Student Recruiter Senior-Outreach - 12298BR

Student Recruiter Senior-Outreach

Engineering Administration
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position will participate broadly in the student recruitment functions of the office. Responsibilities will include the development, organization and coordination of engineering recruitment functions beyond campus, coordination and assistance with selected outreach programs, and participation and collaboration in engineering recruitment events and programs on campus. Significant travel and some evening and weekend work required. Personal KU experience, engineering specific and general university knowledge will be used in all areas of recruitment.

Job Description

35% - Plans, develops, executes and analyzes off-campus recruitment programs and events for prospective engineering students and their families. Develops relationships with high school guidance personnel and faculty, and with alumni in targeted areas. Works extensively with the on-campus outreach coordinator in an effort to drive students to visit campus. Assists in organizing specific visit programs for individual groups or high school programs. Coordinates select outreach programs on campus.

25% - Continually reviews and analyzes data and results to determine K-12 students/schools, fairs and events to attend/visit in support of the School of Engineering's strategic growth plan. This recruitment strategy will include a timeline for follow up with targeted communities and/or students, parents, etc. through various communications. Develops and administers a comprehensive communications plan utilizing Hobsons or other appropriate CRM software, including long-term and ad hoc communications efforts. Longitudinal and current year data and enrollment management tools will be used to identify, qualify (determine potential to enroll), and target students who will assist the School of Engineering in meeting desired enrollment goals.

30% - In collaboration with the on-campus outreach coordinator, assists with on-campus recruitment programs and events, and visits for prospective engineering students.

10% - Consults with the Assistant Dean regarding recruitment strategies on topics including, but not limited to, programs, recruitment strategies, publications and presentations. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Dean.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.
2. Minimum of 3 months presentation experience as evidenced by coursework, extra curricular activities, or professional presentations
3. Valid driver's license at the time of appointment
4. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials
5. Strong oral communication skills, as evidenced in interview

Position Requirements: Candidate selected for this position must be able with or without accommodation, to travel by automobile or plane to any city or region assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Ability to effectively organize time and tasks and work autonomously
2. Ability to effectively work with diverse student populations, including low-income, first generation, geographic regions, ethnic groups, elementary school, middle school, high school and non-traditional students
3. Experience in public relations activities or work in university admissions
4. Experience in event planning
5. Knowledge of engineering
6. Experience as a University of Kansas student

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application requires: 1) online application; 2) current resume; 3) a cover letter addressing how the applicant’s qualifications would meet the needs of the position; 4) the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three supervisory work references.

Candidates receiving an interview will be required to give a 10-15 minute persuasive presentation to a simulated audience of prospective students.

Review of applications begins July 14 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified or the position has been filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Chris Wiles
Assistant Dean Engineering Administration

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $41,298 commensurate with experience & qualifications

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Engineering Administration
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
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