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Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions Operations
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 3, 2019
Title Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions Operations
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Public Health and Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary
The School of Public Health & Health Professions (SPHHP) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to be part of their recruitment team. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean/Director of Student Affairs, the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions Operations will work directly on key initiatives associated with retention efforts and recruitment in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with creation and execution of the strategic recruitment plan for the School of Public Health & Health Professions (SPHHP)
  • Develop strategies to generate inquiries for SPHHP programs (e.g., representing SPHHP at recruitment fairs, attending community events)
  • Monitor emails/phone calls/walk-ins from prospective students and facilitates connections between prospective students and appropriate departmental contacts
  • Develops and executes a specific communication plan for SPHHP current undergraduate and prospective graduate students throughout the admissions funnel
  • Coordinate an education/outreach program to SPHHP undergraduate majors regarding graduate opportunities
  • Present at scheduled prospective student events to educate the public about SPHHP programs
  • Oversee the SPHHP student ambassador program
  • Monitor the SPHHP graduate admissions cycle and take action based on that data (i.e., Engage with departments where necessary to move applications from started to complete, deploy additional outreach campaigns where necessary to drive applications)
  • Assist with the SPHHP transition to the SLATE customer relationship management (CRM) system, and determine ways to operationalize its tools throughout the SPHHP
  • Serve on the SPHHP Graduate Enrollment Management Committee

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at UB offers programs at every degree level and is the home to five departments; biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities and individuals. The SPHHP is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo. For more information about the school, visit

The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree with 2 years of experience working in higher education recruitment and/or admissions setting.
  • Strong data analysis skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Knowledge of and experience with a Customer Relationship Management System (CMS)
  • Knowledge of the disciplines housed within UB SPHHP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with diverse population of students and individuals. The ability to make effective presentations in large and small group settings, and virtually.
  • Position incumbents must be able to work non-standard (evening and weekend) hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous experience with SLATE, Customer Relationship Management System (CMS)
  • Five years’ experience in a directly related field, such as in public health and health professions student recruitment or admissions.
  • Record of successful recruitment outcomes within a higher education setting
    Position incumbents must be able to work non-standard (evening and weekend) hours.

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