The Office of Admissions is looking to hire two Senior Student Recruitment Specialists. Reporting to the Associate Director of Recruitment, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing admissions activities for an assigned recruitment territory in order to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to UMKC, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its goals.
Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC's programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions.
Develop and implement recruitment strategies, plans, and goals for an assigned recruitment territory based on university data, trends, best practices, and market research.
Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within the recruitment territory, including but not limited to, high school visits, college fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations.
Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, or in-person communications.
Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other school, agency, and community organizations.
Communicate information about UMKC's requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs.
Communicate with applicants regarding application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and orientation.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information at both on-campus and off-campus events.
Communicate financial aid and scholarship information, deadlines, and processes.
Travel extensively in assigned territory, and strategically identify those schools with the greatest potential for enrollment and relationship growth.
Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university. Counsel applicants on eligibility for admission.
Maintain accurate reports related to school visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and enrolled data, and communication efforts.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal constituents, and interface with various campus officials concerning student admissions and recruitment.
Function with a high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.
Other duties as assigned.
Personal vehicle and driver's license required for travel.
Evening and weekend work required.
Supervision is received from the Office of Admissions Associate Director of Recruitment.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Fluent in Spanish
Six months to one year experience in Admissions or Higher Education is preferr
Experience with student recruitment and admissions practices, organizing events and programs, managing and interpreting data, strategic planning and data-informed decision making, and working independently are preferred.
Valid driver's license required.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, benefit eligible
$16.92 - $18.26 hourly
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g. /,&,%, etc.)
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