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Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Chief Objective of Position:

This position is responsible for all student recruitment activities for Luter School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs. This individual will also assist in the cultivation of external relationships for the Luter School of Business with prospective students, businesses, alumni, potential donors, and the Luter School of Business Advisory Boards. The Assistant Director will lead programs that provide exposure to business leaders on campus for student benefit by working with the Dean, Assistant Dean, Faculty Director of the Master of Financial Analysis Program, Office of Graduate Studies, Board of Advisors, Alumni Relations, Advancement, and the Office of Communication and Public Relations to advance the mission of Christopher Newport University and the Luter School of Business for undergraduate and graduate programs.


Work Tasks:

  • Works collaboratively with the Faculty Director of the Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) program, the Assistant Dean, and the Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions to market, recruit and communicate with prospective and current students.
  • Facilitates the production of Luter promotional publications for businesses and potential donors and prospective students with the Office of Communications and Public Relations and in conjunction with the Dean and Assistant Dean of the Luter School of Business, which includes print, web, social media, and in-person and virtual recruitment events. Assists the Dean and Assistant Dean with presentation slides for internal and external audiences.
  • Represents the Luter School at University Open House recruitment events and organizes faculty representatives.
  • Cultivates relationships with retired executives, alumni, and members of the Board of Advisors for meaningful engagement with Luter School of Business (LSoB) students.
  • Works collaboratively with Advancement to identify and engage with potential donors for the Luter Annual Fund campaign.
  • Plans, organizes, and executes the annual Etiquette Dinner, a special event designed for graduating seniors and business partners.
  • Plans, organizes, and executes the annual Homecoming Tailgate for the Luter School.
  • Plans, organizes, and executes the Slice of Business Life (SOBL), bringing industry professionals in to speak with current students 6 times per semester.
  • Organizes the industry volunteers to serve as panelists/judges for the BUSN 418 Strategy Capstone final presentations.
  • Works collaboratively with the Center for Career Planning to plan Luter Career & Networking Receptions, including but not limited to “Meet the Firms” and Luter’s participation in promoting graduate school opportunities.
  • Assists Alumni Relations with Luter Alumni events for continued cultivation and development of business leader relationships.
  • Works collaboratively and collectively with the Luter Administrative Team.
  • Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
  • This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
  • Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
  • Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.
  • Reports unsafe work conditions to supervisor.
  • Immediately reports work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Excellent communication skills – written, spoken and presentation. Excellent understanding of how businesses work. Professional demeanor. Ability to develop positive working relationships, and execute projects on-time and within budget. Computer/software and social media skills necessary. Ability to develop business relationships and promote new ideas. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work occasional nights or weekends as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

Experience with event management. Experience with a Client Relationship Management System such as Slate or Salesforce.

Required Education:

Master’s degree in business or a closely related field; or a Bachelor’s degree and related business experience that equates to an advanced degree at time of start date.

Experience Required:

Experience establishing and maintaining strong relationships with customers, clients and other organizations. Experience communicating with diverse stakeholders in person, print, and virtual modalities.

Experience Preferred:

Experience organizing student volunteers. Sales and recruitment experience a plus. Experience organizing large events. Experience using event management software, customer relationship management systems such as Slate, communication software such as Constant Contact, Google Suite, and survey software such as Qualtrics.

CNU Information:

S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


Position Detail Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach

Position Number: FA403

FLSA: Exempt

Appointment Type: Full Time

Sensitive Position: No

Sensitive Position Statement: A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority: No

Campus Security Authority Statement: This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel: No

Designated Personnel Statement: This position is NOT a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest: No

Statement of Economic Interest Statement: This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position: No

Restricted Position Statement: A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: AP253P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting Date: 08/30/2022

Application Deadline: 09/20/2022

Application Instructions: 

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin September 20, 2022.

Applications received after September 20, 2022, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

Link to Posting:

EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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