UMKC's Office of Admissions is seeking a self-motivated Communications Coordinator, known for their ability to build strong professional relationships and work collaboratively in a team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Customer Relationship Management Operations, duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement strategies, plans, and goals specifically focused on communication strategies in the recruitment process, based on university data, trends, best practices, and market research
Coordinate communication initiatives with academic units and campus partners focused on recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from diverse populations
Manages daily responsibilities for a university communications to prospective students, including using data, trends, and best practices to guide communication efforts for the university, academic units, and campus partners
Oversee all communications sent from the university CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, Slate. Maintain consistent branding and messaging in all communication efforts, and track effectiveness of those efforts
Respond to academic unit and campus partner needs as it relates to communications through Slate. Train academic units and campus partners to use Slate for communications/recruitment purposes
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills and develop written communications for the Office of Admissions, working closely with our Marketing and Communications unit
Maintain accurate reports related to the engagement of inquiries, applicants, and enrolled students with our communication efforts
Work with student workers in the call center to organize prospective student call campaigns
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.
Two years of experience in Admissions, Higher Education, Strategic Communications, or Marketing
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
Experience in writing and developing communications as well as experience working with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software
Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Slate
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, Benefit eligible
$16.92 - $19.23/hour, commensurate with education and experience.
January 28, 2019
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