Assistant Director of Recruitment & Admissions

DEPARTMENT: Recruitment & Enrollment Management
TITLE OF SUPERVISOR: Director of Recruitment & Enrollment Management

MAJOR PURPOSE: To contribute to the institutional goal of increased enrollment through recruitment of new students.


• Cultivates, establishes, and actively manages contact with prospective students throughout the admission and financial aid process, from inquiry through deposit stages, in a timely, professional, and creative manner including relevant phone, social media, face-to-face communication, and email, including managing the Admissions Inbox.
• Provides programmatic, financial aid and career/vocational guidance to prospective students.
• Maintains weekly activity/progress reports of contacts with prospects, applicants, accepted and deposited students.
• Maintains Admissions database.
• Assists with admissions events such as open houses and online information sessions; conducts campus tours. Some recruitment travel may be requested.
• Collaborates to develop recruitment approaches for international markets, professional and community organizations, colleges and universities; delivers presentations for these groups.
• Assists Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Management in the development of and delivery of communications, marketing, and correspondence plans for prospective students along with updates to relevant website content.
• Plans and oversees new student orientations.
• Supervises student workers who assist with recruitment and admissions processes, training them in processes and meeting regularly to monitor their responsibilities.

Financial Aid Support
• Advises students of the financial resources available at HIU and assists students in applying for financial aid.
• Assists in the review of financial aid applications documentation in preparation for the packaging of financial aid awards.
• Provides entrance and exit counseling for federal student loan borrowers.

Other Duties as assigned
As is expected of all employees, provide backup support for the University’s major events/general activities, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus; experience in recruitment preferred; knowledge of theological education a plus. Exceptional customer relations and communication (including public speaking) skills. Organizational and time management skills are essential, along with the ability to achieve benchmarks. Willingness to employ social media platforms to engage prospective students. Special consideration will be given to applicants with Financial Aid experience. Necessary computer skills include database management, Excel, and PowerPoint.

A valid driver’s license and accessibility to a car are required along with the ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

INSTITUTION INFORMATION: Established in 1834, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HIU) is a pioneering, interreligious, international university that has helped thousands of people find peace within, and many thousands more find peace with each other. At HIU, we engage in robust religious studies and meaningful interfaith dialogue to deepen our beliefs, respect our differences, and help bring peace to the world. Hartford International University offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford International University also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education.

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please contact A resume, cover letter, and three professional references are required. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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