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Graduate Program Recruiter & Adviser

Arizona State University
Los Angeles, California
Depends on experience
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Graduate Program Recruiter & Adviser

Arizona State University

Department: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Off-Campus: Los Angeles

Req ID# 81193BR


Job Description

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University—one of the nation’s premier professional media and strategic communications programs—is seeking a dynamic recruiter/adviser to grow and nurture graduate students in our Los Angeles-based master’s programs.

As a recruiter, the team member assumes responsibility for successful graduate recruitment that both meets (or exceeds) university recruitment and enrollment goals while diversifying and strengthening the Cronkite student community in Los Angeles. The recruiter/adviser should be as comfortable on stage as they are in spreadsheets: The ideal candidate will vibrantly emcee recruitment events and engage prospective students, and effectively analyze data across sources to strategize and track goal progress.

As an adviser, the team member will also serve as the Cronkite School’s graduate academic adviser for its Los Angeles graduate programs, helping students to navigate appropriate course selection, connect to university resources, and forge an academic path that prepares them for fulfilling careers. The ideal candidate is committed to serving a diverse student body, is collaborative and a creative problem solver. The adviser will be a key contributor to ensuring student retention and graduation by supporting students in making timely progress toward a degree through a range of counseling and support strategies.

As a team member, the recruiter/adviser will collaborate closely with advising, communications, marketing, admissions and academic colleagues to drive success. The role is fast-paced and results-driven, and requires high energy, approachability, strategic thinking, comfort with admissions funnel data, ability to thoughtfully advise students, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As the Cronkite School seeks to meaningfully grow its student community of future media professionals, we seek an energetic, effervescent leader with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Salary Range: Depends on experience

Close Date: 29-July-2022


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 the media and strategic communication fields
  • Demonstrated record of enrollment growth at a college or university
  • Experience with student recruitment and admission practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national graduate admissions landscape and trends
  • Experience creating and/or leading recruitment events
  • Experience analyzing and reporting recruitment/admissions data
  • Experience working within a CRM (SalesForce)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget management methods and techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices
  • Evidence of effective communication
  • Experience working in an environment subject to tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic advising strategies.

Working Environment

Our office is located at the ASU California Center, 1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

  • Frequent evenings and occasional weekends, in addition to frequent travel locally and occasional travel out of state
  • Possess a valid driver's license for this position
  • Have ability to travel by vehicle and airplane for recruitment purposes
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Department Statement - About the Cronkite School

The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million. The school’s presence has grown to include new degree programs and emerging media projects at ASU’s California Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

Department Statement - About the ASU California Center

In California, where ASU has been deeply connected for many years working with educational, non-profit and business partners, the university now has a new home, the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, located at the historic Herald Examiner building. Here, ASU features some of its top-ranked and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs and innovative transdisciplinary opportunities to give California students — and those from all of ASU’s campuses — new opportunities to connect with LA and global industries through high-demand jobs and internships. All of this reflects a growing commitment to California in ASU’s mission of providing access to higher education and fulfilling entrepreneurial aspirations.

Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent are students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90 percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions.

The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has received international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.

The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.

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 100,000 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.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

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.

Instructions to Apply

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

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply, please go to (See Req ID# 81193BR), or go directly to:

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