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Recruitment Coordinator

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Position OverviewAs part of the University Honors Program communications team, the recruitment coordinator will contribute to activities that support prospective honors students and their families, with the goal of securing an academically talented, community-engaged, and diverse undergraduate class. This team member will participate in the development and delivery of presentations and outreach materials, as well as the creation of opportunities for prospective and newly admitted students to engage with faculty, staff, and alumni. The recruitment coordinator will also support KU Honors’ holistic application review process by evaluating applicants and training reviewers.

The University Honors Program includes students in majors throughout KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and professional schools. KU Honors was a founding member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and has an established national reputation for the quality and breadth of its academic offerings.

This Student Recruiter serves in a hybrid position that allows for one remote workday per week and up to an additional day per week depending on program needs, as determined with the position’s supervisor. Job Description35% Recruitment Outreach. Assists in the planning, development, and execution of all on-and off-campus recruitment programs for prospective honors students and their families, including virtual and in-person presentations and events. Participates in Office of Admissions events and honors-specific events to enhance the program’s recruitment and enrollment efforts. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and alumni across academic schools and fields to deliver engaging visit experiences for students with a range of academic interests. Counsels and advises prospective students and families on admissions requirements, application procedures, and program opportunities.

35% Application Review. Assists in the review of applications for KU Honors admission from incoming first-year domestic and international students, as well as applications from current KU students and transfer students. Maintains communication with applicants about application deadlines and timelines for review. Contributes to the training of the application review team.

20% Honors Ambassadors. Coordinates the selection, training, and scheduling of the program’s student ambassadors. Collaborates with other members of the KU Honors team to develop training and other professional development activities for student leadership roles. Evaluates the success of the ambassador program.

10% Other. Contributes to the development of communications, serves on program award committees, supports orientation welcome activities, and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  1. This Student Recruiter serves in a hybrid position that allows for one remote workday per week and up to an additional day per week depending on program needs, as determined with the position’s supervisor.
  2. Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one by the time of employment.
Required Qualifications
  1. Completed bachelor’s degree at the time of appointment.
  2. Experience delivering presentations as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
  4. Participation in an experiential learning activity (study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning, or an internship) as evidenced by application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts and sciences or evidence of interdisciplinary learning experiences.
  2. Experience with the production of outreach materials.
  3. Experience developing or managing social media content.
  4. Experience with event planning or implementation.
Additional Candidate InstructionsPlease submit cover letter, resume/CV, and names and contact information for 3 professional references.

Application deadline is Jan 27th, 2022. For first consideration, please apply before that date.
Contact Information to ApplicantsHarry Swartz
[email protected] Advertised Salary RangeMinimum $40,000 Work Schedule8-5, M-F Application Review Begins28-Jan-2022 Anticipated Start Date04-Mar-2022


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