Thunderbird School of Global Management Graduate Programs Student Recruiter

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Thunderbird School of Global Management Graduate Programs Student Recruiter

Arizona State University

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

Under general direction, represents the Thunderbird School of Global Management in activities which broaden the base of prospective students for the School’s working professional programs: Executive Masters of Global Management, the Executive Masters of Global Leadership and Strategy, and the Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management degree options. Generate and develop new student leads interested in enrolling in the programs via

various lead generation activities. The Recruiter will also qualify prospective students according to given program criteria, and maintain communication with admitted students to retain interest in the programs until their cohort launches. This person will be able to connect quickly with students and with internal and external partners in a poised, informative and enthusiastic manner and will be capable of stimulating and motivating others while being responsive and aware of their needs and concerns. This position will entail working at a very fast pace with

frequent interruptions and will require working both independently and collaboratively at times in order to complete tasks.


Salary Range

$50,000 - $60,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Responsible to generate student leads interested in the three programs via various lead generation activities: B2B business development efforts, hosting in-person and virtual information sessions, scheduling and conducting face-to-face appointments, phone calls, and online communication channels to provide program benefits and admissions requirements.
  • Assists with targeted diversity recruitment: military, women, ethnic, geographic, etc. Primary roles to include: assists teams in diversity messaging and communication, creates email templates, assists admission with tracking applications, assists management with creating a follow-up plan to nature connections made events and tracks diverse prospects in campaigns through the admissions cycle.
  • Assists the Recruitment and Admissions Team in identifying market trends that could potentially affect recruiting strategies, and develops recruitment and admission strategies around them.
  • Strategizes, plans and executes grassroot recruit efforts to promote all three executive degree programs, while building relationship and rapport with prospective students.
  • Maintains effective communication with prospective students regarding degree programs.
  • Manages prospective students by maintaining extensive contacts, monitoring application progress from start to completion, identifying and resolving problems.
  • Leverages Salesforce (CRM system) to track and monitor lead activity and application status. Collaborates with Operations team on end-of-cycle clean up, program audits, final program data collection.
  • Qualifies prospective students and retains the overall interest of admitted students between admit and the launch date of the program while working in tandem with individual program managers.
  • Represents the degree programs through various presentations and attends activities such as college fairs and community meetings.
  • Coordinates and may assist in creating internal and external communications to new student leads, prospective students and admitted students via letters, articles, newsletter support, phone and, E-mail interactions.
  • Plans and coordinates on and off campus recruitment activities and events for prospective students.
  • Disseminates informational material to prospective students (i.e., admission and financial aid applications).
  • Collaborates with the Branding & Communications department on marketing projects and creative initiatives; assists in executing quarterly updates on web and other marketing materials in order to ensure accurate and consistent data is being presented and disseminated appropriately.
  • Acts as liaison and develops strong relationships with local organizations, corporations, Alumni, current student cohorts and other local networks that can aide recruitment efforts in the assigned markets through a variety of communication methods.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions designated by supervisor.
  • Acts as School and program representative on various university committees, and on corporate advisory boards, when necessary.
  • Days and Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with extended hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • In and out of state travel may be required.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years related experience, one (1) of which includes professional sales and/or direct marketing-related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Travel commitments may include domestics and international requirements involving extended and/or protracted periods of time.


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing/selling techniques; preferably in a higher education setting and with executive level graduate programs.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends in graduate management education and related admission practices.
  • Experience with student recruitment and graduate admission practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to international students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices related to academic advising, recruitment/retention, and/or other student support functions.
  • Experience developing and conducting group presentations targeted to diverse audiences.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining productive working relationships.
  • Experience in strategic planning and decision-making principles and procedures.
  • Experience in using organizational and time management skills.


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time, and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • This position receives annual managerial review of objectives


Department Statement

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University is one of the finest business schools in the world with both graduate and undergraduate students. Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to hundreds of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the Thunderbird School of Global Management welcomes diversity and encourages quality and great value. It is one of the top business schools in the country, highly ranked for academics, practical research, and student outcomes.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and the Thunderbird School of Global Management will not be sponsors for employment.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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