Recruitment Coordinator - 12084BR

Recruitment Coordinator

College of Liberal Arts & Sci
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position serves as a recruiter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a specific focus on prospective students interested in pre-medical, pre-health, and pre-law pathways. Given the focus on pre-professional pathways, this position will also be responsible overseeing career readiness messaging, awareness, and events in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The person in this position will be the primary liaison to the University Career Center, and work specifically with the career coaches in the UCC who work with students on pre-medical, pre-health, and pre-law pathways.

As the primary recruiter for pre-professional students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, this position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the recruitment process for this student population. This includes, but is not limited to, managing and conducting on-campus visits, working with campus partners on consistent branding and messaging for pre-professional students, designing and implementing communication campaigns for pre-professional students, and representing the College at events that pertain to pre-professional student populations. This position will also serve as the expert on pre-medical, pre-health, and pre-law pathways, their trends, and adjust messaging and processes accordingly.

This position requires participation in all applicable on-campus, local, regional, and possibly out-of-state recruitment events, which includes travel over weekends and evenings. A valid driver’s license is required.

Job Description

Job Description:

70% - Primary recruiter for Pre-Professional Pathways in the College
  • Develop and implement a recruitment strategy for pre-medical, pre-Health, and pre-Law students:
    • In coordination with the College recruitment team, communications team, and applicable campus partners, develop a market and data-driven recruitment strategy that focuses on increasing overall enrollment, specifically of underrepresented student populations. Enrollment management tools and data will be used to identify key student populations for outreach.
  • Coordinate and conduct on-campus prospective student visits:
    • This position works with the Office of Admissions to manage and conduct prospective student visits. Visit formats will include group presentations and one-on-one visits. Development of the presentation, as well as scheduling of meeting space, is part of this process. Conduct follow-up communication with prospective students and families after visits.
  • Pre-Professional Career Readiness Pathways:
    • Develop career readiness messaging for pre-professional pathways in the College. Embed career readiness into the pre-professional messaging from the beginning of the process in order to increase earlier declaration of major by pre-professional students in the College.
  • On-campus and off-campus event participation:
    • The recruiter will coordinate recruitment events for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, as they pertain to pre-professional students, which includes, but is not limited to, presentation and participation in Crimson and Blue Day, Junior Days, pre-professional focused events, and additional recruitment programs through the Office of Admissions.
    • Attend local and regional recruitment events on behalf of the College at both College specific and Office of Admissions sponsored events. Conduct targeted outreach to local high schools and community college as determined by the College Recruitment team.

25% - Career Readiness
  • Help establish career readiness outreach across the College to ensure all students in the College are aware of their career skills and how to speak about and apply their liberal arts and sciences skills.
  • Liaise with the University Career Center on messaging, branding, and events regarding career readiness for students in the College.
  • Contribute to the development of outreach campaigns to students who may be switching into the College from a professional school on-campus, and ensuring a smooth transition. This will entail helping the student identify ways in which their College degree will help them be career ready.

5% - Other
  • Back up other recruiters in the College
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a field represented in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  2. One year of university student recruitment, advising, or career coaching experience.
  3. Effective written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials.
  4. Experience in public speaking/presentation, conference presentations, advanced communications/debate/forensics coursework.
  5. One year of experience working independently.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as well as be adaptable and flexible, as evidenced in application materials.
  7. A valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Career readiness knowledge as it pertains to helping undergraduate students.
  2. Undergraduate degree in natural sciences or a pre-law related field of study.
  3. One year of experience developing and conducting outreach events.
  4. Experience in a leadership role in a paid or unpaid position such as staff or board member of an organization serving a segment of the public.
  5. Experience working with middle and/or high school students in either a professional or volunteer setting.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with multiple units in an organization, or reporting to multiple stakeholders.
  7. Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse backgrounds in a variety of situations.
  8. Demonstrated creative-thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  9. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize time and tasks.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes: 1) a cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Application review date begins 06/15/18. To ensure consideration for the position, please apply before the review date. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Information to Applicants

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm 108 Strong Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045

Advertised Salary Range

36,710 minimum

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College of Liberal Arts & Sci
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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