Academic Recruitment and Retention Director

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean-Arts - Kent Campus [100275]

Job Title:

Academic Recruitment and Retention Director

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

To develop, direct and implement undergraduate or graduate student recruitment and retention strategies for a college or large department.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Develop, direct and implement recruitment and retention strategies for undergraduate or graduate students; develop strategies for achieving objectives.

Collaborate with various university departments and initiatives (i.e. Admissions Office, Student Success Programs, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Academic Engagement and Degree Completion, etc.) to maximize the results of student retention and recruitment.

Coordinate recruitment for prospective students, including setting up tours and events; facilitate connections between prospective students and individual academic units.

Coordinate student scholarship awards through collaboration with departments/schools within the college/large department.

Consult with prospective students and parents on degree options.

Analyze and provide reports by utilizing technology to support recruitment and retention initiatives; collaborate with other units (i.e. Institutional Research, Admissions Office, etc.).

Provide direct supervision of classified and unclassified employee(s) on an ongoing basis. In addition, supervise graduate assistant(s) and student employee(s).

Evaluate and implement changes to assigned programs and initiatives.?

May provide oversight of academic programs (i.e. Destination Kent State, First Year Experience Course, Early Alert, Graduate Programs etc.).

May assist in coordinating curriculum activities and developing curriculum.

May occasionally advise prospective and/or current students on academic degree requirements, recommends a course of action regarding academic and career goals, grade point averages, course substitutions and equivalencies.

Serve on department, division and university committees.

Serve as the liaison to various constituent groups.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited university or college in a relevant field of study. Three years higher education administrative experience.



Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications
Academic programs
Effective recruitment strategies and techniques *

Skill In:

Written and interpersonal communication *
Researching and resolving complex issues and problems

Ability To:

Provide academic counseling
Generate new ideas for recruitment and retention programs *
Work with individuals at all organizational levels, particularly peers, other departments, and students
Manage people and projects *

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Experience with art space programming and students is preferred.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:


Working Schedule:


Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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