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Recruitment Manager

University of South Carolina

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Posting Number:


Job Family:

Enrollment Management

Job Function:


USC Market Title:

Admissions Representative

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Job Level:

P3 - Professional

Business Title (Internal Title):

Recruitment Manager



Work County:



Enrollment Management


EM Undergraduate Admissions

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Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM, One hour for lunch.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Extensive travel for this position is required.

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Student Services

About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks a Recruitment Manager to provide support to the recruitment program for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Recruitment Manager will implement recruiting strategies year-round in locations dependent upon the needs of the office to maintain university representation in various markets across the country and the state when needed. This requires extensive travel as well as night and weekend work. The Recruitment Manager will utilize exceptional travel-planning, customer service, relationship-building, and presentation skills to present students, parents, and high school counselors with up-to-date information about the University of South Carolina student experience and advise them on admissions policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, training, education, and/or experience.

Traveling alone within assigned geographic region for student recruitment and professional development/ training events is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and familiarity of USC.
  • Background experience in admissions, customer service, marketing, sales, public relations, or another student personnel area.


  • Relate well to people, have an engaging personality, and be able to speak with confidence in front of groups, including making public presentations before large groups of people.
  • Exceptional customer service skills to ensure positive, brand-promoting interactions with prospective students/families, guidance counselors, and other constituents.
  • Exceptional workplace flexibility and travel-planning skills.
  • Able to effectively build relationships with constituents.
  • Knowledge of secondary and post-secondary school systems.
  • Able to read and evaluate academic credentials as well as market data for assigned territories.
  • Able to operate a personal computer.
  • Able to make public presentations to groups, counsel individuals, and maintain confidentiality of student credentials.
  • May be required to organize special programs.
  • Ability to drive during the day as well as at night.
  • Must have strong writing skills.

Job Duty:

Active recruitment of a nationwide pool of students, including those who broaden diversity of the student body, through travel to high schools, college fairs, receptions, evening and day programs, extensive personal communication, and related activities. Log all activities in admissions CRM. Provide excellent customer service by providing responses to inquiries in person, by phone, and in writing. Maintain and document regular phone, email, and letter contact with students, parents, and high school counselors; thoroughly document expenses related to recruitment travel. Attending weekly staff meetings both in person and remotely via technology provided by the office.

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Lead the execution of the Undergraduate Admissions’ virtual platform and serve as the main contact for virtual events. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions information sessions, prospective student/parent sessions, admitted student sessions and relevant programming for fall, spring and summer that align with/enhance marketing, recruitment, and on-campus special event strategies. Work closely with Marketing, Special Events, and all Recruitment teams to plan, executive and monitor virtual events for each recruitment cycle.

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Travel extensively and represent USC in recruiting and instructional programs. Disseminate USC admissions materials, supplies, and information. Handle speaking engagements. When in-house, conduct weekly informational admissions sessions, assist with coverage, walk-in visitors, on-campus events, and special projects as needed.

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Assist with various projects throughout the year within the Student Programs and Recruitment Support team such as: Sharepoint and Blackboard management, internal training and presentations, campus partner and college department collaboration. Produce and edit media for the Student Programs and Recruitment Support team and staff training.

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Job Duty:

Selectively review applications for admission and make decisions based on department policy. Carry out assigned special projects involving recruitment and office research, when in-house. Act as counselor/liaison with other campus offices which impact our prospective students to make students’ contracts smooth, helpful, and efficient.

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Participate in intra- and inter-office planning and coordination. Participate in ongoing training to develop the professional skills needed for success in enrollment management. Other duties as assigned.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. We are only accepting applications submitted by May 1, 2024.The University of South Carolina offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Programs
  • Paid Tuition
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development Opportunities

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.


Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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