Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Athletic Recruiting Liaison supports
the University by acting as the link between undergraduate
admission and athletics. This position manages the undergraduate
enrollment process in conjunction with coaches. All financial aid
award letters and any other financial information for athletes that
is governed by NCAA rules will be managed by the Liaisons.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Works directly with the Freshmen Recruitment team.
Assumes responsibility for the co-recruitment of undergraduate
(freshman and transfer) athletes.
Provides accurate information about Aurora University's degree
programs and admission procedures.
Presents enrollment information at regularly scheduled meetings
with respective coaches and coaching staffs, weekly.
Works with faculty to schedule visits for prospective athletes
who wish to meet with faculty during the on campus visit.
Evaluates high school transcripts and other academic
information on athletes in order to advise coaches, students and
Manages and coordinates high school, community college, and
some transfer campus visits.
Attends college fairs, conducts home visits and
tele-counseling. Completes written correspondence and communicates
financial aid decisions.
Assists coaches with the coordination of athletic related
recruiting events including: open houses, game day events,
overnight campus visits and junior prospect events.
Schedules coach’s attendance for all large freshman open
houses, AU4U events and other events, as needed.
Provides updated communication to coaches detailing the
prospective student-athletes visiting campus for all admission
Understands that evening and weekend work will be necessary to
complete essential job functions.
Provides basic financial aid information to prospective student
athletes and families, including explanation for the financial aid
process; works with the family to determine a comprehensive
financial plan for attendance at the University.
Works with the Director of Freshman Enrollment and Athletics
Director to help set and reach enrollment goals by sport and
Assists with promotional materials needed to promote each
sport, with University Communications and Director of Athletic
Trains on aspects of Slate that will facilitate communication
between coaches and athletes in conjunction with Enrollment
Operations and Enrollment Systems.
Helps manage each coach’s individual student print-out so
students can be quickly reassigned, when appropriate, from one
coach to another coach or to an admission representative.
Shepherd the complete process of working with athletes and
their families from their first interest in AU to their assignment
to a coach to their enrollment.
Works directly with coaches and recruited athletes to
coordinate, schedule, communicate and execute on campus
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Experience in higher education important, admission, athletics,
or sales preferred.
- Ability to relate well to prospective undergraduate
- Excellent communication and organizational skills and a
customer-service orientation and professional manner.
- Computer knowledge essential.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff and
students and to develop strong relationships with colleagues,
staff, administrators, students and the general public.
- Flexibility with an evolving work situation.
- Valid Illinois driver's license required.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to travel regularly to high schools and career fairs,
providing own vehicle.
- Ability to move about at those locations.
- Ability to move about campus.
- Ability to interact via telephone, in person, and via
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.