US Student Recruitment Officer for Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) seeks to appoint a Student Recruitment Officer based at Duke University for its undergraduate program to drive recruiting efforts throughout the US and Canada. DKU is looking for qualified candidates who are willing and able to plan and take part in a wide variety of recruitment activities that will promote DKU’s undergraduate degree program offered in Kunshan, China.
Director of Student Recruitment Office for Duke Kunshan University based at Duke University.
40% In conjunction with the Director, develop and implement a comprehensive annual recruiting strategy for the US and Canada markets; this includes developing appropriate faculty/staff/student contacts at targeted institutions throughout the USA, and Canada conducting campus visits/fairs annually, identifying and participating in national and international conferences representing DKU, and other actions as directed.
20% In conjunction with the Director, assist with the development of marketing efforts for North America-focused promotional materials including the communication of the program’s web page updates and producing regular news and information that can be published on the Duke University’s website, as well the management and execution of outreach events.
20% Manage US and Canada student inquiries and applications, including all necessary forms required by DKU. Communicate directly with students from their initial inquiry to participation in the DKU undergraduate program. Use Six Points of Contact strategy with every prospective student. Communicate student information to appropriate staff.
10% Maintain detailed and accurate budget for all US/Canada-based marketing and recruitment efforts. Manage all business expenses according to Duke University and DKU policies and procedures as applicable.
5% Actively participate in all relevant staff training and development events, including those in China and other locations.
6. 5% Other tasks as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications Required
Master’s degree preferred and at least 2 years of experience in higher education and recruiting.
Knowledge of the undergraduate recruitment market in the US and Canada.
Demonstrated project management and planning skills for complex projects with tight deadlines.
Demonstrated experience with managing budget and expenses.
Experience with domestic and international travel.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel extensively during major recruiting seasons (September 1 – November 15, January 15 – May 15).
Ability to be an effective team member and to work independently with a positive attitude.
Demonstrated ability to grasp and use new technologies. Must be very comfortable in a highly computerized environment, including web development, database management, and forms of popular social media.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English. Chinese would
be a plus.
Highly organized with ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in
a fast-paced environment.
Results-oriented individual with strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary with be based on experience.
Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class liberal arts and research university offering a range of academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan University was granted accreditation approval by China’s Ministry of Education in September 2013 and w...elcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2014.
With the goal of spearheading the future of higher education, Duke Kunshan University is influenced and informed by both Chinese and American traditions of higher education. The shared vision of Duke University and Wuhan University is that Duke Kunshan will help address the changing needs of global higher education. Their rich heritage inspires Duke Kunshan University to pursue academic excellence and integrity and to apply classroom knowledge in service to society. Duke Kunshan University delivers academic programs designed to address society’s future needs through a curriculum based in the liberal arts tradition and a commitment to problem-based learning that challenges students to apply their knowledge during the learning process.
As an international, intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding students and faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning environment. The university’s innovative academic programs inspire students to master academically rigorous course work, generate new ideas and develop creative solutions to the world’s challenges, preparing them not just for careers in specific fields, but to become globally sophisticated leaders and citizens.