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Lead Admissions Counselor/Assistant Coordinator Multicultural Recruitment

Murray State University

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Lead Admissions Counselor/Assistant Coordinator Multicultural Recruitment

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt(Monthly)



Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruits high school students to MSU through college visits, fairs, and meetings with prospective high school students.

• Inform, advise, and counsel prospective students and their families about the university.
• Make off-campus visitations to high schools and appropriate non-school programs to provide information about the university.
• Attendance at weekend and evening events.
• Participate in the panning of the recruitment plan for the office.
• Assist in the general administrative and, at times, clerical responsibilities of the office.
• Other job appropriate duties as assigned.
• Serve as the Lead Admission Counselor (for training of new staff)
• Provide information sessions for prospective students on evening and weekends.
• Organize leadership conferences/programming for minority students.
• Actively engage key personnel in civic organizations and businesses in MSU recruitment efforts.
• Assist with the oversight of student ambassadors, tele-counselors and student staff.
• Coordinate phone calls, emails, and general inquiry management for prospective students.
• Organize the family/guest programs during Racer Days and Summer Orientation
• Assist with coordinating multicultural recruitment, programming and communications
• Works with Associate Director to manage and develop processes to support the on campus visit experience for students and families.
• Supervise resources and assist staff designated for Multicultural student outreach and recruitment, including the Multicultural Student Recruitment Team.
• Train Office of Recruitment exempt and non-exempt staff regarding Multicultural student recruitment.
• Make off-campus visitations to targeted high schools, community colleges and appropriate non-school programs to provide information about the university.
• Assist in the design and production of Office of Recruitment publications, including the design of brochures targeting Multicultural recruitment.
• Assist with the management of the Multicultural recruitment budget.
• Co-advise the LEAD team.

Minimum Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

• Student recruitment experience.
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• May occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
• Attendance at events during nights, weekends and holidays may be required.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by September 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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