Advisor/ Outreach Recruiter

Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Advisor/ Outreach Recruiter

Job Summary / Basic Function
To provide individual and group educational advisement and recruitment services to new, current, and prospective students concerning academic degree, admission, registration, financial aid and other outreach and support services. The Advisor/Outreach Recruiter provides all constituents a student-centered, customer service-friendly experience that supports the institutional mission and goals. The Advisor/Outreach Recruiter works closely with a variety of offices (on and off campus) and maintains good working relationships with all. Will work from office located at an area high school as well as on LIT campus. Serves as the primary contact for a number of local high school and middle schools and will be required to coordinate and/or facilitate on and off campus recruitment opportunities.

Major Essential Job Functions
Recruitment Responsibilities 50%
  • Establish an office at an area high school, with travel between middle schools, high schools, colleges, and other venues to speak to groups and individual students.
  • Meet with school counselors and administrators to promote outreach activities within assigned territory.
  • Ability to travel extensively in privately owned vehicle (with mileage reimbursement).
  • Manage and coordinate community workshops, retreats, and recruitment efforts.
  • Arrange visits and tours for prospective students and parents.
  • Serve as a point person for internal coordination of student recruitment and enrollment management efforts.
  • Serve as a point person for oversight of territorial recruitment goals.
  • Promote and represent the college at public relations events, promotional opportunities, marketing campaigns, business and committee meetings, publicity functions and high school events (i.e., awards ceremonies and other related occasions).
  • Effectively articulate admissions, registration criteria, financial aid and/or scholarship information and deadlines.
  • Create, package, monitor and distribute resource materials for student recruitment and retention programs
  • Prepare reports and proposals, and respond to inquiries from all college stakeholders.

    Secondary Essential Job Functions
    Advising responsibilities 50%
  • Stay abreast of current trends, and best practices as related to student services.
  • Stay current on State, Federal, System, and Institutional policies and procedures.
  • Guide prospective, new, and current students in the awareness and planning of their educational career including the selection of the courses and programs of study.
  • Assist with registration, orientation, workshops, seminars, and other outreach opportunities.
  • Provide assistance to students, parents and community agencies with accurate and up-to-date information, which will assist in making sound educational decisions.
  • Participate and/or facilitate on and off campus registration activities.
  • Participate in new student orientations and Student Success programs as directed.
  • Provide referrals to students needing services such as: tutoring, testing, career counseling, financial aid, and disability services, etc.
  • Establish and maintain good interdepartmental relationships with all institutional constituents.
  • Address heavy telephone and walk-in traffic.
  • Provide support and assistance to students via phone, web camera, online chat, and face-to-face.
  • Participate in graduation ceremony.
  • Cross train and learn all aspects of student services.
  • Safeguard sensitive and confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of the essential functions of this job, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office/classroom work environment with moderate noise.

    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Employee will support the mission of Lamar Institute of Technology by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Associate degree required.

    Experience in a customer service profession is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Key Competencies
  • Must have direct experience in student services and/or academic affairs.
  • Must have experience in academic advising and recruitment.
  • Must have experience with a Student Information System- preferably BANNER.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret high school and college transcripts.
  • Must be detail oriented, work with minimum supervision, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills utilizing good business vocabulary and concise presentation.
  • Must have the ability to learn and articulate the goals of all facets of the college.
  • Must possess the ability to deal with people and represent LIT in a positive professional manner.
  • Must be able to set-up and operate a laptop computer and portable printer.

    Work Hours: Some evening and weekends may be required. Extended working hours will be required during registration periods. Regular travel is required.

    Open Date: 06/06/2017

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Close Date:

    Security Sensitive Statement
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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    EEO Statement
    Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Lamar Institute of Technology is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

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