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Director or Executive Director of Graduate Recruitment

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 9, 2023

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Earlham’s Quaker tradition is central to its identity, and our collective work is guided by Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion is seeking a Director or an Executive Director of Graduate Recruitment to join our team!

The selected individual will join a team of dedicated professionals responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive recruitment strategy for Earlham’s seminary and graduate programs in education.

The Director or Executive Director of Graduate Recruitment will report to the Vice President for Enrollment Management with dotted lines to the Provost and Dean of Earlham School of Religion and will be responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive recruitment plan to attract and enroll highly qualified students into Earlham College’s graduate programs in Education and Earlham School of Religion’s graduate degree and certificate programs.

If you are a motivated and organized individual with a passion for higher education and a desire to help students achieve their academic and professional goals, we invite you to join our team and help make Earlham's graduate education and seminary programs a source of pride for the local and regional community.

Essential Functions
  • Work with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Provost and the Dean of Earlham School of Religion to establish and communicate graduate admissions standards and set recruitment goals.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the graduate applications process, including the use of Slate for communications flows and applications.
  • Building on recently commissioned market research, the Director or Executive Director will also be responsible for identifying priority markets for recruitment and developing and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders, including employers, high schools, and other organizations, to increase awareness of the College's graduate programs.
  • The Director or Executive Director will work in consultation and collaboration with colleagues in the Graduate Programs for Education, Earlham School of Religion, Enrollment Management and Marketing and Communications.
  • The successful candidate will help potential students find the right graduate program for their academic, personal and professional goals.
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of three years of experience in recruitment within higher education
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel and represent the College at recruiting events
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and a minimum of 2 years of driving history
  • Travel is an expectation of this role.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a seminary setting and/or a graduate program.
  • Knowledge of best practices for recruiting for graduate/seminary programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, and other software applications
  • Proficiency in Slate or other CRM.
  • Able to work with interfaith and contemporary approaches to spirituality, especially combining contemplation and action, and who can work with a theologically diverse student body that includes, for example, LGBTQ+ trinitarians, unaffiliated seekers, and non-theist Friends.
  • A commitment to working within a Quaker ethos that values integrity, consensus decision-making, equity, justice, and peacemaking.
  • Familiarity with Quaker spirituality is highly desirable.
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham College and ESR Students
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
Earlham School of Religion / Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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