Associate Director of Admissions, Outreach

Position Details

Position Type Civil Service Classification Title Program Coordinator Position's Functional Title Associate Director of Admissions, Outreach Position Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

Governors State University is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Admissions, Outreach. This position has the primary goal of leadership for development and implementation of a recruiting plan consistent with institutional growth and development. The Associate Director will
interact on a daily basis with prospective students, parents, high school and community college staff and administration. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with GSU staff, faculty and administration to meet the University’s strategic enrollment management goals. The Associate Director is responsible for fostering and maintaining external relationships and programs; enabling early exposure to prospective students as well as to recruit a diverse population of students at all levels with particular emphasis on lower division (freshmen originating at GSU as well as transfer).
In addition, the Associate Director will be responsible for the testing, training and implementation of the Slate CRM’s territory management, prospective student information, i.e. PSAT / SAT, ACT,
Transfer, GRE, GMAT, etc.), dashboard tracking, communications plans and workflows. This position will leverage the list purchases and the CRM to develop a lead generation model to increase target inquiries and applications while increasing the conversion and yield rate for undergraduate freshman and transfer students.
The Associate Director supervises recruitment specialists who recruit in the community colleges and high schools. The Associate Director will assign recruitment specialists to specific a territory along with determining targeted goals. These goals will be based on high school and community college participation rates. In addition to territory management, the Associate Director will establish communication responsibilities for the recruitment specialists including but not limited to the promotions of visits, onsite admissions, college fairs, transfer and community events and progression of these students through the enrollment funnel based on assigned territory. These communications must build the GSU brand and connect the prospective student to our campus community. This high touch model will transition student from off campus communications to an on campus experiences and enrollment.

Salary Range: $49,689.90 to $57,143.39.
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications


1. Bachelor’s degree.

2. A total of one (1) year (12 months) in education, training and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position. (Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.).

3. Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience in college/university Admissions.

Preferred Qualifications

1, Master’s degree from an accredited college/university.
2. Slate or CRM experience with communication and drip campaigns.
3. Slate or CRM query and report writing experience.
4. In addition to required experience: 2+ years of experience in a professional role outside college admission.
5. Experience with constituents similar to those attending GSU (transfer students, diverse demographics).

Posting Date 03/29/2021 Closing Date 04/12/2021 Open Until Filled No Posting Number CS0506P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:

1: All College/University Transcripts.

2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).

3: Cover Letter.

4: Resume.

5: A list of three Professional References.

Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.

This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Veteran’s Preference Points Documentation
  3. Other
  4. Other2
  5. Other3

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