Posting Summary: The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia seeks a dynamic, engaging recruitment professional to lead outreach efforts for UVA's executive-format Master of Science programs, including the newly-created M.S. in Business Analytics. The Assistant Director will be responsible for attracting and recruiting qualified, experienced working professionals for matriculation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing targeted outreach communications, including ongoing, active management of social media presence; planning and leading recruitment events; and cultivating relationships with current students, key alumni, prospective corporate sponsors and related professional organizations. The Assistant Director will respond to inquiries, counsel, advise and interview prospective students, and effectively involve important stakeholders (students/alumni/faculty) in the recruitment process. Support of other program initiatives may be required.
Occasional weekend and evening hours required, with some scheduling flexibility. Primary responsibility for recruiting efforts will be in the Northern Virginia area, with occasional travel throughout the mid-Atlantic.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: master's in higher ed, business, or related field preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: some experience in recruiting or outreach marketing required
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Recruiting experience and strong interpersonal skills needed for success. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to relate well to the career and educational needs of mid-career business and technology professionals required. Ability to work independently and with a team, technology proficiency, outstanding customer service, strong organizational/budgeting skills and commitment to diversity are essential. Flexibility for some travel, with occasional evenings/Saturdays as necessary for recruitment events.
Required Computer Applications: must have strong working knowledge of MS Office products
Internal Number: 353_83364
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.