Virginia Tech - College of Architecture, Arts, and Design
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 per year
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 525626
The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design (www.aad.vt.edu) at Virginia Tech seeks a highly motivated Director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment to provide support for the strategic recruitment of undergraduate students into 12 undergraduate majors. The successful candidate will be a point of contact for future and prospective first-year and transfer students and their families and serve as a liaison with key partners such as VT Undergraduate Admissions, the four schools within the college (Architecture, Design, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts), high schools, and community colleges, and more.
The director will be responsible for coordinating communication with future students and families regarding the admissions process, leading weekly information sessions and meeting with prospective students and families to educate them about the college’s academic programs, and coordinating events and efforts with undergraduate admissions and school faculty to achieve a high yield of students offered admission to the college. Other duties include coordinating the college’s ambassador program and managing the scheduling of auditions with faculty for admission to the college’s music program. Some weekend or evening work is expected.
The successful candidate will be creative and collaborative, have the ability to design and implement new recruitment strategies, work effectively, and build high-performing and trusting relationships within both the college and the university.
The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college, and the communities around the world we aim to serve.
The position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement (up to two days of remote work each week) following a successful training and onboarding period. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
• Bachelor’s Degree with significant professional experience • Excellent Communication Skills • Excellent Presentation Skills • Excellent Organizational and Project Management Skills • Professional Experience with Recruiting, Outreach, Admissions, and/or Program Coordination
• Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Counseling, or related field • Experience in higher education recruitment • Ability to create content for digital marketing campaigns • Experience with enrollment management software
About Virginia Tech - College of Architecture, Arts, and Design
The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design is a community of courageous architects, designers, artists, and creators of communities who care about — and work to improve — our shared natural and built environments. AAD is composed of four schools sharing a vision to understand and shape the spaces and places where we live, work and play.