EXPECTATIONS AND NATURE OF THE POSITION
The primary responsibility of the Recruiter is to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable representative of Western Wyoming Community College at in person recruiting events and have a strong presence of Western’s offerings in our service area and beyond. This person will provide admissions counseling to prospects/applicants of all ages and backgrounds. Extensive travel will be required to support the Admissions Department. This person will also support Mustang Success during times to help onboard students through the registration process. This person will have well-developed communication and writing skills and strong presentation skills. This person will work with the Director of Mustang Success in the development and execution of various recruitment methods and utilization of recruitment software. This person will work in the Recruit, Colleague, and Student Planning systems and be knowledgeable of the functionalities, trainings, recruitment tactics, opportunities, and automation of those systems. This individual must be able to work in both a collaborative team environment, as well as independently on jobs and assignments.
The College expects this individual to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines as they relate to this position. This person will share duties such as answering the telephone, answering admissions emails, setting up campus visits and appointments, maintaining the Admissions appointment calendar, working with high schools to provide lists of students, keeping track of data from all inquiries, and assisting the Admissions staff in Mustang Central. This person will also oversee the Student Ambassadors.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WHICH THIS INDIVIDUAL IS ACCOUNTABLE
1. Represents the College in a positive, professional and articulate manner at all times.
2. Participates in traveling recruitment. Schedules and conducts visits to high schools both in person and virtual. Assures that recruitment efforts are in alignment with the goals of the department, and are within current recruitment trends. Recruitment and travel may include, but is not limited to, areas in Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado. International recruitment may occur as well.
3. Utilizes information from EMSI-Career Coach to make targeted recruitment campaigns during high school visits.
4. Participates in in-person recruitment events that are scheduled. Works with high school counselors to coordinate recruitment visits in order to meet the needs of their students.
5. Utilizes the Recruit Software to run targeted campaigns for a wide variety of prospective students.
6. Understands and presents the concept of a comprehensive community college, including those aspects of general education, guided pathways, vocational/technical and other programs related to the effective recruitment of students. Maintains a current and complete knowledge of Western courses and programs and how and when to make referrals with accurate and timely information.
7. Takes primary responsibility for providing “one-stop” personalized admissions counseling to prospective students and their families within the concept of institutional “fit” for the student in terms of academic programs, support services, extracurricular activities, and overall comfort with Western’s environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)
1. A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communication or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
2. Ability to effectively relate to people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
3. Strong presentation, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
4. Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing and recruiting.
5. Ability to obtain and maintain a Wyoming class “C” driver’s license. Obtain and maintain coverage as a driver under the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
6. Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
For those candidates who do not exactly meet all minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities, may be accepted.
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