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College Recruitment Specialist, College of Business and Economic Development

Company: University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

College Recruitment Specialist, College of Business and Economic Development The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of College Recruitment Specialist, College of Business and Economic Development. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118 College DriveHattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001United States Division Undergraduate Academic Service Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 38,000.00 - 40,000.00 Pay Grade E07 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Job Summary The Recruitment Specialist holds the primary responsibility for executing and assisting in the development of recruitment efforts for the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective and productive relationships with prospective students, community colleges, and high schools that result in increased undergraduate enrollment. The Recruitment Specialist liaises with colleagues in the Office of Admissions and ensures seamless collaboration in strategic recruitment efforts, providing informed recommendations to the dean's office regarding participation in and launch of strategic initiatives for enrollment growth. Primary Duties and Responsibilities + Assists the Dean in developing and implementing effective recruitment strategies that support the college's strategic recruitment plan and institutional enrollment goals. + Works collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, ensuring an open flow of communication between enrollment management areas and the academic college. Facilitates campus visits for the college and supports productive communication with prospective students at all levels of the admissions funnel.+ Routinely conducts off-campus recruitment visits in accordance with the college's strategic recruitment plan and institutional enrollment efforts.+ Develops and maintains effective working relationships with community college partners, select high school counselors, and other community and university partners.+ Works collaboratively with the college staff responsible for marketing and external relations to develop and implement effective recruitment materials and messaging that support the college's strategic recruitment plan to include recruitment pamphlets, prospective student email, and social media recruitment campaigns.+ Represents the college at appropriate on and off campus Office of Admissions sponsored recruitment and yield events.+ Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a communications or related discipline, and one year of employment experience in higher education, marketing, recruitment, and/or sales. Driver's license required.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities+ Demonstrates a high level of organizational skill and the ability to manage multiple tasks to completion under tight time constraints.+ Knowledge of college degree programs and requirements.+ Ability to travel with occasional overnight stay required.+ Leverages professional expertise and University knowledge to assess areas of opportunity, identify solutions and effectively execute an effective recruitment plan based on best practices.+ Ability to work successfully with diverse populations.+ Ability to seek advice and input from others, recognize when to escalate issues or seek help, and adjust behavior based on feedback.+ Ability to build and manage productive relationships with peers, leaders, and customer groups. Skilled engagement of others to collaborate and provide value added support that enhances department results and team effectiveness. Skilled in influencing outcomes and direction of customer's decisions through effective relationships, trust, and credibility.+ Ability to deliver accurate, concise, and high quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner. Encourages an open exchange of ideas an differing perspectives. Skilled at adapting communication style to meet the needs of diverse audiences and situations and active listening to understand others. Able to provide quality feedback.Preferred Qualifications Prior work in college recruitment with demonstrated results. Experience working with students at two-year colleges and/or in online education.About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Keywords: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg , College Recruitment Specialist, College of Business and Economic Development, Human Resources , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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