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Director of Graduate Recruitment

Apply now Department: 3670050010 Dean of Graduate School
Job no: 513328
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Executive / Director / Management, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

The Graduate School is seeking a full-time Director of Graduate Recruitment. The director will serve in a strategic leadership role within the Graduate School, will work with the vice provost for graduate education and dean of the graduate school, as well as with the academic units, in creating a graduate recruitment unit within the Graduate School and leading it.


Work collaboratively with the academic units, the K-State campuses, supporting units and graduate School team members to:

  • Develop a graduate strategic recruitment and admission plan that are in alignment with the university SEM and Graduate Schools’ goals.
  • Lead the implementation of the Graduate SEM plan by coordinating tactics with academic programs’ recruitment efforts using data informed analysis
  • Oversee operations management and admissions
  • Assess graduate recruitment/admission practices to identify best admission practices that support DE&I efforts
  • Use and manage the university’s Customer Relations management (CRM) and database systems to aid tracking, analysis, reporting and admission processing.
  • Plan and execute promotion and communication strategies to grow the applicant pools for all programs in collaboration with Division of Communication & Marketing
  • Develop and manage direct marketing/customized materials for prospects and candidates
  • Represent the Graduate School at graduate recruitment events. Provide administrative support for recruitment-related activities and other Graduate School functions. Directly communicate with prospective students, alumni, and other audiences.
  • Plan and implement ongoing training sessions for graduate program coordinators in best practices in graduate recruitment and admissions processes, as well about changes in higher education that impact recruitment

Why Join Us:

The Graduate School provides strategic leadership and vision to advance graduate education in directions consistent with university goals and priorities and the evolving role of graduate education in the 21st century. It formulates and implements a comprehensive and visionary strategy for graduate education that engages prospective and current graduate students from Kansas, alumni and community partners. It works collaboratively with academic units and other K-State partners to grow, and to develop, innovative graduate programs and world class graduate education at K-State. In its pursuit of excellence, the Graduate School promotes diversity among students and faculty; programs that serve the needs of individuals, families and society; and research that confronts some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The Graduate School is a partner in the university's goals to make K-State a Top 50 public research university and has contributed its own set of goals for K-State 2025 (pdf).

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five to 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • A minimum of three years of experience with recruitment in higher education
  • Experience with CRM systems
  • Demonstrated data management and analytical skills
  • Graduate recruitment experience
  • Strong oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Slate
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative work environment and to foster a service-oriented team environment

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

Applicants should provide a statement of interest summarizing qualifications for the position based on the advertisement, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (title, mailing address, telephone, and email).

Screening of Applications Begins:

Three weeks after posting of ad and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$70,000 - $80,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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