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Assistant Director of Online & Transfer Recruitment(Open to Remote)

University of Minnesota, Crookston
Job Location:
Crookston, Minnesota
Admissions and Enrollment

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is dedicated to equitable and inclusive education as well as to its access mission as a land-grant university. With an enrollment of 1,600 degree-seeking students spanning on-campus and online programs, UMN Crookston serves one of the highest proportions of first generation, low-income, rural, and adult learner populations within the University of Minnesota system. The racial diversity of the student body is significantly higher than that of the region, and UMN Crookston is strategically committed to expand this advantage by further diversifying its faculty, student affairs staff, and student body. As a part of its commitment to comprehensive equity and inclusion, UMN Crookston is a leading educational provider for college students from rural communities, and the university partners with several regional high schools to offer non-degree dual-enrollment courses for high school students. Approximately 1000 of UMN Crookston’s degree-seeking students complete courses online, and the Crookston campus is the leader in the University of Minnesota system with respect to offering online Baccalaureate degrees.

Located in the college town of Crookston, Minnesota, UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of more than a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. UMN Crookston delivers educational programs that build upon a broad academic foundation and combine theory, practice, and hands-on experimentation. ”Real; Hands-on; Ready;” is one of the marketing slogans of the campus. Since 2001, UMN Crookston has been a pioneer in delivering fully online, asynchronous degree programs and certificates. Among its largest academic programs are majors in accounting, finance, information technology management, health management, and marketing. UMN Crookston has received national recognition for the value of its education, affordability, and impact on social mobility. U.S. News recently named UMN Crookston as its top “Midwest Top Public Regional College.” 


The Assistant Director of Online and Transfer Recruitment is responsible for strategic planning and execution of the University’s efforts to identify, recruit, evaluate and enroll transfer students. The Assistant Director will provide leadership in recruitment of transfer students from prospect generation through enrollment confirmation. The Assistant Director will cultivate relationships with key constituents, including prospective students, two-year programs, and employers. As the majority of UMN Crookston transfer students enter UMN Crookston’s online academic programs, activities targeting adult learners is key, along with developing relationships with employers funneling students to online programs. As part of a new collaboration, this position will include targeted recruitment for both UMN Crookston and UMN Morris. This position can either work remotely or onsite at one of our five University of Minnesota Campuses.

This is a full-time, 12-month renewable contract reporting to the Director of Admissions. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications with an anticipated salary range is $55,000-$62,000 plus an excellent benefits package.



  • Develop and implement a comprehensive admissions plan that effectively builds a competitive advantage consistent with UMN Crookston’s mission, academic programs, and unique strengths; 

  • Lead the design and execution of a transfer student recruitment plan;

  • Strategize, coordinate and execute a college recruitment management plan that applies an effective mix of in-person and virtual recruitment, over-the-phone and email communication, and other methods of relationship building;

  • Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including prospective students, two-year academic programs, and employers looking to educate their workforce;

  • Plan and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: managing an admissions territory, attending open houses, regional presentation, orientation programs, regional and national college fairs, and scholarship days;

  • Independently review applications and make admission recommendations based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility;

  • Model and promote respect nd effective partnerships in advancing campus efforts to build and inclusive and respectful community;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Four years of experience in undergraduate admissions and recruiting or related experience.

  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations;

  • Demonstrated track record of success in achieving stated outcomes; 

  • Exemplary customer service and relationship-building skills; 

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, oral communication and oral presentations; 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, evidence of the ability to establish rapport easily with a wide variety of people and to project a positive image; 

  • A demonstrated ability to work both independent and as a team member; and 

  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel (requires occasional overnight, evening and week-end work).

The final job offer is contingent upon a complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Master’s degree; 

  • Five years progressively responsible experience in undergraduate admissions and/or comparable experience and record of success in sales and marketing.

Application Procedure Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will include a current resume or curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a list of 3-5 professional references. In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must address indicators of the candidate’s ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context. Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include a copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Sue Erickson, Interim Director of Enrollment Management by email: or phone: 218-281-8277.
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