Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
August 1, 2018
The Office of Admissions is a department under the Office of Enrollment Services and the front-facing department to the public for undergraduate recruitment for the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Responsible for recruiting the freshman class each year for the Bloomington campus by hosting more than 40,000 visitors each year, counseling prospective students and their families about the admissions process, providing accurate information to the public about our recruiting requirements and standards, and marketing and representing IU Bloomington at both on and off campus events and programs. For more information please click here to visit our website.
Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU's eight campuses and attracts students from around the globe who want the ideal college experience—great traditions, a gorgeous campus, international culture, and an active academic climate. The university has a total enrollment of more than 47,000 students, and, in fall 2015, enrolled the largest freshman class on record.
IU Bloomington offers dozens of highly ranked programs, the Hutton Honors College, and 200+ undergraduate majors. The campus is also known for its overseas study offerings, 750+ student organizations, research programs, the arts, and Big Ten Sports. Bloomington, the home of IU, is located an hour south of Indianapolis and offers a vibrant, active community that combines the metropolitan qualities of a large city with the easy pace of a small town.
Serves the mission and directives of Indiana University by consulting with campus academic units and independently exercising decision making authority to achieve student recruitment, outreach, admissions, and enrollment objectives for various academic units. Assists with the planning, management and implementation of enhanced transfer student recruitment programs. As a territory manager, represents the University at high school visits, college nights, and recruitment events on and off campus and manages recruitment resources. Analyzes data and ensures that goals are met; and takes action consistent with this analysis and provides leadership for academic and student service units on admission strategies. Interprets academic policies and exercises authority and independent judgment on a case-by-case basis. Investigate complaints and questions and determines the best course of action for students and families. Provides training and orientation for staff and volunteers involved in recruitment activities.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience in admissions, recruitment, marketing, higher education and/or related area.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills including ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational skills including ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment while managing many different constituencies at once. Proven ability to work independently, under limited supervision, use discretion and independent judgement in a fast paced environment while providing complex solutions.
Master's degree; strong computer skills; supervisory experience; knowledge of IU, state and federal guidelines pertaining to higher education and admission policies.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
This position requires travel, both in state and out of state, which causes physical and mental drain. During the height of the recruiting season, it is common to work 60-65 hours weeks (including some weekends) for five to six consecutive weeks, also causing physical and mental drain.
During the height of application and file review, there is considerable mental concentration and visual strain while reviewing applications for admissions for hours at a time.
This position includes lifting and carrying a variety of materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Department: ADMISSIONS ORG (BL-ADMS-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 65881
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.