Recruitment Coordinator - Baker School of Public Policy

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Recruitment Coordinator 

$50,000 to $60,000 Depending on Experience and Education

POSITION SUMMARY: We are in search of an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, who enjoys developing relationships and who can communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences. We need a hardworking and flexible professional, who thrives in developing out-of-the-box approaches to address new challenges. We are looking for an achiever, who is searching for a chance to grow their skills and who is open to learning from others. We need a critical thinker who exercises good judgment and who can be relied upon and trusted to provide sound counsel to colleagues and leadership. The Recruitment Coordinator serves as the point of contact for students and potential applicants interested in the Baker School. The successful applicant will work closely with the Associate Dean’s staff focused on advising, careers, alumni, employers, student life, and diversity.



Implements Recruitment Process

- Contributes to the achievement of Baker School enrollment and recruitment goals by representing the School at various recruitment events; advising and creating positive relationships with prospective students and their families

- Collaborates with communications team to develop prospective student and applicant correspondence, as well as all recruitment and promotional materials

- Assists with development and implementation of pre-collegiate programs

Manages Prospective and Admitted Student Communications

- Plans events for prospective students and families including open houses, high school visits, college fairs, in-person, and virtual information sessions, etc.

- Creates and fosters relationships with high school counselors, alumni, community college partners, and the community

- Maintains database of prospective students and applicant status

Supervises Student Recruiters

- Under direction and guidance, supervises student recruiters, including managing the recruitment process and application; training incoming and returning student recruiters; scheduling tours and visits; approving payroll

- Assists with School events and initiatives, such as graduation, career fairs, living learning community, and orientation sessions and other support as needed

Contributes to Recruitment Strategy

- Coordinates with relevant offices (e.g., Admissions, Diversity, Communications, Advising) to stay well informed about University and School priorities and initiatives to enable strategic planning of annual recruitment activities

- Assists in the development of recruitment strategies, sharing best practices with various stakeholders within the school


Ability to solely plan and implement Baker School recruitment efforts.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.

Strong interpersonal skills for building and maintaining relationships. Must possess critical thinking skills and be able to logically support and make decisions independently.

Flexibility and ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-moving environment with many priorities and activities advancing simultaneously.


Working knowledge of academic organizational structures and university admissions processes.

Expertise in best practices related to student recruitment.

Ability to collect and analyze data for use in decision making and strategic planning.


Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 year’s of relevant experience in admissions, counseling, outreach or advising. Student worker experience or volunteer work in college admissions, recruitment, and peer counseling/advising will be considered.


Master's degree with experience working in higher education admissions. Experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with software systems such as Slate.

Applicants should submit the following:

· Cover letter

· Current resume

· List of three references

About the Baker School

The new Howard H. Baker Jr. School for Public Policy and Public Affairs (Baker School), was established in 2023 to honor the distinguished life and legacy of Howard H. Baker Jr., a former US Senator, Senate Majority Leader, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan. Located in a 51,000-sq. ft purpose-built facility, the Baker School evolved from the Baker Center, which for twenty years has operated as a think-tank producing research, public engagement programming, and an active set of student programs. The Baker School is very excited to add degree programs and to grow its research programming into independent research centers. In addition, the Baker School houses the Institute of American Civics, which is responsible for encouraging civic knowledge and civic participation among UT undergraduates and the state at large.

Who We Are

We are a dynamic and close-knit team of dedicated and hardworking individuals who are devoted to research, education, and public service initiatives that address real world problems in local, state, national, and global communities. Each member of our team is a valuable contributor to achieving our mission and we work together to find innovative approaches to moving the Baker School forward. We are fast-moving and growing. Our work is constantly evolving to meet changing needs.

Who We Are Looking For

We are in search of a solution-finder, someone who enthusiastically embraces opportunities to address novel situations through teamwork and collaboration. We need a hardworking and flexible professional, who thrives in developing out-of-the-box approaches and addressing new challenges. We are looking for an achiever, someone who is searching for a chance to grow their skills and who is open to learning from others. We need a critical thinker who exercises good judgment and who can be relied upon and trusted to provide sound counsel to colleagues and leadership. We need teammates who are dedicated to public service.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Baker School
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 7, 2023, 11:40:19 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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