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Regional Partnership Manager - Graduate and Professional Admissions

Student Services

Azusa, CA
ID: S1556


APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions, the Regional Partnership Manager (RPM) represents APU to prospective students and partners in the region and works to promote APU’s graduate, professional, online, and undergraduate programs. The RPM creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through visits, events, referrals, networking, and outreach efforts. The RPM establishes and maintains strong relationships with partners in the region, providing them information, resources, and tools to create a steady referral of prospective students. Significant travel is required with an average of 45-60 visits per month.


Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree preferred.


Required Experience

  • Two to four years of experience in recruiting, sales, or marketing.
  • Preferably one to two years of work experience either with diverse populations in recruitment or other relevant work.
  • Preferably conversational in multiple languages.


Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with schools, community colleges, businesses, organizations, and 

    service providers in the region.
  • Continually enhances networking skills and program knowledge in order to promote a positive image in 

    the field.
  • Sets appointments with key decision makers throughout the region at organizations as mentioned above 

    in order to build interest and IQ volume for APU programs.
  • Identifies businesses and contacts that have connections with our target audience.

  • Utilizes CRM to track and update partner records and leads.

  • Develops an in-depth knowledge of graduate and professional program offerings and how they relate to 

    student and partner needs.
  • Meets and exceeds monthly goals for partners, leads, and new students.

  • Creates an individual recruitment plan for each semester that includes recruitment activities, events, 

    conferences, and fairs, as well as communication with prospective students and networking opportunities.
  • Completes weekly activity report to include documentation of recruitment/outreach activities, visits, and 

  • Develops and updates a database of prospective students and contacts with whom workshops, 

    information sessions, and visits can be booked.
  • Stays current with dynamics and demographics of the region. Evaluates viable target areas to reach right- 

    fit students.
  • Collaborates with our growing alumni network to develop new student and professional networks and garner student referrals.
  • Attends training sessions to receive updated information about new programs, services, requirements, etc.
  • Meets/exceeds lead generation goals for each term and analyzes trends to improve performance.
  • Attends training sessions to receive updated information about new programs, services, requirements, etc.
  • Serves as part of a team and takes direction well, must be a strong independent contributor to a team.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Ability to manage details and follow through.
  • Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
  • Willing and able to maintain a weekly travel schedule that requires occasional weeknights and/or Saturdays.
  • Superior networking skills with the ability to build rapport, win trust, and overcome objections.
  • Ability to quickly learn, retain, and share program information with prospective students and regional partners.
  • Strong work ethic, tenacious, self-disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work, thrive, and perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Positive attitude with a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Receptive to coaching, training, and motivation techniques.
  • Results oriented.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.
  • Willingness to acquire additional technical skillsets to meet the needs of new and expanding strategic initiatives.
  • Exhibit a never-ending desire to learn how things work.
  • Articulate choices and understanding of projects clearly when presenting work to colleagues. Take direction and criticism well, and are willing to work in a collaborative environment, yet take the initiative when working on projects.
  • Supports APU's mission, core values, and commitment to a Christian lifestyle and character in keeping with biblical models.
  • Understand what it is like to work at a university and comfortably interface with students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict.
  • Analyze data for territory management.
  • Self-management/organizational skills are critical for this role.
  • Need strong communication skills on a one-to-one basis, in person, through email and on the telephone.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Mental Demands

  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher 

    education for its students.
  • Ability to work independently, present self in a professional manner and reflect the goals and standards of APU.

  • Initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to keep information confidential and ability to learn procedures and retain information


Physical Demands 

  • Significant travel is expected for this position with an average of 40-60 visits per month.
  • Hearing and speaking on the telephone.
  • Will require driving to various locations around southern CA.
  • Ability to pull, push, bend, grasp, reach and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to conduct business at various offices on campus.
  • Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop to lower file drawers and reach to top of five-drawer file cabinets.
  • Availability to travel throughout fall, spring and summer recruitment seasons, as well as an occasional,
  • developmental conference out of area.  
  • Possess a valid California driver license.  
  • Able to lift 10-20 lbs. occasionally.  
  • Intermittent sitting, standing and walking.


Visual Demands

  • Computer monitor and reading.



  • Pleasant office, comfortable temperature, variable weather conditions when traveling.



  • Proficient in Google Apps. (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meets)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce/Slate and Peoplesoft a plus



  • Grade 11: $28.53 to $32.81 is the hourly compensation for this role and reflects what Azusa Pacific University reasonably expects to pay for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In addition to compensation, APU offers a competitive benefits package.


Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation. Please click the links to learn more about 'what we believe', our 'mission statement', and our 'statement of faith'.


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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is located at 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.


This position is located at 901 E. Alosta Ave.,, Azusa, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.