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Graduate Recruiter, Watson College (State University of New York - Binghamton University)

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York
$65,000 + excellent benefits package
Posted Date
Mar 15, 2023

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier Research 1 public institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is about more than just having a great job - it's about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, community, and innovation. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmation action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: up to $65,000

Watson College at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks a personable, student-focused professional with knowledge of marketing trends and strategies and experience in recruitment or admissions in higher education.

The graduate recruiter position will report to the Director of Watson Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, and work closely with Watson's Assistant Dean for Research and Graduates Studies, Communications and Marketing Watson liaison, departmental Graduate Directors, Graduate Administrative Assistants, the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions and the Graduate School. The graduate student recruiter's role will be to promote Watson's graduate programs to recruit from engineering, computer science and science institutions in the U.S. and international markets, and yield the most promising talent from these markets by implementing a recruiting strategy that increases the diversity, quality, and overall graduate enrollment of Watson College.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a professional with proven experience performing graduate recruitment related duties for a college or university.

Watson College is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Developing and implementing a strategic, tactical, and operational marketing recruitment plan including:

  • Representing Watson College professionally and ethically at international and domestic recruiting events, conferences and meetings, travelling independently as well as part of a delegation;
  • Coordinating and executing recruitment strategies targeted at current Binghamton University students;
  • Researching and identifying target markets and recruiting venues, analyzing trends and assessing effectiveness of recruitment events;
  • Utilizing innovative recruitment techniques and marketing methods to develop, plan, organize and execute a nationwide recruitment program with special emphasis on increasing the representation of minorities and women students in Watson College;
  • Coordinating social media strategies that target key constituents globally and in the United States in coordination with Communications and Marketing personnel, including generating content and reviewing recruitment materials by seeking input from key constituents;
  • Collecting and evaluating feedback and data to inform recruitment materials and campaigns;
  • Employing effective and professional communications/marketing skills, generate and respond to inquiries, provide consistent and professional recruiting information and communicate proactively with partner universities, schools and recruitment organizations in a timely manner;
  • Establishing and maintaining a dynamic, cooperative relationship with feeder institutions and Watson leadership, department chairs, department graduate directors, department graduate administrative assistants, faculty, staff and key partners on campus, such as the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, the Graduate School, Communications and Marketing, International Student and Scholar Services; and
  • Delivering marketing and promotional presentations to diverse audiences domestically, internationally, virtually and through key partners.

Performance will be evaluated on successfully tracking outcomes of efforts and meeting established graduate enrollment goals for Watson College.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Master's degree in business, marketing, public relations, communications, a STEM discipline or a related field
  • Two or more years of professional experience working in higher education and/or in recruitment or admissions
  • Two or more years of professional experience with Slate (preferred) or other CRM tools, specifically event and communication management
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to be culturally adaptable and work well in diverse environments and with diverse clientele
  • Data driven and familiarity with reporting and analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and proven ability to learn and use new technology, including social media and university systems
  • Able and willing to work non-standard/varied working hours and to travel (domestically and internationally) independently
  • Valid/clean driver's license to operate a motor vehicle and ability to obtain a U.S. passport before appointment


  • Familiarity with engineering and computer science graduate degree requirements
  • Experience in international travel for purposes of graduate recruitment, and familiarity with international graduate application and admissions processes
  • Experience in developing marketing or recruitment campaigns with an emphasis on the utilization of multiple tools to reach target market(s)

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates.  This requirement extends to employment and admission.  Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 17, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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