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Requisition ID:  11366

Assistant Director of Recruiting, Graduate Programs

Job Summary

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management is currently looking for an Assistant Director of Recruiting for Graduate Programs. The Assistant Director of Recruiting exists to ensure we are able to recruit and yield top students to the residential and online graduate programs at Krannert. As the Assistant Director you will be responsible for working with the recruiting team to communicate key marketing messages and selling points to prospective students, via on-campus, off-campus and virtual recruiting activities. Assist in managing the recruiting and events budget to ensure our recruiting activities provide the greatest yield for the investment. Serve as the primary contact and resource for prospective students for assigned programs, working to help them navigate the application process and be responsible for yielding candidates once they are admitted. 


This role is typically an onsite position within the School of Management, but is currently working remotely.


This posting represents two openings



  • A Bachelor’s degree in business/management, communications, or related field 
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in the area of student recruiting, higher education marketing, sales, alumni relations, student services, or academic advising
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of required education and related work experience
  • Must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Supervisory experience necessary
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels  
  • Must be able to foster a participative supervisory style that utilizes teamwork to successfully guide the work of others  
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage the image of the Krannert Graduate programs and promote them using a full range of marketing, promotional, and face to face or virtual recruiting techniques and strategies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graduate business education markets and environments
  • Ability to organize and navigate logistical and operational challenges. 
  • Personal computer and related software skills necessary (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, database, internet, etc.)
  • Evenings, weekends, and overnight travel (up to 40% travel from mid-August through mid-February may be required). 



  • Master's degree in business/management, communications, or related field.


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue 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 Contributions immediately  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply