As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The School of Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director of Student Recruitment. Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, this position leads strategy and implementation of student recruitment efforts for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the UW School of Pharmacy. The position also serves as a lead advisor to prospective students for admissions and related areas. The role requires the ability to interact with prospective students in an engaging, enthusiastic way, the ability to focus one's messaging on the "selling points" of the program, an understanding of the competitive landscape of Pharmacy education, the capacity to think strategically about the program's allocation of resources, and the ability to advise prospective students on intricate and overlapping content areas (i.e., admissions requirements, the PharmD curriculum, experiential education, academic progress scenarios, etc.). The role also requires the project management skills involved in planning and executing successful on-campus events for current and prospective students.Given its focus on student recruitment, engagement, and retention, this position has a direct impact on the success and reputation of the School of Pharmacy and its programs. Programmatic success will enhance the School's ability to recruit top students and faculty (regionally and nationally) from diverse backgrounds/experiences, further benefiting the University's reputation.Recruitment and related duties*Under the leadership of the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, develop and implement an annual recruiting plan for the Office of Professional Pharmacy Education (in collaboration with the Recruitment Committee), aligning with the School mission, program goals, admissions objectives*Co-lead the Recruitment Committee with the support of faculty and staff, providing data and activity reports, facilitating meetings, requesting input, and making recommendations*Plan, coordinate, and implement on-campus and virtual recruitment sessions that inspire prospective students to choose UW School of Pharmacy as their first choice for pharmacy school*Review and assess recruiting best practices among competitor schools and across pharmacy education*Determine feasibility of recruitment strategies and make recommendations to the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Administrative Director and Associate Dean*Travel regionally and out-of-state to recruitment events (i.e., career fairs, health sciences education fairs, pharmacy education fairs, graduate & professional school fairs, etc.) and coordinate the logistical coordination associated with this travel (i.e., making reservations, scheduling, developing itineraries, tracking expenditures, etc.)*Provide marketing and communications support (in collaboration with the Director of Communications) by corresponding with media outlets and upper campus units (i.e., UW Marketing, Creative Communications, etc.), placing print ads, arranging radio spots, etc. in support of recruitment and promotional efforts*Develop materials to support prospective students so they make informed decisions about financial assistance, careers, student organizations, etc.,*Understand, communicate, and stay informed on the evolving role of the pharmacist as a key participant on the health care team, in particular as it relates to practice in Washington State*Provide support to the admissions process as it follows naturally as an outcome of the recruitment process*In consultation with the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, design, develop, and manage annual pipeline initiatives that inspire younger learners to become aware of the pharmacy career pathway for their academic and professional future.*Advise prospective students on School of Pharmacy admissions requirements, career pathway opportunities, prerequisites, School and University policies and procedures, degree requirements, recreational activities, Registered Student Organizations, financial matters, and related topics. *Provide information to other advising staff (across the University of Washington and in other institutions) about School of Pharmacy policies for admissions, academic progress, student conduct, program completion, certification, licensure, and related topics.*Respond promptly to prospective students and advisors via email.Event Planning *Develop an annual plan for events serving recruitment and pipeline development goals and involving multiple stakeholders (prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, preceptors, etc.)*Lead the planning and implementation of Students Exploring Pharmacy [STEP], the summer day camp experience designed as a pipeline development initiative for high school students.*Plan, coordinate, or support the implementation of various other events throughout the year (e.g., Admissions Interview Days, Welcome Week and Orientation, Professional Networking Day, Graduate Recognition Ceremony, etc). Examples of event logistics include venue reservations/rentals, catering orders, communications (RSVPs, invitations, reminders, etc.), transportation and parking.Lead Responsibilities:*Recruitment planning and implementation, under the guidance/supervision of the Director of Admissions & Recruitment*Event planning and implementation, under the guidance/supervision of the Director of Admissions & RecruitmentSupervisory Responsibilities:*Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, direct the work of hourly (student) workers in administrative tasks and projects.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Qualifications:*Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communication, or a related area.*2-3 years of experience in recruiting, marketing, promotion, event planning, or related area*Knowledge of current practices in higher education recruitment (i.e., use of banners, brochures, table tents, free giveaways, etc.)*Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment*Ability to maintain productivity while working off-site during recruitment travel*Strong customer service orientation and professional demeanor*Natural inclination and enthusiasm for interacting with prospective students*Ability to tailor one's messaging to the "selling points" of the program*Ability to speak comfortably and articulately in front of small and large audiences*Ability to learn and understand the national landscape of Pharmacy education trends and make strategic recommendations*Ability to think strategically about the program's allocation of resources*Ability to advise prospective students on intricate and overlapping content areas (e.g., admissions requirements, the PharmD curriculum).*Advanced project management skills needed for planning and executing successful on-campus events for prospective students.*Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask over a variety of projects*Exemplary oral/written communication skills and the ability to customize audience-specific messaging*Strong attention to detail and high degree of information accuracy*Ability to work well on teams, as a leader, and independently*Advanced data management skills*Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, electronic calendaring, web-based applicationsEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired Qualifications:*Experience in a student-facing role in higher education*Experience in higher education student recruiting*Proficiency with design applications such as InDesign and Photoshop*Professional experience working with a graduate or professional program at the University of Washington or another top-tier institution of higher education*Recruiting fair experienceApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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