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Recruiting and Academic Advising Specialist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Position Number:

998141 and 998142

Functional Title:

Recruiting and Academic Advising Specialist

Position Type:


Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

In the Bryan School of Business & Economics, we create and disseminate knowledge about the theory and practice of business. In addition to our courses and research, we accomplish this through hands-on projects, global experiences, and outreach to the community. Our work produces principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers who have a global perspective, an innovative mindset, a broad understanding of sustainability, and a commitment to improve the organizations in which they work and the communities in which they live.

Position Summary:

The Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro is seeking applicants for two (2) full-time Recruiting and Academic Advising Specialists.

These time limited, benefit-earning positions report to the Director of Online Programs in the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The primary areas of responsibility will be to recruit potential online students into the Bryan School including at both virtual and in person events, provide pre-admission advising to online students, and advise enrolled online campus students in the Bryan School.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in recruitment activities including responding to email and web-based inquiries quickly; presenting at virtual information sessions for prospective students; presenting, or otherwise working at on campus school and university transfer student events and events with community college partners; and engaging in post-event follow-up with prospective students from all types of events. These may include evening and weekend recruitment commitments.
  • Engage with prospective students to encourage and assist them through the application process.
  • Assist prospective undergraduate students with understanding what will transfer and what needs to be taken, major selection, how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and other pre-enrollment issues to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Assist enrolled online undergraduate students with course selection and pathway planning, academic goal setting and development.
  • Assist with first-year and transfer new student orientations as well as participate in advising and registration sessions for returning and readmitted students each semester.
  • Utilize technology to communicate with students in the most effective ways.

The following attributes are considered important for success in this role:
  • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple priorities or projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Willingness to embrace innovative recruiting and advising practices using technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in a team environment and to make a positive contribution toward the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Adept at interacting with others in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution and a minimum of 2 years of experience contributing to student recruitment or student advising in a higher education setting.
  • Proven experience working with diverse populations in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes days/evenings/weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Experience working with Online students and student recruitment
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Proficient computer skills – MS Office, Ellucian BANNER, Slate, and Canvas.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, candidates should upload:

  • Cover letter, not to exceed one page, detailing qualifications as they relate to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of references

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$46,500- $51,500

Org #-Department:

Dean's Office - BE - 11801

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:

The position is funded for two years with renewal contingent upon successful project outcomes.

Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Undergraduate Recruiting

Essential Tasks:

  • Contact and respond to prospective students to discuss programs and answer questions in one-on-one and small group settings.
  • Develop recruitment events and information sessions.
  • Deliver presentations at designated events and information sessions.
  • Work directly with NC community colleges, employers, and others to develop a pipeline of prospective students.
  • Provide information assistance to prospective students to evaluate potential transfer credits and develop degree plans. Assist with major exploration, admissions process, and financial aid.
  • Work with database management tools, analytics tools, and reporting tools to develop and nurture leads.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Major Advising

Essential Tasks:

  • Advise assigned load of business major advisees, which includes a minimum of 1 meeting each semester to discuss major, academic progress, and career goals.
  • Oversee assigned advisees’ progress degree completion.
  • Serve as a liaison to academic programs/departments/units as assigned.
  • Participate in orientation, registration, and advisement of new students entering the University.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Supplemental Advising and Student Support

Essential Tasks:

  • Check in with advisees throughout the semester to assess progress and address any concerns.
  • Providing academic counseling to students flagged in Starfish, UNCG’s early warning system.
  • Respond to queries from students, faculty, staff, and parents/families as appropriate (within the parameters of FERPA)
  • Refer students to appropriate campus and academic resources for additional support

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

General Program Support, Program Development, and Implementation

Essential Tasks:

  • Participate in School and University events related to advising, recruitment, and student success.
  • Provided general administrative support to the support program as needed.
  • Provide planning and oversight of program-related events and sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Hearing - F, Talking - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C, Outside - R


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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