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Assistant Director of Center Recruiting

November 16, 2020


The Assistant Director of Center Recruiting is charged with a primary focus on student retention and recruitment for the Centers; specifically, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity, the Center for Environmental Leadership, the Center for Global Health and the Center for Social Justice. In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for internal and external publicity of the Centers’ programming and events and for planning and administering targeted events and programs during the academic year.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate recruitment, tracking and retention efforts for the Centers in partnership with the Earlham College Admissions Office and in consultation with the Center Directors. This will include occasional travel to regional high schools, community colleges and other off-campus sites. Expand and retain the Centers recruitment pool using data analytics and student tracking.
  • Coordinate the development of the   Centers tracking and communication process for prospective students, current students, and alumni.
  • Partner with the Earlham College Admissions Office to develop consistent and effective messaging to prospective students and their families and to campus guests.
  • Champion and manage current Centers programming well suited for student recruitment and retention efforts; e.g., Tallo and Welcome To College.
  • Manage the SLATE content management system to help achieve key admissions metrics; e.g.,vis-à-vis prospective students and the “admissions funnel” of inquiry to contact, contacts to interviews, interviews to applications, application to deposits, deposits to enrollment. The recruiter will utilize strategic correspondence, read prospective student files, and help to make decisions regarding prospective students vis-à-vis facilitating the prospective student selecting Earlham College.  
  • Manage the SLATE content management vis-a-vis inputs from third party vendors such as Tallo and Welcome-To-College Student Ambassador programs.
  • Develop key reports to supervisors; e.g., the “Center Admissions Dashboard”
  • Work with CoLab team members; e.g., the CoLab Project Manager and the CoLab Office Manager.
  • Work with and supervise student workers.

Experience & Qualifications

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills essential. High degree of motivation and ability to function within a diverse team approach required.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds. 

• Must be a self-starter, and committed to the values of a liberal arts education. 
• Must quickly develop high visibility among on-campus constituents.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. 
• Use of CRM database programs as well as Microsoft Office. 
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. 
• Must be able to work some late nights and occasional weekends. 

• Bachelor's degree required. 
• Preference to candidates with knowledge of higher education student recruitment environment and strategy. 
• A minimum of two years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, or related experience in another non-profit position. 
• Experience with Slate CRM a plus.

The physical and mental demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and stand for extended periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must hold a valid driver’s license and must have insurance. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the College community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office work is performed primarily indoors. Ability to work in an office with a moderate noise level is required.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, statement on diversity, resume, and contact information for three references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.