Head of Student Recruitment

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06 July 2018
27 July 2018
Position / level
Department Head, Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a dynamic, innovative institution that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and by its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Excellence in education and research has led to DCU’s consistent ranking among the world’s leading young universities. Having grown its student population by more than 50% in the past five years, DCU is Ireland’s fastest growing university and today hosts more than 17,000 students across its three academic campuses (DCU Glasnevin Campus; DCU St. Patrick’s Campus; DCU All Hallows Campus). DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high quality, rounded education, appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. 


DCU is now seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated individual to develop and advance its Student Recruitment Strategy and to head up its Student Recruitment team. Reporting to the Vice President for External Affairs, the Head of Student Recruitment will be responsible for leading the DCU Student Recruitment team in attracting high quality undergraduate students to study at DCU. The team is responsible for the execution of the Student Recruitment Strategy, including related communications and marketing, in the promotion of DCU to prospective Irish and EU-based students and their associated stakeholder audiences.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in leading and managing a high performance team. S/he will demonstrate an ability to articulate and deliver upon a vision through the development and delivery of a comprehensive roadmap. S/he should possess a a primary degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Student Recruitment and/or Careers Guidance together with evidence of effective Marketing/PR Skills.

Applicants should be familiar with leading and working with cross-functional teams within Higher Education or a similar complex environment.

Remuneration €55,884 - €88,950 per annum (Administrator II salary scale)

General Information
Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be made on the appropriate point of the Administrator II salary scale, in line with current Government pay policy.

Application Procedure
Application forms and further information are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (open Competitions) website at:

www.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml (click APPLY) and from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.

Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149
Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Closing date: Friday 27th July 2018


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