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Engineering Recruitment Program Manager

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Position Information

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Division Name
Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title
Engineering Recruitment Program Manager

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Engineering’s Office of Recruiting, K-12 Outreach & Scholarships is seeking candidates for the position of Engineering Recruitment Program Manager .

This position will assist in overseeing the development, program management and implementation of recruiting future engineering students. Develops and administers projects, day-to-day visitors, school visits and programming to ensure the college’s enrollment goals and objectives are met. Reviews and evaluates program effectiveness of recruiting efforts. Serves as the primary liaison with student recruiting stakeholders including prospective students, counselors, teachers, alumni, parents, college partners, and Admissions Office. Serves on the engineering scholarship committee to identify recipients for engineering scholarship awards. Determines marketing needs and helps manage, coordinate, prepare, review and edit an assortment of communication through various media outlets. Supervises the Engineering Administrator of Student Recruiting.

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AU Formal Title: Mgr, Academic Programs

Essential Functions

Manages recruitment of high achieving students to achieve college recruitment goals.

Represents the organization’s recruitment opportunities at various on-campus and off-campus recruiting events including college fairs and school visits, University student recruitment events, community and/or business meetings, recruitment committees, and task forces.

Plans and implements targeted recruiting events and programming to achieve college recruitment goals.

Develops and designs marketing strategies and publications used for recruitment and special programs; coordinates direct mail programs, email and other communication efforts to meet predetermined marketing strategies; oversees campaigns targeting high-achieving students.

Provides supervision, guidance and training to recruitment staff, including internal procedures, customer service and problem resolution.

Designs and implements systems to collect, maintain, and analyze recruitment data; generates and disseminates progress reports, final reports, and other information related to recruitment project(s) or program(s).

Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established recruitment goals.

Serves on the engineering scholarship committee and assists with scholarship component with regard to initial awarding of scholarships within the unit.

Ensures compliance with university, state, and federal laws, policies, regulations and principles of good practice with regard to recruitment and scholarships.

Provides information to stakeholders on recruitment and scholarship guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

5 years experience in project and program administration.

Substitutions allowed for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Superior interpersonal and teamwork skills
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with different groups including faculty, students, and staff
Ability to manage a large volume of electronic messages
Ability to assume responsibility, take initiative, and work independently or in teams
Ability to work with a diverse population of students in routine and complex situations, and to make timely decisions that are in the student’s best interest
Demonstrated skills to work with sensitive information and issues involving students with discretion and diplomacy
Demonstrated ability to multi-task, deal with all aspects of a department’s academic programs, and produce results.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
Skills in preparing direct mail solicitations.
Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
Program planning and implementation skills.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepare reports.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimation, and project management principles and procedures.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Employee development and performance management skills.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience in Higher Education
Supervisory experience or training
Master’s degree in discipline related to program

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$48,800 - $83,000

Job Category

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Required Documents
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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in project or program administration or an additional degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
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