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Assistant Director of Admission Communications

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director of Admission Communications
Classification Title Assistant Director of Community Relations
Posting Number P1800028
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL3

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director of Admission Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of robust, multi-channel communication plans that are designed to convert best-fit students through the admission pipeline. S/he will manage all aspects of admission communications for the Graduate School of Education (GSE) from inquiry to enrollment, which includes working closely with the admission staff, departments across GSE, and the centralized Graduate Enrollment Services. Additionally, this position serves as a general member of the admission staff, providing support for application processing and review and participation in recruitment initiatives and events.

Key responsibilities
• Development and refinement of the overarching communication plan, segmented for specific audiences.
• Manage set-up, testing, and launching of all mass messaging (email, SMS text, print mailings) for the department, ensuring double-checks are in place to avoid messaging to the incorrect audience(s) and that messaging is visually engaging and functionally sound.
• Oversee website content development and edits to ensure information is always current on the Office of Graduate Admission pages of the GSE website.
• Assist with the creation of a social media strategic plan and polices, engagement via popular social media, as well as coordinate development and engagement on a private social network for accepted students.
• Respond quickly to ongoing requests from the Assistant Dean, admission colleagues, and other internal stakeholders for ad hoc email and text messaging campaigns, both in terms of content develop, message set-up, and recipient list creation and execution.
• Participate in a range of admission tasks including recruitment, outreach, application processing and review, admission events, and other duties as assigned.

The Office of Graduate Admission seeks to meet and/or exceed specified enrollment goals by identifying, recruiting, and yielding the highest quality students whose personal, professional, and academic goals align with the core purpose of the Graduate School of Education—to inform and prepare a profession to positively shape human development, education, and the information environment in local, national, and global contexts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a closely-related discipline is required;
• Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of oral and written communications and interpersonal relations skills.
• Skill in writing for a variety of audiences and for a variety of media such as email, web, print, and social media.
• Experience with the development and implementation of print and electronic communication strategies, including familiarity with HTML and CSS.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite is required.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively.
• A commitment to diversity and an appreciation for working with diverse populations is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred.
• Relevant experience in admission and recruitment is preferred.

• Previous hands-on experience working with databases and student information systems is strongly preferred, preferably with an admission CRM system (specifically Technolutions SLATE).

Physical Demands
Salary Range $44,530
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Cory Meyers
Contact's Title Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Director of the Office of Graduate Admission
Contact's Email meyersc@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-2110

Posting Dates

Posted 01/31/2018
Deadline for Internal Applicants 02/14/2018
Deadline for External Applicants 03/16/2018
Date to be filled

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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