University of Illinois Chicago — Senior College Recruiter

The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago is seeking an energetic Senior College Recruiter to attract prospective high school and transfer students. This individual will play an integral part in the continued success of the university that is ranked 5th overall, 2nd public university in the state of Illinois by U.S. News and World Report.

The Senior Recruiter will ensure the best and brightest students join the College of Engineering family through the implementation of integrated marketing and recruitment strategies as well as individual communications. Through the coordination of print, on-line and social media marketing, these recruiters will elevate the College’s visibility and ensure UIC is a top choice for those seeking higher education in Engineering and Computer Science. By representing the college at talent acquisition and recruitment fairs, visits to high schools, community colleges, and through campus tours, the recruiters will have the opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge research and acclaimed academia at the leading public university in the city of Chicago.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Minority Affairs, Department Heads and Office of Undergraduate Affairs, develop and implement undergraduate recruitment and yield strategies to ensure enrollment and student success targets are met.
  • Represent the college to prospective students and their parents at a variety of events.
  • Plan and implement high school and community-college based recruitment efforts. Maintain strong relationships with high school guidance counselors, advisors, faculty, potential students and their parents through meetings, networking events and social media to build and strengthen recruitment efforts.
  • Maintain ongoing partnerships through relationships with key personnel at prioritized institutions. Communicate with partners on a regular basis to ensure continuity of the relationship.
  • At the direction of the Director of Minority Affairs, represent the college at various on- and off- campus recruitment events including but not limited to college fairs, school visits, open houses, individual campus visits, and interviews/webinars held on social media or online.
  • Develop and implement recruitment events such as UIC Preview Day, college fairs, and Engineering-related recruitment events as well as visits to high schools. Schedule, plan, and implement on-campus visits for parents and potential students. Coordinate all aspects of hosted events including scheduling, procuring space and equipment, catering, securing additional college representation such as faculty and staff, etc., provide tours, etc.
  • In collaboration with department, organize and execute yield activities.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategies across several platforms (print, social media, web, etc.) to promote the college. Assess outcomes of marketing strategies.
  • Field questions and respond to inquiries from prospective students through various mediums (e.g. individual appointments, telephone, email and social networking).
  • Plan, implement and supervise undergraduate student workers who are part of the Student Ambassador program.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Academic and Enrollment Services to develop Slate-based communication with students to develop and maintain relationships with prospective students. Follow up with prospective students; assist them in making progress toward application and enrollment in the college’s programs.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
  • Weeknight and weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a college discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience.
  • A minimum of one-year experience in student recruitment, advising, or related area in a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent public presentation skills with experience presenting to large and small audiences.
  • Experience with, and sensitivity to, diverse populations and communication styles.
  • Familiarity with standard office software, project management software and publications software.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in college disciplines and higher education.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.

To apply, please visit uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1841?c=uic.

For fullest consideration, please apply by Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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