Director of Recruitment

Job Title: Director of Recruitment
Position Number: FT-PROF-RECRU-02032017
Departments: Enrollment Management
Reports To: Vice President of Enrollment Management
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for supporting the goals and objectives of the University through strategic recruitment of undergraduate students


Job Responsibilities

  • Supervises a staff of 5 Admissions Counselors and the Assistant Director of Recruitment. Oversees recruiting initiatives, assuring that tasks are performed satisfactorily.
  • Develops the strategic recruitment plan each year and is responsible for the daily implementation of the plan by Admissions Counselors and other Admissions staff members.
  • Provides direction and feedback to the Enrollment Management team regarding recruitment strategies, specifically in regards to each stage of the funnel (e.g., inquiries, applicants, admits, deposits, & registrants).
  • Contributes support for scholarship and financial aid messaging and processes.
  • Effective collaboration and coordination between admissions and recruiting efforts with the Director of Admissions.
  • Oversight of all prospective student visits, events, and off-campus recruitment fairs.
  • Provide leadership to the HBU student led recruitment efforts such as the CHAT team (student telecounselors), Ambassadors, GO Team (orientation leaders), and Rec Team members.
  • Coordinates with the rest of the campus community to plan and host student orientation (GO – Get Oriented) as well as new student registration throughout the year.
  • Manages the communication flow with prospective students, parents and other constituents, that includes all mass emails, printed publications and calling campaigns to recruit students.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 5 Admissions Counselors and the Assistant Director of Recruitment


A four-year college or university degree (Bachelor’s Degree) is required.
3-4 years of prior experience in recruitment, a Masters degree and supervisory experience are preferred.


Additional Information

  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to self-start and self-initiate projects, while also being effective in working in a collaborative fashion.
  • Ability to learn and use specific business software and hardware.
  • Ability to operate office equipment (i.e., copiers, fax machines, etc.).
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and the appropriate conference rules and regulations as they relate to university admissions


  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 lbs. – occasionally
  • Ability to sit – frequently
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time – occasionally
  • Ability to walk reasonable distances – occasionally
  • Ability to bend or stoop – occasionally
  • Ability to climb or reach overhead – occasionally
  • Ability to communicate via speech, hearing and sight – frequently
  • Ability to drive a car -occasionally.


  • There is considerable amount of travel required of this position.

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