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Associate Director of MBA Recruiting

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director of MBA Recruiting
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170285
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of MBA Programs, and located in the National Capital Region (NCR), this position is responsible for meeting enrollment targets for the MBA programs offered by the Pamplin College of Business. The Associate Director serves as the primary recruiter for qualified and diverse graduate students for all formats of Virginia Tech’s MBA Programs; Evening, Executive and Professional. Recruitment activities include, but are not limited to, hosting events, conducting online and in-person information sessions, identifying and pursuing untapped opportunities such as corporate visits and engaging alumni, and full implementation and utilization of a communications plan. Will work in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing, the Associate Directors of Academic Affairs, Career Services & Alumni Relations and other NCR graduate programs. This position requires frequent travel in Virginia and surrounding areas to engage with prospective students throughout the commonwealth.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in business administration or related field required, or, training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;
• Proven record in higher education recruitment, marketing, admissions, and counseling;
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
• An ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally with people with diverse backgrounds from constituent groups, such as potential students, human resource representatives, and corporate partners, etc.;
• Knowledge of student admissions models and technology systems, media advertising, media procurement, and social media desired;
• Must demonstrate an ability to set and manage multiple priorities, tasks, and deadlines simultaneously;
• Work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team member with faculty, staff, and administrators to produce creative solutions in this hands-on, results-oriented position;
• Have excellent communication and organizational skills;
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office; specifically, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management systems (CRM), online application systems and recruiting, and admissions databases;
• Admissions experience preferably in higher education.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0170285 in its entirety at Review of applications will begin Novenber 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: National Capital Region
Department: Business - Off Campus Instruction
Location, if not Blacksburg: Falls Church
Location Zip Code: 22043
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5
Job Posting Date: 10/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/10/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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Required Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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