Assistant Director of Admission -- Recruitment, Admission

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February 3, 2020

The Assistant Director of Admission for Recruitment is responsible for coordinating and implementing the overall recruitment plan to the admission counselors to reach outlined goals for inquiries, applicants, acceptances, and enrolled students associated within their territory.  The Assistant Director supervises the Recruitment team and will work with each admission counselor to plan appropriate travel to school visits and college fairs, as well as plan cohort-specific events within their territories for prospective students, family members, high school contacts, and alumni.  As a member of the Admission Leadership team, this professional will stay current on best practices specific to recruitment events/visits for all prospective students and their family members. This is a new position as the Office of Admission undergoes an exciting reorganization.


  • Supervise the Recruitment team, which includes traveling admission counselors and regional counselors

  • Develop and implement a recruitment plan for admission counselors to adhere to for the academic year for high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores

  • Develop and implement quantitative goals for each recruiter specific to inquiries, applicants, acceptances, and enrolled students

  • Ensure all recruiters understand how to set-up visits within our CRM system for their recruitment events, such as college fairs, high school visits, guidance counselor luncheons, etc.

  • Enhance the current guidance counselor outreach methods for branding and name recognition throughout Missouri and the surrounding areas

Marketing & Communications Collaboration

  • Educate recruitment team about the departmental marketing and communication plan

  • Provide direction and oversight to staff in completing the tasks required for effective implementation of the plan

  • Help envision ways to incorporate the use of technology into processes as we strive to make powerful and timely connections with prospective students

  • Actively participate in implementation of future admission technology products.

  • Work with the Assistant Director of Technology to ensure all recruitment related sites are as up to date as possible

  • Work with the Assistant Director of Technology to ensure TruConnect content is current

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Technology regarding needs from the recruitment team for continuous growth in the platform’s content (write articles, post forums, add videos, add events, etc.) to assist with increased student interaction

  • Assist with relevant departmental social media postings, such as admission counselor high school visits or videos featuring recruitment team members

  • Work with the Director of Admission to serve as the Publication Liaison for all publication editing and ordering for territory-specific items and/or high school counselor giveaways

Office Leadership

  • Actively participate in weekly meetings with senior admission staff,

  • Work with others in leading comprehensive efforts to effectively develop recruitment plans while meeting the needs of incoming and current students

  • Develop creative solutions to staffing and processes related to changing needs or direction

  • Serve as a resource to admission staff members and the greater University community in representing Truman State University

  • Participate in training of staff members

  • Work with the other senior staff members to create a supportive, enthusiastic, professional and efficient work environment

  • Lead regular meetings with the Recruitment team members to manage workload, monitor project progress, and assign new projects

  • Serve on the Admission Leadership team and associated committees/teams specific to new student recruitment efforts

Professional Development

  • Participate in online seminars regarding relevant professional issues in an effort to keep current about recruitment opportunities to enhance our operation

  • Attend professional conferences off-campus, as requested and as schedule permits

  • Member of Missouri ACAC


  • Maintain documentation of processes related to major projects for future reference

Special Projects and Other Duties

  • Assist with campus tours and visits (as needed)

  • Actively provide and participate in departmental or university trainings

  • Provide support in answering the office phones, responding to questions, and following-up on requests

  • Assist with other mailings and projects

  • Research and report on admission recruitment trends and best practices

  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree; significant evidence of recruitment experience; exceptional communication skills (written and oral) and a strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a collaborative environment within the Admission Office and the University as demonstrated by previous project management and/or group work; a record of success independently completing assigned projects with limited direct supervision as well as the ability to take direction from office leadership; ability to travel and to assume a work schedule that can include evenings and weekends; the ability to lift/carry items ranging up to 40 pounds in weight; and a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include knowledge of and/or experience developing recruitment plans, and working with admission recruitment communication systems and/or database management software. An educational background at a liberal arts and science university or direct admission/college marketing experience are preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three references. Electronic applications can be submitted at or applications can be sent to:

Truman State University
Human Resources
McClain Hall 101
100 E. Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-7520 -- fax

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Review of applications will begin February 10, 2020. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check. 

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

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