Student Affairs Officer III

Job description

The College of Design invites applications for its position of Recruitment Officer. This position is responsible for working directly with the Associate Dean for Students and collaborating with unit directors, faculty recruitment coordinators, and staff to develop and implement a multi-tiered recruitment strategy for all undergraduate and graduate programs through university-wide and external activities, and coordination of recruiting events. The Officer assists directors with international recruiting; develops relationships with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and other relevant partners; coordinates campus visits and college events; travels in-state and out-of-state as necessary for recruiting events; and develops and implements recruiting practices aimed at increasing diversity within the College. The Officer will serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students, and is expected to recruit for the College's existing, new and pending programs. The Officer also reviews student applications and manages recruitment scholarships. The position will also participate in K-12 outreach, efforts to recruit current undergraduate students interested in a change of major, as well as for summer programs. The Officer will lead training and cultivation of a team of student ambassadors and with them, work evening and weekend events as needed.

Job Title
Student Affairs Officer III

Requisition Number

Working Title
Recruitment Officer

Department Name
8N030:Design Student Affairs

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer; ability to drive/travel and stand for long periods of time at recruitment events; lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.


Mostly days, but evenings and some weekends are required, along with work related travel.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which best represents your amount of experience in student recruitment, advising and/or transitioning to a university environment?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Describe a recruitment or retention initiative that you developed or implemented in your current or previous role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
  4. * Current and former recruiters have said that to be successful in this position, one must value diversity, be extremely self-motivated, have above average time management skills, maintain high organizational skills, have strong public speaking abilities, and be extremely flexible. Knowing this, what experiences do you have that would make you an ideal candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/29/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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