Job Positions

Assistant Dean II - Recruitment/Advising

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of Academic Programs, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences


Rutgers University

Date Posted:

Apr 15 2021 9:04AM

Close Date:

Apr 24 2021

Position Description

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean II to lead national and international recruitment efforts for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. This position, in consultation with other units at the School and across Rutgers—New Brunswick, develops, refines, and implements a comprehensive strategy for recruiting and enrolling students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences with special emphasis on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and out-of-state and international student populations. The Assistant Dean manages the budget associated with these activities. This position is part of a team of advisors in the Office of Academic Programs dedicated to general undergraduate advising and student success.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Responsible for design and coordination of all aspects of the admissions student journey while developing a unified brand to increase applicant quality and student enrollment. This includes the full range of duties associated with recruiting and enrolling new students: planning, coordinating, and implementing recruitment/enrollment events and programs. This will include occasional out-of-state and international travel.
• Assists with development and implementation of overall SEBS diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, in part by providing expertise and guidance through a data-driven lens to the school administration to formulate admissions goals and scholarship and disposition decisions, as well as to target various regions, partner universities, and high schools to diversify outreach efforts. Serve on school and university committees to guide DEI goal-development and implementation.


• Serves as a member of the Dean’s staff in the Office of Academic Programs to support all office-wide tasks for the SEBS general student population, including providing developmental individual and group advising, managing an advising caseload of first-year students, participating in all large-scale academic programming including APA Day, STAR Day, graduation certification, delay drop/probation advising and other administrative duties including serving on school and university committees as assigned.
• Coordinates faculty and staff of SEBS and NJAES to develop recruiting content about the School and its programs for print media, the web, email, and social media that includes text, images, video, and other content, particularly with emphasis on both domestic and international student populations. Recruits, trains, and advises a diverse group of volunteer student ambassadors, brand ambassadors, and tour guides who assist in recruiting and enrolling prospective students.
• Works with current external agencies and builds new partnerships to facilitate independent recruitment initiatives and serve as the point person for enrollment management activities with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This position is responsible for all recruitment-based education and outreach efforts, including facilitating the NJ Youth Institute of the World Food Prize, Prospective Student Open House, Admitted Student Open House, tours and coordinating with state- and national-chapters of FFA and 4H.
• Collaborates with the SEBS Office of International Programs to provide effective recruitment, outreach, onboarding activities, including the Pre-Departure Orientation, and retention of international students. • Manage and assess data to track recruitment progress and institutional goals. Create and analyze recruitment and enrollment reports to gauge and modify ongoing recruitment and retention efforts.

Application Process

Institution Information

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics. In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.

Additional Information

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Contact Information

Julie Traxler, Associate Dean,


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree; A minimum of three (3) years overall professional experience in Higher Education Possess administrative experience, outstanding organizational, and communication skills.
• Political astuteness, excellent decision making skills, public speaking abilities and the ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents.
• Must work well individually as well as on a team and represent the School and University professionally and enthusiastically.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Acquaintance with Rutgers academic policies and procedures.
• Familiarity with best practices for marketing approaches and social media campaigns in higher education; facility with data management and development of recruitment strategy.
• Familiarity with outreach with international students/partners.