Utah State University

Assistant Director of Recruitment

City Price Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/5/2022 3:34 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 with Experience, plus excellent benefits


The Assistant Director of Recruitment reports directly to the Director of Recruitment within the Admissions Office and the Director of Students at Utah State University Eastern. This position is primarily responsible for recruiting and enrollment for Utah State University Eastern and is part of the Admissions Office leadership team. The Assistant Director (Program Coordinator II) is a critical manager/leader in the development of the in-state and out-of-state strategies for undergraduate recruitment and enrollment and is tasked with increasing new student enrollment at Utah State University Eastern. This position will be based on and will operate from the USU Eastern campus in Price.


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 Eastern. While the successful candidate will work under a system approach, their sole focus will be enrollment at the Utah State University Eastern campus.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implement specific strategies to recruit in-state, out-of-state and transfer students to USU Eastern. 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
  • Create, implement and carry out trainings on USU Eastern for all Systemwide recruitment and admissions staff.
  • Recruit CRM management including goals, territories, training and reports for Admissions Specialists
  • Coordinates timely assessment of students through the application funnel;
  • Manage all travel and college fair expenditures and budget
  • 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 specific to USU Eastern
  • Coordinates email and text messages for prospective students through Recruit CRM
  • Update and maintain recruitment communication plan and timelines
  • Perform recruiting activities in an assigned territory
  • Collaborate with Marketing Manager to promote USU Eastern to prospective students
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Up to 50% travel is required


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years related work experience
  • 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
  • Skills include:
    • Analytical: Intermediate
    • Project/Process Management: Intermediate
    • Computer/technical: Intermediate
    • Clerical/Secretarial: Basic
    • Equipment Operation: Not applicable
    • Written and Oral Communications: Intermediate
    • Presentation Skills: Intermediate

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV 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 with Experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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


*updated 04/18/2022


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