C21-002 Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. The Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions assists the Director in advancing the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions program of the University and is responsible for assisting in the identification and recruitment of new students.


  • Engages in travel to recruit graduate students. Attends and represents the University at graduate and career fair programs, and, conducts other outreach activities and participates in special projects to assist with promoting the University to prospective students and external constituents. Assists with facilitating the development of meaningful partnerships with area employers, K-12 school districts, and ConnSCU institutions
  • Advises prospective graduate students regarding University graduate programs, suitable program choices, admission requirements, policies, procedures, and related matters.
  • Evaluates graduate student applicants’ transcripts in relation to graduate studies policies for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and makes recommendations for specific programs.
  • Assists the Director in developing, implementing, and identifying best practices regarding on- and off- campus recruitment programs, materials, and activities to identify, develop and implement effective targeted recruitment and outreach programs to underrepresented, diverse populations.
  • Assists the Director in establishing a student-centered, goal-oriented culture within Graduate Recruitment and Admissions and interacting with academic departments and graduate coordinators in developing, implementing, and identifying best practices regarding successful marketing, recruitment, and admission strategies, processes and programs to ensure new graduate student enrollment goals are met.
  • Assists in monitoring progress toward new graduate student enrollment goals and ensures the appropriate and timely sharing of this information.
  • Maintains contact, ongoing outreach and follow up with prospects from the recruitment initiatives throughout the admissions cycle.
  • Assists with making recommendations for review regarding possible changes to the policies and procedures for graduate admissions that reflect best practices in the field of graduate admissions.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of professional work experience in admissions, higher education or related field.
  • Knowledge of SCT Banner or similar software systems.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to master administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp knowledge of and communicate information about all academic programs offered at the University.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse student body

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment:

For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, August 21, 2020.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html.  Select the job advertisement and click on the Apply button and submit the following :

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Peter LeMaire, Search Chair at 860-832-2939 or lemaire@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.