The Oregon State University - College of Forestry is seeking an Undergraduate Recruiter. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Undergraduate Recruiter is essential to achieving the College of Forestry’s (CoF) vision for academic excellence and growth in its undergraduate programs, as well as creating a more diverse, pluralistic college community. The incumbent is responsible for planning, design, and implementation of a highly successful recruiting campaign. With supervision from the Director of Marketing and Communications, the recruiter will work as part of a team to develop and implement effective new programs to increase enrollment in the College of Forestry. The recruiter will also work closely with professional academic advisors and our three academic departments. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining connections and relationships with high schools, community colleges, public/private partners, and CoF alumni for the purposes of recruitment, and will work closely with students, faculty, and external partners in identifying and implementing recruitment strategies and tracking program outcomes. The recruiter will also work closely with employers to help engage them in recruiting activities in local high schools, and work with employers to organize special meet-and-greet events with prospective students in local communities.
The College of Forestry (CoF) is one of 11 colleges on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus, comprised of three departments offering undergraduate and graduate programs to a student body of approximately 1,150 students. As the leading university-level forestry program in the United States, the College has a reputation as a world-class center of teaching and learning about forests and related resources, and is a primary resource people turn to for information, research, and education in the Northwest.
20% – Designs, coordinates and executes the CoF’s undergraduate recruitment efforts through planning, execution, and goal-setting, including tracking/reporting/assessment. Identifies target audiences and works closely with the communications team and academic departments to develop marketing strategies. Monitors undergraduate recruitment efforts and strategies, develops and/or recommends new strategies, and implements those that are anticipated to initiate change for the purpose of increasing outcomes. Collaborates with CoF and OSU colleagues leading underrepresented student support to establish sound cross-cultural, inclusive recruitment strategies. Acts on behalf of the College as direct contact and sole staff member at recruitment events.
70% – Executes the recruiting plan. Develops and maintains contacts and relationships, on behalf of the CoF, with Oregon high schools and community colleges, prospective students and their families, internal programs (i.e. UESP-University Exploratory Studies Program), employers, and other external partners for the purpose of encouraging high school and non-CoF students to pursue CoF degrees. Leads and co-coordinates with other CoF and OSU units, and participates in appropriate on- and off-campus recruitment events. Represents the College of Forestry’s recruitment interests at applicable regional events and student visits/programs to promote recruitment goals.
5% – Uses independent judgment interpreting University and College specific academic policies to advise students regarding admissions, academic regulations/requirements, and other issues related to university life. Collaborates with the OSU Office of Admissions to follow university recruitment guidelines, efforts, and policies.
5% – Participates in CoF and University service. Acts as a team member of the CoF communications group and attends staff meetings, events (as available given travel schedule), etc. Participates in college and university committees, and contributes as a member of the CoF administrative team to further the educational missions of the CoF.
Drives OSU Motor Pool, College/University-owned, and/or personal vehicles to attend recruitment events and other events throughout the country.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
One year of combined experience in program development, or project coordination and implementation.
Demonstrated experience speaking to small and large groups, and extensive public contact.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to establish/maintain strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders and community groups.
Technological proficiency utilizing computers and working with Google Docs and Microsoft (MS) Office applications including, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Demonstrable commitment to diversity, inclusion and a pluralistic community.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources-related field from an accredited degree program.
Two or more years of professional experience related to academic program support, student services, admissions, college counseling, or student recruitment at a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
Demonstrated aptitude for learning university-level student information systems including, but not limited to, BANNER, Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE)/MyDegrees, and Web for Advisors.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.
Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well.
With $336 million in external research funding in 2016, a second... consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.
With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, a statewide economic footprint of $2.371 billion and an impact that reaches across the state and beyond.