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Assistant Director, Graduate Studies - (STA001428)

University of Houston - Downtown

Houston, Texas 77002
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Full Time
University of Houston - Downtown
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Department Name: D0064 College of Public Service



The Assistant Director, Graduate Studies oversees the graduate student support services for a college. The position provides assistance to graduate students, developing and implementing college-level recruitment and retention efforts related to enhancing the graduate community, and assisting in managing daily operations and participating in administrative processes across campus. The position serves as first point of contact for graduate students and provides information regarding various programs options within a college. Provides student support by moving them through the various stages of the graduate admissions process.


  1. Develops and generates student leads for graduate programs through various venues and provides counseling on program benefits
  2. Advises, counsels and assists graduate students with program registration and application process
  3. Plans, coordinates and conducts recruitment programs for prospective students in consultation and collaboration with graduate program leadership
  4. Participates in the admission and application process by conducting preliminary interviews, processing applications with supporting materials monitoring progress. Liaises with the University central graduate admissions office and graduate program leadership on matters of recruitment, and graduate admissions
  5. Supports the graduate leadership in development and implementation of enforcing policies, processes and procedures related to graduate studies
  6. Participates in graduate program meetings providing information as needed to the College leadership


  1. Provides support to staff members
  2. May require travel
  3. Provides reports as needed
  4. Performs other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: None
Delegation of Work: N/A
Supervision Given: N/A



  1. Knowledge of computer systems/software such as Microsoft Office, including CRM
  2. Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position



  1. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  2. Interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Excellent telephone etiquette



  1. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  2. Ability to work beyond normal working hours including nights and weekends


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment but may be required to attend events hosted outdoors and indoors which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.

Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, sitting etc

Position involves lifting 2%, carrying 5%, and speaking 30%.

Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks


For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex3_uhd/jobdetail.ftl?job=STA001428&tz=GMT-05%3A00


The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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