively engages as a member of the campus community at their regional campus location.
The Regional Recruitment Manager will travel periodically to Athens for training, on-campus events, and interaction with admissions staff and university colleagues.
Counseling and Advising on Admissions and Enrollment Processes: Following a thorough onboarding process, the Regional Recruitment Manager maintains a 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. Identifies, hires, trains, and manages a team of well-qualified student ambassadors to represent the campus and university and to engage with prospective students and families during recruitment and yield initiatives and events. Plans, implements, and evaluates the ambassador program, integrating their efforts with the regional campus 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.
Evaluation of Admissions Materials: Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. When necessary, 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. 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 professional ethical standards.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field conferred by start date and a minimum of three years of directly related experience. Ability to travel independently up to twelve weeks annually (intermittent; travel requirements vary by position). Demonstrated interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
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 regional recruitment managers 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 being multi-lingual; previous experience in college admissions, academic advising in higher education, college student personnel, or counseling or teaching in secondary schools.
Planning Unit: Enrollment Management
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Jennifer Dillie [email protected], 740.593.4102
Employment Type: full-time regular
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Regional Recruitment Manager 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 https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.