Director of Recruitment and Marketing

Maryland, United States
$68,456 - $94,063
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $68,456 - $94,063
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001470-Communications 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

General Summary/Purpose:

The Director of Recruitment and Marketing will develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment and marketing program for the Whiting School of Engineering and align those activities with university-wide communications, marketing, and branding initiatives. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Marketing and Communications, the director will be responsible for setting and implementing a strategic plan for meeting targeted growth goals for the on-site and online graduate programs in the Whiting School of Engineering.  The position will direct the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of student recruitment and yield activities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage recruitment and marketing efforts for Whiting School of Engineering master’s and doctoral degree programs, with a focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining a strategic recruitment and marketing plan to increase numbers of high-caliber applicants and enrollees.
  • Serve as primary-liaison to the Engineering Professional Program creating annual goals and metrics based on applicant retention and conversion to application and admittance.
  • Initiate and Lead recruitment efforts for graduate students by monitoring applications, reporting on trends, monitoring recruitment expenditures.
  • Promote a recruitment strategy that is aligned to overall goals of the Whiting School for both the full and part-time programs, including recruiting a diverse student body.
  • Manage and monitor digital advertising campaigns, including paid search, banner advertising, affiliate placements, and direct publisher placements.
  • Responsible for competitive analysis of recruitment and marketing trends in the full-time (on-site) and part-time (on-line) graduate program environments.
  • In conjunction with WSE departments, develop marketing materials and coordinate communications with prospective applicants.
  • Initiate receptions for student groups, visits to corporate partners, as well as support other programs such as online information sessions.
  • Work with the campus community as well as national and international organizations to support the successful recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.
  • Travel on recruitments trips to entities that include universities, corporate partner, etc, and represent WSE at recruitment fairs and similar events.
  • Responsible for graduate student enrollment data analysis and management in contribution to university rankings metrics.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership to ensure operational activities within the admissions office are streamlined and productive.
  • Oversight and management of at least three marketing and recruitment staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in communications or marketing in higher education, or related field.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience exhibiting exceptional judgment, strong leadership skills, and collaborative work style
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral; strong creative skills with excellent graphic and design sense.
  • Proven ability to recommend, design, and implement new initiatives; experience in applying innovation and strategic, long-term thinking.
  • Experience with producing communications materials to support fundraising initiatives and alumni/community engagement
  • Skill in engaging with constituencies across multiple channels; demonstrated use of both traditional and emerging media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team, and manage multiple and competing priorities to ensure production of high-quality work in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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