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Graduate Recruiter

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Graduate Recruiter

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Education and Training

Work Schedule

40 hours Monday - Friday; occasional nights and weekends depending on business needs.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


College Of Education

About the Department

About NC State College of Education
As one of the nation’s top-ranked public colleges of education, NC State’s College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing extraordinary educators, conducting transformational research, and engaging communities where they are to improve the educational outcomes of all learners and advance the greater good.

The college’s faculty are widely-recognized thought-leaders who use their research to transform the practice of teaching, learning, and leading. They have particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching; fostering community-based learning and PK-16 partnerships; and innovating leadership and workforce development, educational policy, and evaluation. About two-thirds of the faculty are grant active. They are engaged in over 160 active projects totaling more than $115 million with a three-year average of $26 million in grants awarded, making them the most productive in terms of research activity compared with other colleges of education in North Carolina and among the Top 5% in the nation. In FY22, the college’s research expenditures exceeded $15.9 million.

The college has over 1,800 students studying across five graduate certificates, seven undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, 13 master’s degrees, three Ph.D., and two Ed.D. programs housed in three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 tenure-track and professional-track faculty, 110 support and professional staff, and about 160 graduate and teaching assistants. The College of Education is also home to the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

The college has over 17,000 living alumni, with over 5,000 working in public schools in North Carolina. Those who are teachers rate the highest in effectiveness on surveys of school employers in North Carolina.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

Essential Job Duties

The Graduate Recruiter serves as the College of Education’s strategist for the coordination of recruitment and yield activities for prospective graduate students. In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Student Success, the Graduate Recruiter is charged with developing a comprehensive graduate recruitment strategy to maintain/increase the number of graduate applicants and maintain/increase enrollment. The position interfaces with the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Department Heads, and faculty program coordinators to ensure strong communication and support for recruitment efforts. The position is responsible for leveraging data, technology, and communication tools in partnership with Marketing and Communications (MARCOM) to provide consistent and proactive outreach to prospective graduate students. As enrollment deadlines approach, the Graduate Recruiter will also put in place proactive communication and support for the yield of admitted students.

Essential Job Duties:
The approximate breakdown of duties is divided into the following areas: Develop, implement, and assess a graduate recruitment plan (20%); Travel extensively to strategic areas to represent CED graduate programs (30%); Leverage data, digital technology, and communication tools for graduate recruitment (30%); Support college-wide open houses, informational sessions, and support new student orientation (10%); Oversee yield strategies for graduate programs (10%);

Develop, implement, and assess a recruitment plan for graduate programs (20%)
  • In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Student Success, develop the objectives for a graduate recruitment plan.
  • Meeting regularly with faculty to learn about their program enrollment goals and strategies for reaching and exceeding them.
  • Assess outreach efforts to determine effectiveness of campaigns.
  • Report annually on the progress of interventions to maintain/increase, as needed, graduate enrollment.
  • Develop strategic partnerships to encourage graduate recruitment.

Travel extensively to strategic areas to identify and recruit prospective students and support CED programs in hosting campus events (30%)
  • Represent the College of Education at conferences and events throughout the country.
  • Support the planning and organizing college-wide open houses and informational sessions.
  • Work with program coordinators to help organize events hosted by program areas.
  • Cultivate strong alumni partnerships for referrals of new prospective students.
  • Coordinate student visits virtually and to the NC State campus.

Leverage data, technology, and communication tools for graduate recruitment (30%)
  • Developing electronic campaigns for recruitment of prospective graduate students.
  • Fully integrate the use of SLATE for graduate students, including the use of data to assist faculty in their outreach efforts.
  • Work with MARCOM on social media campaigns for graduate recruitment.
  • Host online events to attract specific populations.
  • Respond to student email and phone inquiries.

Oversee yield strategies across the college (10%)
  • Establish yield programming and efforts upon admissions offers.
  • Assist with the distribution of scholarships for recruitment.
  • Assist in coordination of the Graduate Research Celebration as a recruitment event.

Support new student orientation and transition efforts (10%)
  • Offer pre-orientation webinars each May to assist in student yield and transition.
  • Develop transition communication efforts.
  • In coordination with the Sr. Director, support the August Graduate Student Orientation.
  • Cultivate new student materials and guides.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
  • Experience recruiting college students from various backgrounds at the graduate level
  • Evidence of experience developing co-curricular programs and interventions

Other Required Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written, and presentation
  • Excellent interpersonal and counseling skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently with multiple, competing responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Competitive Candidates will have 4-5 years of experience in a higher education setting
  • Familiarity with graduate recruitment strategies
  • A demonstrated understanding of the variables associated with student recruitment and yield.
  • A cultural awareness of the experiences of various student populations and existing research and theoretical frameworks to support them
  • Experience with student information systems and administrative processes

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID

130101 - College Of Education


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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