Assistant or Associate Director of Recruitment

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Full time


Feb 28

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About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The center for creativity at Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design, media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming, entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century.

Responsible for recruiting qualified applicants for admission into the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. The Assistant Director of Recruitment plans strategically how to improve conversion rates for each aspect of the admissions funnel; records, updates, and analyzes recruiting data; contributes to marketing and yield campaigns that help to attract and yield prospective students; makes ROI assessments of recruitment marketing campaigns. As a key member of the Recruitment team, the Assistant Director coordinates and participates in on-campus and off-campus recruiting activities such as presentations, college fairs, office and campus interviews, conferences, and other platforms as needed. Works to enhance school brand and reputation while being the main recruiter on the road for Westphal. The Assistant Director also analyzes and develops potential markets for undergraduate, graduate, and transfer populations. Working with faculty and College leadership, the Assistant Director develops a keen understanding of the 18 undergraduate majors, 9 graduate programs, and other educational offerings in Westphal College in order to effectively match opportunities to prospective students.

Must possess outstanding communication and organizational skills and a strong, self-motivated work ethic. The ability and confidence to exercise discretion while working independently, as well as the commitment to working as a part of a team, are expected. The successful candidate should have a background in, or knowledge of art and design from formal education and/or experience. Candidate must be available and willing to travel during most of the fall, including multiple weekends and periodically throughout the remainder of the academic year for student recruiting events and opportunities. 

Essential Functions

  • Participate in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities including: open houses, regional presentations, National Portfolio Day events, guidance counselor receptions, admitted student’s day events, college fairs, information sessions and more.
  • Travel on behalf of the College for recruitment and other college related events.
  • Speak publicly to individuals and groups both on and off campus to educate them about the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its academic programs.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the Westphal College’s recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting the College’s visibility and general recruitment efforts.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and execution of the College’s brand to prospective and admitted students.
  • Develop and monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational efficiency.
  • Manage and respond to all prospective student phone e-mail and web inquires received by Westphal College
  • Work nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in an art or design discipline)
  • Minimum of one year of experience
  • Experience with production of a variety of media, particularly print publications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly.
  • Should possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Work nights and weekends as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of prior admissions related experience for Assistant Director or 5+ years experience for Associate Director


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

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