Director of Graduate and Online Recruitment

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Website Oklahoma Baptist University

Supervision Received: Vice President of Enrollment Management

Supervision Given: Administrative Assistant, Student Workers  

OBU Mission Statement: OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. 

Expectations for all Employees 

Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior. 

  • Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith. 
  • People are treated with dignity and respect. 
  • Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust. 
  • Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic. Efficiency is achieved through wise management of human and financial resources.

Purpose: 

  • The director of graduate programs provides immediate and ongoing communication with prospective students for graduate and non-traditional programs 
  • The director collaborates with program directors and student services coordinator to ensure all areas are informed and operating efficiently and effectively 
  • A combination of an internal and external-facing position, the director will develop external relationships to open pipelines into the graduate and non-traditional programs of OBU through office visits, community events, fairs, other recruitment events, and incoming information requests and applications 

Essential Functions: 

  • Provides oversight to daily operations of Graduate and Online Programs as it relates to admissions, marketing, and student records 
  • Provides enrollment counseling and file management from point of inquiry until program acceptance. Acts as admissions liaison to graduate program directors, student services coordinator, and associate dean of online, non-traditional, and graduate education 
  • Serves as external corporate and community relations contact on behalf of the graduate and non-traditional programs and Oklahoma Baptist University developing strong pipelines into programs and new relationships and partnerships for the university
  • Communicates degree options and admissions requirements to prospective students, clearly outlining next steps 
  • Create and manage communication flow with prospective students 
  • Directs University Marketing and Communication, associate dean, and program directors to develop appropriate marketing strategies for graduate programs; including digital marketing, print material, and face to face events 
  • Collaborates with student services staff, program directors, associate dean and other university personnel to provide extra-mile service for prospective and current students at OBU 
  • Attends and presents information to prospective students at information sessions, Bison Connections luncheons, corporate and community visits, and college and career fairs 

Other Duties: 

  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Enrollment Management 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Self-directed and organized 
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of marketing, communications, and public relations principles 
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines, achieve enrollment goals, prioritize workload, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records and information Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of the Enrollment Management Leadership team. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with various internal and external audiences 

Education: 

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree strongly preferred 
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree required – preference in Communications or Marketing 

Experience: Successful prior experience in recruitment, marketing, or student services 

Equipment: Copier, Scanner, Fax, PC, Microsoft Suites 

 Special Requirements: 

  • Must be an active member of a local evangelical church 
  • Professional dress and attitude 
  • Will be required to travel occasionally within recruitment region 
  • Annual evaluation will include metrics and enrollment goal measurement, continued employment may be contingent upon goal attainment

To apply for this job email your details to hr@okbu.edu