Student Recruitment Specialist


Position Information

University Code 10121 University Title Student Recruiter 1-3 University Job Family Academic & Faculty Affairs ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Student Recruitment Specialist Position Number 591520 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Social Work Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

VCU School of Social Work is searching for a collaborative and experienced professional to join our team as the Student Recruitment Specialist! The primary purpose of this position is to support prospective undergraduate ( BSW ) and graduate ( MSW ) social work students from lead to enrollment. The Student Recruitment Specialist will work with the Administrator of Student Recruitment and support the recruitment and admissions office in recruitment-related initiatives and strategic goals of the university, school, program, and Office of Student Success. Core responsibilities include:

Recruitment Initiatives – Work with Administrator of Student Recruitment to implement recruitment logistics and strategic initiatives; manage and contact prospective student portfolio about the school of social work; manage prospective student communications and email account; develop network of contacts for recruitment purposes, and track prospective student data and pipeline

Recruitment Events – Execute and present at recruitment events such as Discovery Days, Welcome Days, open houses, Preview Days, campus and virtual informational sessions; participates in weekend events as necessary; work in all weather elements

Prospective Student Advising & Engagement – advises prospective students on admissions requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid, and scholarship information; guides students on next steps;

Liaison & Leadership – provide coverage and act as backup in the areas related to recruitment in the absence of the Administrator of Student Recruitment; serve on VCU and community committees as needed

Minimum Hiring Standards

• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent computer skills and experience with all Google products
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
• Experience with technology
• Excellent attention to details
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong critical thinking skills
• Excellent customer service
• Comfortable interacting with internal and external clientele in a variety of situations
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or the commitment to do so at VCU .
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism
• Maintaining collegial relationships
• Ability to work in a diverse environment
• A professional attitude and presentation of self and the utmost regard for confidentiality and discretion are expected in all interactions

Preferred Hiring Standards

• Bachelor’s degree in social work, or related field
• Previous experience in higher education
• Knowledge of social work education
• Demonstrated event planning experience
• Demonstrated presentation experience

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $32,000 - $38,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs/wk Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 01/25/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103033 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelors degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Briefly describe your experience, if any, with the coordination and facilitation of strategic student recruitment efforts:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience working in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please briefly describe your experience with event planning:

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document


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