Director, Graduate Recruiting

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Business Administration

Division Name

College of Business

Position Title

Director, Graduate Recruiting

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Graduate Programs department in the Harbert College of Business of Auburn University invites applications for the Director of Graduate Recruiting. This position serves as a member of the graduate programs leadership team and will manage the recruiting and marketing team. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of the recruiting and marketing portion of the admissions funnel for MBA, MS and other Masters, and Graduate Certificate programs in the Harbert College.

Essential Functions

The primary responsibilities include:

1) Develops and implements a recruiting and marketing strategy and associated campaigns and efforts to meet target goals across varied programs.

2) Manages the recruiting and marketing budget.

3) Negotiates and manages contracts with vendors to design, develop and distribute print, digital, social media, and other marketing collateral.

4) Plans and executes on- and off-campus recruiting events and visits (participation in direct recruiting efforts and associated travel is expected). Manages effective responses to prospective student inquiries and visits with a customer-focused orientation; helps advise and direct students to the program(s) that best fit their needs.

5) Monitors and ensures website accuracy and support of recruiting efforts.

6) Liaises with Auburn University’s Graduate School on admissions policies and procedures as well as applicant processes and completion.

7) Develops full implementation of our CRM (currently Salesforce) and associated Pardot communications in the recruiting process.

8) Oversees the application process and facilitates application completion and evaluation relative to program admissions requirements. Works with program leaders to hand-off applicants for interviews and admissions decisions; manages interview scheduling and logistics.

9) Oversees the process of generating and sending acceptance/rejection communications to applicants, confirming decisions in Apply Yourself (AY) and Salesforce, and collecting necessary documents from accepted applicants.

10) Creates and shares quarterly recruiting, marketing, and admissions reports.

11) Tracks and uses metrics to evaluate recruiting and marketing efforts to revise as needed.

12) Works collaboratively in a team-oriented culture that values offering concierge service, high customer support, and employee engagement and empowerment.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Education, Management, Communications, Counseling, Public/Business Administration or related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience and involvement in developing and implementing recruiting and marketing strategies, managing contracts with vendors, and planning/executing recruiting events. Must include 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting (not to include student worker supervision).

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of various marketing concepts and principles and student recruiting techniques and strategies.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in higher education, business, marketing, or related field.
2. Experience in a corporate or higher education environment.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$59,700 - $99,600

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Education, Management, Communications, Counseling, Public/Business Administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 6 years of experience and involvement in developing and implementing recruiting and marketing strategies, managing contracts with vendors, and planning/executing recruiting events?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting?
    • Yes
    • No