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Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Advising

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


School of Public and Environmental Affairs


Indiana University

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Position Description

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) seeks an Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment & Advising to plan and implement strategic recruitment and advising for master’s degree programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington. These programs include the Master of Public Affairs (MPA), Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES), and the Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA), as well as new degree programs in development.

Recruitment efforts will utilize strategies/initiatives, in collaboration with Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment, to reach the performance objectives outlined for SPEA’s master’s programs. Recruitment will address designated growth areas and the School’s focus on improving the quality of candidates across the School’s master’s degrees. Together with Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment, plans and executes comprehensive, domestic travel schedule and serves as point person for all communication efforts as it relates to the recruitment function. Plans and executes prospective student visits and recruitment events, leads recruitment team composed of staff and student assistants, and creates and maintains all relevant publications, collateral, online resources, and SPEA’s master’s program website. Also, develops and implements strategies to track and report metrics. Works in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment and Director of the Master’s Program Office to formulate the annual recruitment budget.

Additionally, will be charged with delivering academic and career advising support to SPEAmaster’s candidates. This includes helping students with academic planning, interpreting school policies and procedures; explaining degree requirements, course sequencing and core/concentration/ experiential requirements; helping students understand the connections between their academic plans and career goals; and suggesting academic and professional development resources. SPEA also uses faculty advisors to incorporate subject-matter expertise, so this position will be responsible for engaging faculty, developing resources to support faculty in their advising roles, and connecting students to faculty members when needed. Develops materials, resources, and communications to prepare students for registration periods and provides updates on curriculum or scheduling changes.

Additional responsibilities include participation in new student orientation and other student service events and initiatives.



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Institution Information

Created in 1972, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington is a professional school with nearly 100 full-time faculty members and 80 full-time staff members serving 2,100 undergraduate students. SPEA’s mission is to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. SPEA promotes sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. SPEA gives students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.

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Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in higher education, public affairs or related field and two years of related experience.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations and collaborate and work in a cross-functional teams.
  • Strong organizational, planning and multitasking skills including ability exceptional attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


Preferred Qualifications