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Director of Outreach and Recruitment

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Type
Full Time
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Public: Open to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University accepts applications and nominations for our Undergraduate Admissions Director of Outreach and Recruitment opening!

To apply, after reviewing the position profile below, please submit the online application, a current resume, a cover letter addressing your professional interest in this role, and a list of three professional or academic references. Successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background check, university judiciary review, and driving record audit. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by October 10, 2022. For full consideration, please apply by October 24, 2022.

This position is eligible for the following benefits
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number: 20164765S

Job Description


At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.


At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions!


Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals.


Position Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management & Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions and based on the Athens campus, the Director of Outreach and Recruitment serves on the Undergraduate Admissions leadership team. This position assists the AVP/Executive Director in designing and assessing the strategies and tactics used to recruit, admit, and enroll a diverse entering class which is in alignment with institutional enrollment goals. The Director position supervises multiple teams charged with successfully executing data-driven strategies to achieve the operational objectives necessary to meeting the institution's targeted enrollment goals. The Director serves in a key leadership role and assists in the management of Undergraduate Admissions staff and operations, as well as represent the AVP/Executive Director as deputy in their absence as needed.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division's commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making and processes. Through their work in this role, the Director will play a critical role in OHIO's commitment to reducing barriers to education, supporting diverse students, and building a sense of belonging for all.


Recruitment, Yield, Visits and Events: Serves on the Undergraduate Admissions leadership team and collaborates with executive management in the development of a data driven, strategic recruitment plan. Develops recruitment and yield plans supporting the enrollment of various student populations, including non-degree, dual enrollment, first-year, transfer, and international students across all of OHIO's campuses. Oversees the long-term planning and implementation of initiatives essential to achieving University enrollment goals. Assesses recruitment and yield activities for effectiveness and provides recommendations for continuation or replacement of those activities. Analyzes landscape to craft narratives and reports that aid in crafting strategic directions.

Manages the development of strategic recruitment and yield travel plans for multiple teams, utilizing creative and innovative approaches to maximize effectiveness of resources. Prioritizes the fulfillment of student inquiries through leveraging people and technology resources such as the office's powerful constituent relationship management tool. Serves as a manager and leader of file review of targeted student populations, ensuring equitable and ethical consideration of all candidates and consistent and timely admission decisions to all applicants.

In consultation with the AVP/Executive Director, partners with designated campus and academic leadership on the effective utilization of recruitment and yield strategies, resources, and personnel who are focused on the supporting specific enrollment goals. Partners with colleagues within the office and across the University to implement recruitment and yield plans, and assesses the effectiveness of initiatives. Develops and maintains strong relationships with key external counterparts and stakeholders through regular communication and interactions.

Management, Supervision and Training: Supervises multiple teams of recruitment staff, such as admissions advisors based in Undergraduate Admissions, assistant directors of recruitment in select academic colleges, and/or regional recruitment managers on the regional campuses. Trains staff on best practices and external regulations related to the field. Guides staff in the development and attainment of enrollment goals utilizing a territory or constituent management model. Reviews plans for effective use of resources and data in determining and implementing overall strategies and practices. Forecasts and monitors staff budgetary expenditures. In consultation with the AVP/Executive Director, oversees hiring and performance management processes for team members.

Serves as a member of the recruitment team in Undergraduate Admissions. Participates in the day-to-day management of Undergraduate Admissions' engagement with prospective students through monitoring of timely inquiry fulfillment, customer service and management of daily office coverage responsibilities. Represents the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Counsels and advises constituents on a range of admission and enrollment processes.

Provides oversight for office activities as necessary. Assists the AVP/Executive Director through the development, training, and management of office personnel. Represents the AVP/Executive Director as deputy in their absence as needed.

Evaluation of Admissions Materials: Maintains thorough knowledge of trends in the field of admissions and advises constituents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available at OHIO. Evaluates applications and supplemental materials for the purposes of making admission decisions. Conducts thorough, holistic, selective review of an applicant's candidacy. Determines necessary documentation to support an admission decision and recommends appropriate alternative pathways when admission cannot be offered. Plans and implements recruitment activities for an assigned territory or population, including programs and travel activities around Ohio and nationally.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree is required by start date. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree by start date and equivalent experience will also be considered.

Minimum of 6 years of related work experience.

Minimum of 3 years of management experience.


Pay Rate: Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Director for Outreach and Recruitment position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 18 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $58,972 - $68,556. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

October 24, 2022

Job Category: Administrative at-will appointment

12 month

Planning Unit: Enrollment Management

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8 am -5 pm; Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. OHIO and Enrollment Management proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace, in support of our employees. Such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.

Campus: Athens

Expected hours worked per week

Expected duration of assignment

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Erin Fraunfelter,, 740-597-7990

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.



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