Undergraduate Recruiting Specialist

Posting Details

Job # 036755 Department Code 23002-4030 Department Visual & Performing Arts-Dean Job Title Undergraduate Recruiting Specialist Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Reporting to the Director, the Undergraduate Recruiting Specialist is responsible for representing Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts by engaging prospective students and families, both on and off campus, with goals to increase visibility, enhance inquiry and applicant pools, and increase diversity pools. The Undergraduate Recruiting Specialist will play a key role in the admissions recruitment process by developing interest in VPA programs and building relationships with prospective students through information sessions, email and phone contacts and more.


• Bachelor’s degree required; degree in the visual arts, media arts, or design preferred.

• Experience in higher education recruitment or related field desired.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Candidates should be personable and outgoing; must possess exemplary public speaking skills; excellent communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; desire to work collaboratively with colleagues within the office.


• Promote VPA programs and guide prospective students/families through the admissions/matriculation processes.

• Conduct daily information sessions and communicate with all prospective VPA students via phone, email, and interviews. Serve as a primary recruitment contact for prospective students and families and back up to graduate recruiter.

• Execute office functions and processes such as the training and management of the VPA Student Ambassador Program, facilitation and coordination of audition events, administration of online talent submission portals (Accept’d / Slideroom), portfolio reviews, email communications, development of recruitment presentations, etc.

• Recruitment travel on behalf of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including evenings and weekends as required; potential events include National Portfolio Days, academic interest programs, high schools, college fairs, auditions, etc.

• Assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of events/programs both on and off campus. May include evenings and weekends.

• Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85726 Job Posting Date 01/12/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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