Director of Recruitment

Brown University

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
Brown University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) brings a Brown education to new audiences of learners: those focused on development of skills and a breadth of knowledge necessary for professional success and leadership. We leverage Brown’s intellectual centers of excellence, rigorous teaching, and developmental approach to learning in a range of programs, including serving students outside of traditional degree programs. We partner with Brown departments, centers, institutes, and schools to develop degree and non-degree programs, and to support the recruitment, retention, and placement success of master’s students, including traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.

Director of Recruitment is responsible for providing leadership in developing, overseeing, and maintaining effective student-centered recruitment, outreach, and enrollment processes for Brown’s professional and online graduate degree programs, as well as its Executive Education portfolio. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a robust recruitment strategy and will oversee the daily operations of recruiters within their team.

The position will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Enrollment Management, Associate Dean for Academic Innovation, Assistant Director for Online Programs, Associate Dean of Executive Education, as well as the Program Directors and Directors of Graduate Studies for each degree program.

Major Responsibility:  Strategy Development and Execution – 50%

  • Develop annual and long-term recruitment strategies for Brown University’s professional degrees, online master’s degrees, and executive education portfolio.
  • Lead strategic recruitment initiatives to identify domestic and international markets for recruitment and admissions.
  • Develop and execute an innovative recruitment strategy aimed to attract a diverse and highly qualified pool of degree candidates.
  • Design and oversee implementation of outreach strategies for executive education courses to meet registration goals.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure high yield of admitted students to degree programs.
  • Serve as an official liaison between students, staff, faculty, and administrators; assesses and coordinates recruitment services and streamlines processes in a changing environment
  • Other duties as assigned.

Major Responsibility:   Data analysis, assessment and continuous improvement – 30%

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of recruitment strategies to assure effectiveness in meeting enrollment goals. Make ongoing recommendations for iterative improvements.
  • Develop, monitor, and track performance metrics. Report data and information to key stakeholders, including senior leadership team, program directors, and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Major Responsibility: Staff supervision and collaboration- 20%

  • Manage team of Graduate Recruitment Manager and Graduate Recruitment Coordinators to meet strategic goals and objectives of SPS, including responsibility for hiring, training, performance evaluations, and staff feedback.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement a full-funnel communication strategy  for prospective students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management and Associate Director of Master’s Admissions Systems to ensure the CRM and application review process is a smooth experience for prospective students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive experience of student recruitment and admissions in a graduate or professional school
  • 3+ years of management experience required
  • Deep understanding of the current graduate degree and executive education landscape within higher education, especially for online and adult learners.
  • Demonstrated record of success in enrollment growth for graduate programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Admissions CRM. Technolutions Slate is strongly preferred
  • Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

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Submission Guidelines:
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter. This is a hybrid position located on the Providence campus, with the potential for fully remote work.  Brown University is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Background Check:
All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful completion of a background check.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Posting Title:
Director of Recruitment

School of Professional Studies

Grade 12

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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