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Recruiting Specialist/Enrollment Communications

Governors State University
Governors State University, IL, IL

Job Details


The Recruiting Specialist performs a variety of complex professional and administrative tasks related to introducing and recruiting high school students to Governors State University. This position will work with the Associate Director of Recruitment to oversee the creation and deployment of key communication workflows for the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students. The enrollment communication/recruiting specialist will leverage list purchases and the CRM to execute communication plans designed to increase targeted inquiries and applications while increasing the conversion and yield rate for undergraduate students. The enrollment communication/recruiting specialist will also be responsible for building relationships with both high school and community college staff; managing an assigned recruitment territory and provide superior customer service at all times.

Essential Responsibilities

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm. Evening and weekends are required for events.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree• Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Demonstrated experience developing and delivering persuasive presentations to prospective students and community organizations• Strong interpersonal skills including ability to maintain collaborative professional relationships with faculty and staff colleagues• Ability to manage multiple projects and respond successfully as needed in a time sensitive environment• Strong time management and organization skills• Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for information sessions, overnight travel to universities, and orientation programs and other yield activities.

Preferred Qualifications
• 2 to 4 (2 – 4) years of experience in Admissions, marketing & communications or related field.• Proven track record of successful student recruitment• Experience developing community and business outreach programs• Experience with CRM (Slate) or student information systems

Supplemental Information

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of learning/teaching philosophy, professional credits, links to three samples of creative work, and a list of professional references with contact information.


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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