Job Positions

Recruitment Director

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Academic Services


Iowa State University

Date Posted:

May 22 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

June 30, 2019

Position Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at Iowa State University seeks qualified applicants for a Program Manager I to serve as the Recruitment Director for undergraduate student recruitment. The core responsibilities of this position include developing, executing, and evaluating recruitment strategies for the college and leading and mentoring staff responsible for new and transfer student recruitment.


The Recruitment Director will use data to inform decisions in the development of recruitment plans and measurable goals to attract undergraduate students to the college; will introduce and champion innovative strategies to increase recruitment, admissions, and diversity efforts; will provide direction and oversight in the development of pipeline recruitment activities, including but not limited to, programs for elementary, high school, and college students; and will engage in building relationships to move prospective students to acceptance. This position will report to the LAS Assistant Dean for Student Success and will collaborate closely with college administration, university offices, and other stakeholders to achieve enrollment targets, including the University’s strategic enrollment management initiative, oversee the college’s recruitment budget, distribute target and outcomes data, and research ways to remove barriers to students’ enrollment success. The successful candidate will be skillful with data, have an understanding of national recruiting trends, have excellent communication, leadership, and decision making skills, possess a broad understanding of liberal arts curriculum and philosophy; have an understanding of this positions role in the coordinated care life-cycle of a student, and a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application.

Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three References

Institution Information

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Additional Information

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Contact Information

Kent Kerby


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree
  • Experience with student recruitment in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated experience using data to create and execute a strategic vision
  • Experience developing and implementing a strategic enrollment initiative
  • Experience working with students from groups that are currently under-served in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience developing, leading and supervising a team
  • Experience working with Salesforce or other relationship management software
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with stakeholders from various levels of an organization