Senior Recruitment Specialist, Admissions - ST LOUIS, 32633

UMKC Volker Campus
Jan 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Senior Recruitment Specialist, Admissions - ST LOUIS, 32633
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35290
Hiring Department

UMKC's Office of Admissions

Job Description UMKC Admissions Department is accepting applications for a Senior Student Recruitment Specialist. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Recruitment, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing admissions activities for an assigned recruitment territory in order to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to UMKC, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its goals.

    The person will be based in St. Louis full-time and expected to work from their home office.Some evenings, weekends, and overnight travel required.Travel to Kansas City for training and events required
Duties Include:

    Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC’s programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions.Develop and implement recruitment strategies, plans, and goals for an assigned recruitment territory based on university data, trends, best practices, and market research.Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within the recruitment territory, including but not limited to, high school visits, college fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations.Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, or in-person communications.Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other school, agency, and community organizations.Communicate information about UMKC’s requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs.Communicate with applicants regarding application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and orientation.Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information both in person and on virtual campus visits.Communicate financial aid and scholarship information, deadlines, and processes.Travel extensively in assigned territory, and strategically identify those schools with the greatest potential for enrollment and relationship growth.Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university. Counsel applicants on eligibility for admission.Maintain accurate reports related to school visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and enrolled data, and communication efforts.Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal constituents, and interface with various campus officials concerning student admissions and recruitment.Function with a high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.Other duties as assigned.

Travel required.

Personal vehicle and driver’s license required for travel.

Evening and weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications Previous recruitment experience

Familiarity with St. Louis region and/or Illinois

Bi-Lingual preferred

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, Beneifts Eligible


$16.92 - $18.25 / hr commensurate with experience and education.

Shift Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with some evenings, weekends and overnight travel

Application Deadline

January 24, 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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