Position Summary: This position is responsible for the recruitment of prospective students to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) through territory management and travel, prospective student communication, admissions presentations, and candidate file review. Counselor will also be available to meet with prospective students, families, and guests on campus.
RECRUITMENT OUTREACH IN TERRITORY (40%)
Responsible within assigned admissions territory for planning and implementing a recruitment program designed to encourage prospective students to apply and enroll at UMD
Travel 8-10 weeks in the fall and 3-4 weeks in the spring to represent UMD at regional fairs/events and high school/community college visits
Work nights and weekends when necessary
Develop and maintain relationships within high schools and community colleges throughout specified recruitment territory
Assist UMD offices in special services or programs designed to interact with underrepresented populations and coordinate contact with prospective students to assure a unified and seamless presentation of UMD programs, services and opportunities
Provide prospective applicants and families with expert counsel on the admission process including academic program information and admission requirements as well as financial aid program and scholarship information
Monitor admitted student progress through financial aid, scholarship, housing, advisement and registration, and orientation processes.
RECRUITMENT ON CAMPUS (40%)
Meet individually with prospective students, families, and guests on campus
Maintain contact with qualified prospects through telephone, letters, e-mail, electronic media, and personal contact on and off campus
Participate in large scale calling campaigns to prospective students
Participate in on-campus visit programming to include Admitted Student Days, Campus Preview Programs, Champ Saturdays and Prospective Student Visit Days
Conduct Admissions Presentations regularly to on-campus visitors and special group visitors.
DATA COLLECTION/EVALUATION & REPORTING (10%)
Collect data, assess progress/results and prepare reports related to recruitment initiatives to determine effectiveness
Ensure compliance of recruiting initiatives with UMD policies and procedures and with professional affiliations and good practices
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the trends, regulations, and other factors that affect admissions and recruitment activities.
DAILY OFFICE ASSISTANCE (5%)
As assigned, assist with daily office responsibilities.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED (5%)
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (BA/BS)
2 years of experience working within Student Recruitment/Student Affairs and/or Academic Affairs (undergraduate student experience will be considered)
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communications, including public speaking
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and external parties
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate recruiting plans
Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service
Fluency in a second language
Proficiency in computer applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Internal Number: 328335
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