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Job Standard for Assistant Director Recruitment

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Assistant Director Recruitment

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75401
  • Pay Grade: P10
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Assistant Director
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Recruitment & Admissions


Provides strategic vision and directs all recruitment activities.  Oversees the development of systems and procedures to recruit a complex student population.

Level Scope

Manages a large team typically consisting of both experienced professionals and subordinate managers. Focuses on tactical and operational plans with short to midterm focus; significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate managers. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead project or program teams in one dept/job family. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines campus strategies for a program with campus wide impact.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, plus 7 years’ experience including 3 years management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven success and knowledge in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic recruitment plans with a focus on intensive student outreach and engagement modeling best practice recruitment strategies.
  • Ability to develop successful trust-based partnerships within higher education across broad constituencies.
  • Ability to lead, manage, and retain motivated and team-oriented staff and create a dynamic, collaborative, results-driven, and interactive environment.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in interpreting and applying broad guidelines and principles to assigned functions
  • Ability to operate independently when planning and implementing strategy, setting priorities for staff and leading change.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Assistant Director Recruitment

  • Direct comprehensive recruitment activities and admission support for education programs.
  • Lead continuous improvement of recruitment execution to effectively build a strong pipeline of convertible prospective students for partner programs.
  • Coach a team of recruitment professionals focused on undergraduate and graduate lead nurturing and recruitment. Set clear goals, benchmarks and accountability plans.
  • Direct all complex and multidimensional services provided by the recruitment team to prospective students interested in courses and programs provided by Boise State University.
  • Direct efforts to meet or exceed lead conversion, funnel progression and program admission conversion benchmarks. Track and analyze admissions for programs and adapt strategies to increase enrollment yield.
  • Direct the tracking of program prospects through program admitted students and delivery of timely and effective reports. Define, gather, and organize data into coherent strategy and manage reporting.
  • Foster direct and strategic partnerships with and in support of academic departments developing and/or executing programs, student services offices, university leadership and community partners.

35% of Time the Assistant Director Recruitment

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Assistant Director Recruitment

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Assistant Director Recruitment

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.