Formulates and implements recruitment plans to enroll qualified international students to become a part of the Drury University student body. Builds external relations with influential constituents from designated territory. Provides expert advice and consultation to management in establishing short and long term objectives for the territory and the department. Investigates and resolves matters of significance on behalf of management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Minimum of a bachelor's degree and one to two years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Ability to maintain a broad knowledge base of information about the college and its organization and to understand its unique characteristics, purposes, and philosophy.
3. Ability to be flexible to cover campus visits and so forth for other regional directors.
4. Ability to work evenings and weekends to place calls, travel, and the ability to stay informed of international issues related to student recruitment, or for special events.
5. Ability to complete tasks with little direct supervision. Ability to delegate work and supervise performance of work study student and intern.
6. Ability to represent Drury University in a positive manner, and one which is consistent with the mission statement.
7. Ability to be ethical and follow the "Principles of Good Practice" for admission as stated by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
8. Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of constituents, including colleagues, students, parents, and alumni.
9. Ability to evaluate, generate new procedures, and implement positive changes.
10. Ability to organize effectively, and prioritize and perform multiple tasks.
11. Ability to counsel with all prospects, applicants, etc., to ease the transition from high school to college and from college to college.
12. Ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration throughout the admission, recruiting, and marketing program.
13. Ability to maintain sufficient knowledge of all scholarship and financial aid programs and application procedures in order to explain and assist all applicants and their parents in this complicated process.
14. Ability to use a PC and related software, especially Microsoft Office to prepare correspondence and reports.
15. Ability to use a telephone to make contacts and follow-up with prospects.
16. Ability to drive and to provide an automobile for travel to recruit in assigned area.
17. Ability to communicate effectively with prospective students, high school guidance counselors, parents, alumni, and so forth.
18. Ability to present information in a formal setting to a group.
19. Ability to generate statistical reports from raw data for the purpose of conducting evaluations and writing reports.
20. Ability to understand basic statistics for calculations.
21. Ability to be discreet to ensure confidentiality of information.
22. Professional attire is required.
23. Must have a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation and be willing to travel by airline and/or car to oversee recruitment activities in designated territory.
Additional Salary Information: Title and compensation commensurate with experience.
About Drury University
From day one, Drury students are asked to go beyond the ordinary small-college experience by engaging in research and scholarship with faculty members and seeking real-world knowledge and activities that will prepare them for the challenges of 21st century leadership. This is a distinct and rare advantage; one that speaks to Drury's singular approach to teaching students to blend career, calling, life, community, self and service to gain a broader perspective on the world. Drury is also a place where students know their professors as well as their classmates, which creates a strong sense of culture and community that transcends the classroom. This distinctive approach is exemplified by the innovative new Your Drury Fusion program, launching fall 2019. Your Drury Fusion moves past single majors and narrow areas of study, challenging students to become flexible and creative problem-solvers in a highly supportive, yet intellectually rigorous environment. It is a cohesive, universal program that guarantees every Drury student will graduate having identified the power that comes from connecting their professional and intellectual passions. Your Drury Fusion combines three components. Th...e first is career & life credentials bolstered by an innovative new kind of multidisciplinary undergraduate certificate - 16 in all. Each certificate is 12 credit hours, consisting of three hands-on courses and a capstone project. The second element is a focus on hands-on experience and the opportunity to solve real-world challenges. This includes independent and team projects, research, service, and more. Students themselves design these projects under the guidance of faculty, and they'll be able to apply for grants to fund them. The projects become part of a portfolio students can use to market themselves with employers or graduate and professional schools. The final element is life-changing mentorship through the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center. Even before arrival, students are matched with a team of individuals who serve as their life and career coaches during their time at Drury. The Compass Center will work with students in three areas: academic advising, career planning, and a learning center with tutors, writing coaches and peer mentors. Your Drury Fusion seamlessly dovetails with a set of strong traditional majors and minors. These include business, pre-med, education, English, biology, psychology, etc., and a host of programs that draw students from across the nation such as music therapy, cybersecurity, computer game design, and a nationally recognized, five-year architecture program that requires a study-abroad semester and awards a master's degree upon completion. Our nearly 1,500 traditional undergraduate students come to Drury from 30 states and more than 50 countries. More than 30% of students have multiple majors and minors. These double- and triple-majors are integrated into the student experience, encompassing all areas of personal interest to create a customized learning environment. As a result, Drury graduates go on to reach their full potential. In fact, 97% of graduates are employed, in graduate school or not seeking employment/education within six months of graduation. At Drury, you will catch Scarlet (and Gray) Fever and will quickly find yourself cheering for the Panthers, one of the top all-around NCAA Division II athletics programs in the nation, with 22 NCAA sports and seven non-NCAA sports. Drury's swimming program has had eight student-athletes represent their respective countries in the Olympic Games. And, the university has a combined 37 national championships in all sports; the most won by any NCAA or NAIA member school in the state of Missouri. When not cheering on the Panthers, you will be shouting "Encore!" at Drury's music and theatre productions. School spirit is contagious and as one student noted, "Once Drury gets into your bloodstream, you will forever be changed."