Assistant Director of Outreach and Recruitment

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 08 Mar 2021

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Position Number 500209
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department AAH College of Engineering and Tech
Department Homepage
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Title Assistant Director
Working Title Assistant Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range Commensurate with Qualifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Non-Faculty
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Organizational Unit Overview

The College of Engineering and Technology is comprised of the departments of Computer Science, Construction Management, Engineering, and Technology Systems. Faculty and /staff in the College provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate degree opportunities and research and service programs that enable students to achieve their career goals and that promote a strong, sustainable future for our region.

Job Duties

The College’s Student Success Center (SSC) will employ an assistant director (AD) for Outreach and Recruiting, reporting to the SSC’s Executive Director. The AD will lead and coordinate the College’s degree program marketing, outreach activities and undergraduate recruiting efforts. The AD will serve as the primary contact for outreach to K-12 schools and community colleges, facilitating efforts to recruit and on-board students seeking to major in any of the college’s degree programs. The AD will have responsibility for marketing efforts and outreach activities (likely requiring some off-site travel) that generate student interest and lead to applications for admission; continuing marketing and on-campus programs that convert admissions into acceptances; and summer outreach and orientation programs to maximize matriculation of accepted students, whereupon responsibility for student success transitions to the AD of First Year and Transition Programs. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Act as primary point of contact/liaison for information and/or referrals with individuals and groups of prospective students interested in CET programs. This includes individual tour/informational needs and requests, as well as collaboration with ECU Admissions for academic days/events (on and off site) aligned with college and department recruiting and outreach efforts.
- Develop relationships with K-12 schools and community colleges and provide them with correct, consistent information needed to attract students to CET programs and pre-advise them with regard to admissions and program requirements. The AD will serve as the central point-of-contact for disseminating marketing and program information. The AD will support college and university programs, such as Pirate Promise, designed to grow transfers of students from community colleges into CET degree programs.
- Develop relationships and connect with local student-centered organizations that can facilitate marketing of CET programs, including student groups in K-12 schools and community colleges as well as STEM-related community groups and non-profit organizations.
- Coordinate with ECU Admissions to assist with on-site open house/admitted student days and academic days for CET, including coordination of presentations and tours. This includes personal responsibility for some presentations and tours; securing presentations by chairs and faculty when needed; and developing a corps of students trained to provide tours on an as-needed basis.
- Coordinate with K-12 schools, especially high schools and the ECU STEAM Early College, for CET on-site visits, including coordination of presentations and tours as described above.
- Coordinate with the Executive Director and CET departments in CET to determine recruitment goals, needs, and planning for strategic marketing and outreach.
- Work with the ECU Communications staff and department representatives to improve marketing materials (handouts, videos, packets, emails/graphics) and communication strategies.
- Work with CET leadership and department representatives to develop, plan, and carry out outreach and recruiting activities.
- Engage in off-site visits with K-12 schools and community colleges to assist with prospective student outreach and recruitment. This will be coordinated with the Executive Director, CET leadership, and department representatives to ensure that this outreach is strategic and productive.
- Oversee and coordinate Freshman and Transfer College Orientation planning (rooms, coverage, student instruction) and execution throughout the summer, collaborating with the AD of First Year and Transition programs.
- Provide pre-advising to admitted and accepted students, including summer bridge (to ECU) and early college students, in collaboration with various academic advisors as needed to ensure close coordination with department-specific programs.
- Work with CET leadership to assist in planning, coordination, and execution of summer/other semester K-12 programs (e.g., STEM Girls).
- Advise a maximum load of 150 students to provide time for full engagement in marketing, outreach, and recruiting initiatives.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master Degree and 5 years of higher education experience.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preferred experience in area including academic advising, working in a 4-year university setting, academic recruitment, and educational outreach. Preferred experience working with students and/or it programs of the college of Engineering & Technology

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Tamara Mckeel, ECU College of Engineering and Technology, 1000 E. 5th Street, Mailstop 507, Greenville, NC 27858. The candidate of choice will also be required to provide an original transcript. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 02/22/2021
Open Until Filled No
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. 03/08/2021
Initial Screening Begins 03/09/2021
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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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