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Recruitment Coordinator

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Working Title:

Recruitment Coordinator

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Sensitive Position:


Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority:


Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel:


Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position:


Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position:

The Recruitment Coordinator manages existing relationships and develops new leads and engagement opportunities with and for employer and graduate school recruiters. The Coordinator plans, markets, and executes recruiting events such as fairs, information sessions, and interviews, as well as campaigns to publicize employer/graduate school recruiting opportunities. The Coordinator oversees projects related to social media and implements regular tracking and reporting of marketing/engagement analytics. The Coordinator will also coach students to articulate the value of their CNU liberal arts education through appointments and programming on career topics such as branding and networking.

Work Tasks:

Conduct Employer Outreach Functions:
*Manage existing relationships with employers and graduate school recruiters;
*Develop leads for new relationships according to the employer relations strategic plan and reach out to recruiters to encourage their participation in student engagement activities;
*Assist employers in building their brands on campus and organize recruiting activities/events;
*Utilize technology systems to carry out employer relations activities including entering and approving new employer and graduate school recruiter accounts and job postings in Handshake;
*Promote the value of a CNU liberal arts to all employer and graduate school recruiters;
*Support and enforce student recruiting policies and professional association standards.

Create and Track Content/Marketing:
*Develop marketing campaigns for recruiting activities/events and employer/grad school opportunities to increase student participation/engagement and applications through Handshake;
*Design communication about CNU and CCP to send to potential and existing recruiting partners;
*Establish and maintain a marketing strategy for CCP that includes existing and new content creation methods;
*Regularly update and disseminate information on events and services to CNU constituencies like the President’s Leadership Program and Residence Life staff;
*Supervise intern projects: Canva creation, social media posting, email template building, spotlight videos, etc.;
*Complete regular tracking and reporting on marketing campaign and social media engagement;
*Maintain and update electronic resources like the website, Handshake Resource Library, blog, and video library, etc.

Educate and Support Students:
*Present workshops on branding, LinkedIn, networking, etc.;
*Prepare students for recruiting events, including educating on professional etiquette;
*Teach students how to use career-related technology including Handshake, LinkedIn, Big Interview, etc.;
*Review and offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, interview responses, Handshake/LinkedIn profiles, etc.;
*Support students of diverse backgrounds including helping students evaluate opportunities and organizations.

Support the CCP and CNU Community:
*Engage faculty and staff, alumni, parents, in events that increase awareness and usage of the Center;
*Assist Internship Coordinator, employers, and faculty and staff with development of internship promotion;
*Communicate effectively with staff in organizing and coordinating employer recruitment events;
*Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and relations within the university and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel and community members;
*Participate in webinars, conferences, and site-visits with industry colleagues to remain current on trends in career planning, hiring, and higher education;
*This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty;
*Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees.
*Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service;
*Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence;
*Maintain comprehensive knowledge of career services and best practices including employer relations and recruitment methodologies, and the application of technology in the delivery of services;
*Ensure all University rules, policies, regulations, and internal customer service expectations are followed;
*Serve on University committees and attend various CNU functions; and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively with diverse constituencies. Excellent planning, organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Ability to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to occasionally work necessary evening and weekend programs. Strong interest in assisting students and alumni to gain practical work experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of hiring and employment trends, work settings, undergraduate life, career development, and patterns of higher education. Knowledge of effective interviewing skills and approaches. Strong counseling/coaching skills. Ability to organize and analyze data using advanced functions of work processing and spreadsheets including formulas and mail merge. Ability to present to large audiences in a professional and articular manner. Knowledge of the rules, regulations, ethical standards and laws relating to interviewing and employment. Familiarity and understanding of the liberal arts curriculum. Ability to effectively navigate job search web tools such as LinkedIn and An understanding of adolescent/college age perspectives and developmental tasks. Attention to detail and ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with competing priorities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

*Knowledge of hiring and employment trends, work settings, undergraduate life, career development, and patterns of higher education;
*Familiarity and understanding of the liberal arts curriculum and the ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education;
*Ability to organize and analyze data using advanced functions of word processing and spreadsheets including formulas and mail merge; and
*Knowledge of the rules, regulations, ethical standards and laws relating to interviewing and employment.

Required Education:

Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Student Personnel Services, Business or related area or Bachelor’s Degree in related field and experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Experience Required:

*Experience building relationships with a variety of constituents;
*Demonstrated use of content creation and tracking software;
*Project management/communication strategy experience;
*Experience with copywriting and editing.

Experience Preferred:

*Demonstrated evidence of experience in planning and executing large-scale events;
*Experience coaching students;
*Experience designing, developing and implementing workshops and/or seminars;
*Experience utilizing electronic job search databases and online recruitment systems (ex. Handshake);
*Experience working with college student populations and/or in the field of higher education.

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin June 8, 2021. Applications received after June 8, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement :

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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