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Director of Strategic Recruitment

University of Evansville
Evansville, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Position Overview

The Director of Strategic Recruitment is an integral member of the senior enrollment leadership team. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment strategy that drives enrollment growth. The Director will also provide sales leadership and training to the admission team and other departments, develop performance metrics for recruiters, improve performance monitoring within the department, and use data to drive enrollment initiatives.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Create a comprehensive recruitment strategy that drives enrollment growth
  • Develop sales training and share best practices for the admission team and other people engaged in recruitment  
  • Create a performance monitoring system and incentive structure within the constraints of higher education guidelines
  • Review territory recruitment objectives and act appropriately to correct underperforming areas
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to strengthen recruiting effectiveness


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, or a related field
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional background effectively growing enrollment in higher education OR effective sales leadership in another industry with the ability to translate this experience into higher education
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading a sales or recruitment team with a track record of success
  • Good people leader who can build a culture of trust
  • Knowledge of effective sales/recruitment strategies that could be applicable to higher education
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others to achieve goals
  • Experience with CRM software, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

The statements made here are not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required for this position.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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