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Recruiting Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033627
Department Code 22001-2020
Department Maxwell Dean's Office
Job Title Recruiting Specialist
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The position will be responsible for developing, supporting and assessing comprehensive recruitment plans for the Maxwell School graduate programs. The position holder will create, develop and implement initiatives to achieve overall goals with particular emphasis on enrollment in professional degree programs including MPA, MAIR, EMPA and EMIR. The position will perform a variety of professional and administrative tasks related to enrollment management and recruitment including: collaborating with the Dean of the Maxwell School and department chairs to set goals and targets for all phases of the enrollment process; developing and implementing comprehensive recruiting plans and marketing strategies; maintaining and building relationships and creative initiatives that help to generate a high quality applicant pool; using data to assess recruitment and marketing plans; and representing the Maxwell School at various recruitment events throughout the United States and abroad.


• At a minimum, the candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree.
• An advanced degree in international relations, public administration, or a related social science discipline is preferred.
• Preference given to candidate with at least 2 years of experience working in enrollment planning and/or recruitment in a higher education setting.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Knowledge of and experience in enrollment planning and recruitment in a higher education setting.
• Knowledge of academic and professional fields of public administration and international relations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Facility with on-line information processing portals similar to TargetX, spreadsheets, data analysis, and predictive reasoning.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others.
• Ability to travel approximately 35% of time annually.


• In collaboration with the Dean of the Maxwell School and department chairs, set goals and targets for all phases of the enrollment process from applications through admissions and matriculation to include headcount; objective credentials; demographics; and net tuition revenue.
• In collaboration with faculty, departmental staff, and the Director of Communications develop comprehensive recruiting plans, effective digital marketing strategies, and communication programs implemented through the constituent management relations (CRM) system, TargetX.
• Maintain and build relationships and implement creative programming initiatives that help to generate a diverse, high quality applicant pool.
• Ensure integrity of data collected through TargetX. Interpret, monitor and analyze information from TargetX and other sources related to prospective student inquiries, applications, admissions, and matriculation. Use information from TargetX and other sources to assess enrollment targets, recruitment strategies, and the effectiveness of communications.
• Travel to and represent the Maxwell School at various recruitment events throughout the United States and abroad
• Review requests for advertisement in conjunction with Director of Communications, Dean of External Affairs and department chairs; evaluate and assess effectiveness of advertising activities

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 05/31/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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