Requisition ID:  27490

Associate Director, Undergraduate Recruitment

Job Summary

Purdue University and the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business School of Management are looking for a person with experience in secondary or post-secondary education to become its next Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment. As the Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, you will have shared responsibility for bringing in first-year and transfer students that are well-qualified and diverse. A fundamentally important function is to communicate up-to-date information effectively and persuasively to prospective students, parents, and key stakeholders both individually and in groups. This position will have a key role in yielding top students to the growing Purdue School of Business. Finally, the Associate Director is tasked with assisting the Director in creating and establishing recruitment strategies to attract key populations to the new Purdue School of Business.


About the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business: The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business aspires to take a top 25 program and transform it into a top 10 program that competes for the best students in the country.   The key components of this transformation are

  • Career Bound and the Larsen Leader’s Academy.  Programs that sharply improve students’ professional competencies by providing enhanced coaching and mentoring alongside an integrated curricular/co-curricular approach to professional development.
  • Curriculum Innovation.   A systematic process for creating new degree programs that leverage the unique strengths of Purdue and the School of Management; engaging in continuous quality improvement via external program reviews for existing programs; and strengthening the integrated management core.
  • Integrated Learning Ecosystem.   Programs that enhance learning outcomes by improving faculty course design and classroom presence; expanding alumni- and executive-in-residence programs; developing peer mentoring and tutoring networks; adopting advanced learning technologies; and building out core tools digital libraries.    
  • Transformational Experiences.  Growing undergraduate research, study abroad, and case competitions while significantly expanding experiential learning via internal programs and corporate engagement.


A cover letter is required to be fully considered. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in business/management, marketing, communication, public relations, education, or a related field
  • Four years of progressive experience in business/management, marketing, communication, public relations, education, or related field
  • Experience should show progressive growth in responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, time, and project management skills with the ability to balance multiple deadlines and time-sensitive deliverables
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with prospective students and parents, both individually and in groups, sharing up-to-date information on the School of Business undergraduate majors and programs
  • Ability to learn quickly and to work in a highly flexible work environment based on changes in the recruitment calendar
  • Being a lifelong learner is essential to this role as information moves and changes rapidly
  • The ability to be flexible and efficient with the recruitment cycle’s various tasks



  • Experience giving presentations and communicating with students and their families 
  • Presentation skills are highly valuable in this position

Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • 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 Contribution Waiting Period
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 3
Pay Band S060
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Job Code #20003023
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