Title: Assistant Director or Admission Counselor, Admissions Regional – 998019
Position Number: 998019
Unit/Department: Admissions & Enrollment
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Review of Applications Begins:
A review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested candidates will be asked to complete the Employment Application. We request a resume and cover letter. Successful candidates must complete the background and reference check process.
Drake University’s Office of Admission is responsible for enrolling the University’s undergraduate and graduate students. Lead by the Dean of Admission and in collaboration with a team of talented professionals, this department recruits future Bulldogs (students, not actual bulldogs) from within Iowa and across the United States.
Drake University’s Office of Admission seeks a dynamic individual to join our fun, hardworking and supportive team! If you are looking for a job that will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others coupled with building tremendous skill in counseling, public speaking, marketing/sales, territory management, business travel, project work, and the latitude to grow as a professional – this job is a great match for you!
We are hiring an Assistant Director or an Admission Counselor of Regional Recruitment (title will be determined by the experience of the selected candidate). The main objective for this position is to build a larger, more diverse and more engaged prospect pool in Drake University’s key markets by expanding outreach, recruitment, and presence in Chicago. This position is one part of a comprehensive regional and national recruitment team; the campus in Des Moines will provide logistical and administrative support.
This position will represent Drake University to a variety of constituents including prospective students and parents, school counselors, other organizations, as well as actively participate in their regional admission organization.
The selected candidate will work with students through the entire recruitment process, from inquiry to matriculation. We are looking for someone with outstanding communication skills; who thrives connecting and building relationships with others; and has a keen attention to detail, positive attitude, and a drive to meet established goals.
• Baccalaureate Degree
• Knowledge of specialized principles or techniques normally obtained through a four-year college/university academic program or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program directly related to the type of work being performed
• A current Driver’s License and the ability to be insured by the University’s insurance carrier required
• Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills
• Attention to detail
• A drive to meet established goals
60% – The regional representative will serve as an official representative of Drake University at college nights, high school visits, admitted student receptions, admission interviews and other events in the region. This individual is responsible for establishing strong relationships with students, counselors, community-based organizations and parents, in order to increase the quantity and quality of applications and deposits from students within the region. This professional will be responsible for maintaining personal contact with students via appointments, phone, email, social media, on and off campus events, presentations and other strategies. This individual will develop a strategic recruitment and marketing plan for the region using geo-demographic data and regular reports to inform strategy, drive applications and enrollment within the region in a cost-effective manner. – (Essential)
15% – The regional representative will review prospective student credentials and make recommendations for admission consistent with University policies and priorities. – (Essential)
10% – The regional representative will actively participate in the activities of area high school guidance counselor organizations and in regional admissions organizations (ACACs). This individual will be strongly encouraged to take leadership roles or to present at meetings of these organizations. Regional Recruitment Directors are also expected to be active in Regional Representative Associations (IACAC). – (Essential)
10% – The regional representative will assist with projects that can be completed off site. Projects assigned will depend on office need and interest and skill set of individual. – (Essential)
5% – The regional representative will be expected to attend trainings and events on the Drake University campus throughout the year and participate in regular meetings remotely. They will serve as a key member of the Admissions team in supporting its commitment to Drake’s mission and core values; prove excellent customer service and support to current and prospective students; help plan and execute Admission Office events, strategies, trainings, and initiatives; serve on standing and ad hoc committees, as directed; and perform other duties, as assigned. – (Essential)
For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate’s scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate’s satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.
Drake University is recognized as a top private university in the Midwest. Drake is a midsize university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an increasingly diverse student body. We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion and creating a sense of belonging for all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, and students alike. More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit group of colleagues enthusiastic about preparing students to be global citizens and leaders, challenging assumptions. Drake University is not only an outstanding institution of higher learning, it is also a wonderful place to work. We are enthusiastically committed to welcoming new ideas and people into the fold, and to retaining and rewarding stellar employees.
All positions at Drake provide opportunities to contribute to Drake University’s core mission of creating of creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students of all backgrounds for meaningful lives and professional accomplishments.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:
At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.
We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.
Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know how we can assist you.
At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.