Utah State University

Assistant Director of Recruitment (Program Coordinator II)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/13/2021 1:55 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Academic & Instructional Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Assistant Director of Recruitment (Program Coordinator II) reports directly to the Director of Recruitment within the Admissions Office. This position plays an intricate roll in the overall recruiting and enrollment for Utah State University and is part of the Admissions Office leadership team. The Assistant Director of Recruitment is a critical manager/leader in the development of the in-state and out -of-state strategies for undergraduate recruitment and enrollment.


As a member of the Admissions leadership team, responsibilities include territory management and recruitment strategies for prospective students and other specified populations, providing them with information about the University, and facilitating their enrollment to Utah State University.


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implement specific strategies to recruit in-state, out-of-state, and transfer students to USU. Implement various recruitment events (ie fairs, open houses and receptions)
  • Vision of territory recruitment, this includes identifying potential growth areas and implementing a concentrated plan for recruitment in these areas
  • Provide assessment and recommendation to the director regarding all recruitment activity, enrollment patterns, potential growth markets and effectiveness of recruitment practices
  • Hires and supervises Admissions Specialists, monitors and evaluates staff assignments, leave and expectations
  • Holds Admissions Specialists accountable for assigned territory
  • Recruit CRM management including goals, territories, training and reports for Admissions Specialists
  • Coordinates timely assessment students through the application funnel;
  • Manage all travel and college fair expenditures and budget
  • Work with the campus community, including the academic colleges, Alumni, USU Eastern, Regional Campuses, SMAC, AIS and Student Services offices to coordinate recruitment efforts
  • Execute scholarship awarding for all academic, ambassador, involvement and legacy scholarships
  • Analyze competition and external factors that affect recruitment efforts.
  • Utah Higher Ed Day Coordination
  • High School Counselor Coordination
  • Ambassador advising, mentoring, selection and meetings
  • Update and publish sections of the annual recruitment plan
  • Coordinates email and text messages for prospective students through Recruit CRM
  • May continue to be responsible to perform recruiting activities in an assigned territory
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of relevant work experience; or a master’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.



  • Master's Degree in a related field
  • Experience in Enrollment Management
  • Experience in Higher Education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to think critically and bring creative and innovative solutions to complex situations
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to details and deadlines
  • Team player
  • Ability to travel
  • Analytical: Intermediate
  • Project/Process Management: Intermediate
  • Computer/technical: Intermediate
  • Clerical/Secretarial: Basic
  • Written and Oral Communications: Intermediate
  • Presentation Skills: Intermediate

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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