Recruitment Specialist

Wilmington, North Carolina
Jul 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Recruitment Specialist
Department: Watson College of Ed - 31400
Vacancy Number: E181
Position Number: 1487
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
Watson College of Education (WCE) seeks a Recruitment Specialist to formulate, direct, and evaluate a college-wide student recruitment plan for undergraduate and graduate programs within the WCE and WCE extension programs. The Recruitment Specialist will lead strategic initiatives to recruit students to WCE programs, particularly students from diverse and underrepresented populations.
The candidate should be familiar with the funnel approach to recruitment and be able to collect and analyze data to direct the recruitment process.
The Recruitment Specialist will identify touchpoints to increase enrollment and coordinate involvement of faculty, students, and alumnae in various recruitment events. The specialist will be responsible for coordinating student organizations as partners in recruitment efforts. Excellent communication skills are required as the specialist will also work directly with potential students and their families, and will represent WCE at events internal and external to the university.
The specialist will work with a wide variety of constituents including undergraduate and graduate program coordinators, advisors, alumnae, the communications and marketing specialist, the webmaster, and campus offices such as the Graduate School, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the Professional Development System community. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree required
The candidate should be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently with minimal guidance
Interpersonal and organizational skills are imperative in the diverse and fast-paced environment of the Watson College

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in higher education, and recruitment

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Watson’s Office of Academic and Student Affairs serves undergraduate and graduate students in all matters related to degree (and/or licensure) requirements and progress toward completion. Among other matters, the office supports students in advising, admission to the Watson College, student records, graduation clearing, registration, scholarships and student leadership opportunities. Watson’s Office of Academic and Student Affairs’ goal is to provide comprehensive, accurate information to help students achieve their educational goals.

College/School Information:
The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with almost 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 11 Months (August-June)
Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 06/30/2018
Job Posting Date: 07/03/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 08/03/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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