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Connecticut State Community College
  • Position Number: 5282307
  • Location: New Britain, CT
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Associate Director of Recruitment Strategy

Posted: April 23, 2024
Level: Community College Professional 18, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

CT State Asnuntuck
170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
**This position is not remote**
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CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.

CT State Community College Vision:
Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut's citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:
Connecticut State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:
July 2024

Position Summary:
The Associate Director of Recruitment Strategy is responsible for executing a strategic recruitment and outreach plan under the direction of the Executive Director of Admissions Strategy & Operations. The Associate Director of Recruitment will be responsible for implementing recruitment and marketing strategies necessary for our statewide enrollment goals. The Statewide Associate Director is responsible for working with diverse student populations to traditional students, adult learners, and early college. The Associate Director of Recruitment Strategy plays a critical role in collaborating across all CT State campus locations to ensure the delivery of high-quality collaborative recruitment plans and seamless onboarding support that meets the diverse needs of all students. The Associate Director of Recruitment Strategy analyzes data to assist with establishing benchmarks and leads continuous improvement efforts for statewide recruitment and enrollment efforts as well as maintains compliance with FERPA and all applicable policies and laws.

Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Admissions Strategy & Operations, the Associate Director of Recruitment Strategy is responsible for executing a strategic recruitment and outreach plan through effective performance in these essential duties:

  • Provide leadership and direction in strategic recruitment management.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a strategic recruitment plan.
  • Lead teams to achieve optimum admissions benchmarks, recruitment, and enrollment goals.
  • Accountable for evaluating statistical performance daily, weekly, monthly, and making data-driven decisions to positively impact enrollment.
  • Develops and monitors recruitment goals and benchmarks with support from the Executive Director of Admissions Strategy & Operations.
  • Develops methods to improve staff efficiency through the development of streamlined processes and the effective application of technology solutions.
  • Facilitates training/professional development for admissions, enrollment, and recruitment staff in collaboration with the Executive Director of Admissions Strategy & Operations.
  • Maintains compliance and adheres to institution, local, federal policies, regulations and laws.
  • Forms and leads workgroups/committees/councils to support efforts aligned with recruitment and enrollment goals.
  • Develops recommendations and implements resulting policies related to the admission of various student populations.
  • Manages all aspects related to the recruitment of various student populations to include new, transfer, readmit, new, traditional age, adult learners, dual enrollment, culturally/ethnically diverse, and military/veterans.
  • Proactively and collaboratively works to establish processes that assist, guide, and counsel large volumes of individual prospective students participating in admissions, recruitment and enrollment events, submitting and completing their application, understanding admission guidelines and criteria, gaining admission, earning applicable transfer credit, and moving through pre-enrollment and enrollment phases as smoothly and swiftly as possible.
  • Works alongside admissions, advising, enrollment and CT State staff and faculty to attract prospective students and applicants by developing and implementing internal and external recruitment strategies, identifies applicant sources and develops innovative applicant tools.
  • Plans, coordinates, and assesses recruitment functions and programs.
  • Collects and analyzes data to establish benchmarks and lead continuous improvement efforts for statewide recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Create innovative recruitment events and programs of all sizes to attract and engage various student populations.
  • Guides, structures, and participates in on and off campus recruitment, including high school recruitment, pre-enrollment admissions counseling services, representation at college, community and career fairs, public and private and homeschool events, development of open houses, information sessions, and corporate education fairs.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in education, counseling, student development, social work, enrollment management or an appropriately related with one (1) or more years of related experience and up to 2 years of supervisory experience; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following:

  • Understands and utilizes Ellucian Banner, Ellucian CRM Recruit, Sales Force Marketing Cloud, and/or similar software/databases, according to applicable practices and guidelines shared in training and documentation.
  • Experience developing and implementing recruitment strategies, establishing best practices, and setting enrollment goals and benchmarks for a multiple campus and/or large organizations.
  • Understanding and experience maintaining compliance with policies, laws and regulations set forth by higher education governing bodies, local and federal entities or grant requirements.
  • Experience working collaboratively across multiple enrollment management departments, academic affairs and student affairs, and maintaining/developing partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading cross-departmental projects, initiatives or committees.
  • Experience utilizing data to perform functions of job which may include decision making, identifying enrollment trends, and planning.
  • Experience with programs and strategies to support equitable outcomes for students from first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, minoritized, and marginalized communities.
  • Familiarity with higher education and diverse student populations.
  • Experience leading teams in the area of recruitment and delivering high quality customer service.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of higher education best practices and trends.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience partnering with public and private high schools, adult education programs, higher education institutions, and related outside agencies and organizations.
Starting Salary:
Anticipated Salary; $72,784 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter may be entered as text in the corresponding box, or it can be uploaded as a combined file with the resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check, including granting permission to contact current and previous employers for verification. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (


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