Freshman Admissions Recruiter

Clayton State University
Clayton State University
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Oct 13, 2021

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Job Title: Freshman Admissions Recruiter
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 230395
About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary The Freshman Admissions Recruiter is responsible for prospect generation, follow up, and yield efforts with specific territories to meet enrollment goals of Clayton State University.



      • Recruit prospective students to the university through attendance at college day/night fairs, career fairs, visits to high schools, and on-campus programs.
      • Conduct presentations in classrooms/auditoriums; manages relationships with prospective students, parents, and school counselors.
      • Intensive travel throughout the Atlanta metro area and Georgia. Some out-of-area travel and overnight stay are required.
      • Provide in-office admissions counseling; meets with prospective students; initiates appropriate and effective follow-up communication to prospective students.
      • Conduct campus tours and participate in the planning and implementing of on and off-campus recruitment events.
      • Schedule all assigned high schools in the designated territory; Quality Visits at Top High Schools, host a Quality Visit at organizations and generate a minimum of one (1) Laker Experience Tour per month.
      • As a key representative of Clayton State University, maintain a professional appearance in both manner and dress to create an excellent impression.
      • Expand audiences to increase penetration in high schools by networking through existing contacts and cultivate new relationships.
      • Complete and submit weekly and monthly reports.
      • Attend staff meetings and any other meetings required.
      • Prepare a territory report to accurately reflect schools/counties by priority. Obtain target market (junior/senior) class population.
      • Continuously update teacher/counselor information.
      • Check emails and voice mails daily. Submit a detailed weekly report of in-field activities.
      • Return to high schools to follow up with teachers, counselors, and students
      Required Qualifications


      • Bachelor’s degree
      • One year of related experience in admissions, recruitment, or other related higher education, counseling, or marketing experience.
      • Valid driver’s license
      • Must know about Microsoft Office software products; SCT Banner and/or TargetX/Salesforce CRM is helpful.
      • Must have effective presentation and organizational skills; effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated skills in the promotion.
      • Ability to interview and interact tactfully with potential recruits from diverse backgrounds; ability to establish long, enduring and, professional admissions recruitment relationships with schools in the recruiting efforts.
      • Ability to function as a team player with other members of the Recruitment and Admissions Office and the University.
      • Must be able to convey enthusiasm, energy, and poise.
      • Must be able to travel, with some overnight travel required.
      • Must have reliable transportation.
      • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
      • Bilingual English/Spanish or multilingual preferred.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      Conditions of Employment

      Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

      Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.


      As an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University has come a long way since its inception 40 years ago.clayton_state_university1.jpg

      The University first opened in September 1969 as Clayton Junior College with Dr. Harry S. Downs as founding president and an enrollment of 942 students. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elevated it to baccalaureate status as Clayton State College in 1986 and university status as Clayton College & State University in 1996. The school’s current designation as Clayton State University was approved in 2005.

      clayton_state_university2.jpgSince Downs’ retirement in January 1994, the University has had two presidents; Dr. Richard A. Skinner, who took office upon Downs’ retirement, and Dr. Thomas K. Harden, who took office in June 2000. When Harden was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., was appointed interim president, starting on May 18, 2009. The current enrollment is in excess of 6,000 students and the school provides a multitude of undergraduate degree credit programs that—in the words of the university’s mission statement—provides "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation."

      In addition to more than doubling its undergraduate degrees over the past 10 years, Clayton State also has added seven graduate programs in the past three years. The first, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, began in 2006. Since then, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Business Administration all began in 2007, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, MAT - English and MAT - Mathematics, in 2009. The Master of Archival Studies is scheduled to begin in 2010.

      The past five years at Clayton State have also been highlighted by the establishment of the first joint state and federal archives facilities adjacent to campus, the institution of a comprehensive strategic planning process, the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the opening of the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in Peachtree City. In a six week period between August and October 2008, the University dedicated three new buildings; the University’s first student housing, the Student Activities Center and a new building for the AACSB-accredited School of Business.


      Clayton State is also home to Spivey Hall, the finest small performance facility in the Southeast. First opened in 1991, Spivey Hall is known locally, nationally and internationally for presenting the best in jazz and classical music as well as an education outreach program that serves tens of thousands of school children from throughout metro Atlanta annually.

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