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Student Recruiter

The University of Kansas
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

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Position Overview

The Office of Admissions reports to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, which includes the following functional units: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Information Systems, the Office of the University Registrar, Enrollment Management Communications, and Graduate Enrollment Management.

The Office of Admissions is responsible for domestic undergraduate admissions for both freshman and transfer students and coordinates KU's overall recruitment strategy, including travel, on- and off-campus events, prospect data entry, application processing, transfer credit evaluation, and communications.

A key member of the admissions team, an Admissions Representative must have a passion for the University of Kansas, be highly motivated, goal-oriented and have the ability to articulate the values and objectives of the University of Kansas to attract, recruit, admit, and enroll a high quality student population to meet the enrollment goals of KU. The admissions team is highly trained in university information, recruitment tactics, and diversity/social justice work to provide the highest level of service and understanding of students from various backgrounds, interests, and experiences. The Admissions Representative position is a combination of people facing responsibilities as well effectively managing administrative tasks. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Freshmen Recruitment who seeks to expand a cohesive, inclusive and productive team.

Duties include communicating daily and building relationships both in person and virtually with prospective students, families, and school counselors, managing correspondence, coordinating on- and off-campus recruitment responsibilities, and organizing a travel schedule. Admissions representatives are responsible for interpreting data to tailor outreach efforts to students in assigned territories with the goal of elevating KU’s market position and profile. Extensive travel may be required within the representative’s recruitment territories. Some evening and weekend work is required. Personal KU experience and general knowledge of the university are required.

The University of Kansas offers generous time off, retirement matching, medical/dental/vision coverage, wellness incentives and tuition reimbursement.

Job Description

70% Recruitment and Territory Management

  • Utilize both in-person and digital strategies to recruit prospective students in a defined territory, meeting and exceeding goals when opportunities exist.
  • Analyze data and past productivity to devise, implement, and assess a recruitment plan and strategy in the assigned territory, including visiting high schools, attending college fairs, area receptions, and events.
  • Use institutional philosophy of recruitment to communicate KU academic programs, processes and services to a wide range of prospective students and families.
  • Advise students and families of admission and scholarship requirements and/or transfer guidelines.
  • Manages multiple communication channels and provides timely responses to prospective students and families; i.e., manages personal Outlook email account for office-based communication in coordination with separate constituent relationship management (CRM) platform email system to communicate with students and families, answer inbound calls, make outbound calls, and create and respond to text messages via CRM.
  • Manage Outlook calendar to maximize efficiencies in travel, meetings, expense reports, and other business operations.
  • Provide reports of recruitment efforts and territory application progress to the Assistant Director of Freshmen Recruitment.
  • Manage an assigned recruitment budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

25% Staffing and Organizing Virtual and On-and-Off Campus Recruitment Events

  • Provide in-person and virtual presentations in a central public speaking role to small and large groups of prospective students, families and community stakeholders; communicate KU’s competitive advantage to campus visitors and other parties in off-campus venues.
  • Plan and execute individual meetings with prospective students and families virtually and on/off campus.
  • Plan, organize, and host targeted recruitment events in assigned Kansas and out-of-state markets; coordinating and hosting with university students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

5% Consults with the Assistant Director of Freshman Recruitment

  • Help with presentation support, teambuilding, and other leadership roles within the Kansas-based freshmen recruitment team, as assigned by the Assistant Director, Associate Director, or Director.
  • Assume other responsibilities assigned by the Assistant Director, Associate Director or Director.
Position Requirements
  1. In-person (on the Lawrence campus) and virtual responsibilities.
  2. The ability to travel by automobile or plane to any city or region assigned.
  3. Travel and some evening and weekend work required.
  4. Ability to lift and move visit materials (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree required at time of appointment.
  2. At least 3 months presentation experience (evidenced by coursework, extra-curricular activities, or professional presentations).
  3. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials.
  4. Experience as a KU student or KU Staff.
  5. Valid/current driver’s license or ability to obtain one at time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Ability to effectively communicate in a wide range of professional settings.
  2. Bi-lingual in Spanish with demonstrated proficiency in speaking and writing.
  3. Ability to be self-directed and can work independently toward outlined objectives.
  4. Ability to work with a wide range of student populations, including transfer, high-ability, low-income, first-generation, geographic regions, ethnic groups, middle school, high school, and non-traditional students.
  5. Experience in public relations, marketing, advertising or university admissions.
  6. Ability to effectively organize time and tasks.
  7. Graduate from the University of Kansas.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.Contact Information to ApplicantsBen Censky-Kieklak,
Advertised Salary Range43,000Application Review BeginsMonday June 3, 2024Anticipated Start DateMonday June 24, 2024Apply to Job


Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.


KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.


The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.


The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.


The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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