Requisition ID:  29053

Assistant Director, Recruitment

Job Summary

The Office of Future Engineers (OFE) is responsible for outreach and recruitment for all undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. As a key member of the OFE leadership team, the Assistant Director, Recruitment will focus on recruiting and yielding students from college-defined strategic populations, such as first-generation students, rural students, underrepresented minority students, women students, etc.  This position will significantly collaborate with the Minority Engineering Program, the Women in Engineering Program, and the College of Engineering in recruitment and pre-college student engagement activities. This position will participate in the development, execution and assessment of programs


This West Lafayette based position will require some evening and weekend hours, including travel within the state of Indiana with possible overnight stays. Flexible and hybrid work may be possible in accordance with university policy and departmental needs. 

Who We Are

The Office of Future Engineers at Purdue University aspires to inspire middle school through high school students to consider engineering as a career. We are dedicated to recruiting a diverse and academically gifted student body to the First-Year Engineering (FYE) program at Purdue University. We strive to be innovative and adaptable in reaching students through sharing authentic stories on multiple platforms, and during engaging presentations, to help them find their best college fit. Our culture is enthusiastic, authentic, and fun while providing excellent customer service to all we meet.


The College of Engineering at Purdue University is among the best and largest Engineering schools in the world, and is one of the top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation. In particular, Purdue Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 8th for undergraduate programs, 2nd for online graduate engineering programs, and 4th for graduate programs (2nd among public universities), and is 5th among universities in the world for utility patents (USPTO). With nearly 16,000 engineering students and more than 500 tenure track faculty in the college, this position has ample opportunity to have an impact at one of the world’s most influential universities.

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What We Are Looking For

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree 
  • Four (4) years of experience in any of the following or related areas: recruitment, communications, teaching, advising, mentoring
  • Preference given to those who have worked with diverse student populations in high schools or universities


Skills Needed:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills, relationship building skills, organizational skills

Additional Information

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette