Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment and Alumni Relations

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 113194
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment and Alumni Relations
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: SVPAAP-EM-Undergraduate Admissions
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

As the University of Maryland continues its robust efforts to enhance its national and international recruitment presence, an enhanced physical presence is mandatory. This role within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions facilitates this effort. In addition to working to enhance our recruitment presence, this individual is responsible for the continued enhancement of current programs and the development and management of a full alumni recruitment program that will eventually allow for alumni participation in more than 500 admissions recruitment and yield events annually.

The Assistant Director of Alumni and Regional Recruitment will provide strategic oversight and management of our national regional recruitment program, including the supervision and training of four (4) regional recruiters across the country that are charged with recruitment and admission review responsibilities to support our recruitment, evaluation and review process of freshman and transfer applicants during each admission cycle. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for serving as a liaison to our Alumni Association including the creation of recruitment and yield activities for prospective and newly admitted students. The successful candidate will also be charged with identifying and developing new relationships and communication with high school and community organizations in the regional territories to expand the university’s reach to additional prospective undergraduate students for the University. Recruitment and yield travel to in- and out-of-state locations as well as out of state training workshops for regional recruiters will be an expectation. The successful candidate will also serve as a member of the office Leadership Council and will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting data essential for effective recruitment planning and execution.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.



3 years of professional experience in admissions, alumni relations or related area, including 1-2 years’ supervisory experience.


Understanding of the needs and concerns of the college search and selection process.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and long-range planning skills.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Attention to detail.
Experience with recruitment in a higher education setting.
Experience supervising professional or volunteer staff.
Ability to work in a high volume, deadline driven office.
Ability to commit to ongoing professional development for self and staff.


Master’s preferred

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/23/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/16/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and small carry parcels, packages and other items, to walk short distances, and drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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