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Education Development Specialist

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Education Development Specialist is primarily responsible for establishing partnerships with businesses, school districts, and other enterprises throughout northern Illinois in order to facilitate student enrollment in graduate programs at Aurora University. This position maintains strong knowledge of all academic program offerings, admission requirements, and procedures, along with basic knowledge of financial aid practices.

Core Competencies:

  • 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 University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • 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 as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves as a member of the Center for Graduate Studies and AU Online teams.
  • Develops strong partnership opportunities and business networks for strategic recruiting pathways that will result in lead generation for online and on-ground students.
  • Provides accurate information about Aurora’s academic programs and admission procedures.
  • Assumes responsibility for recruiting graduate students for programs offered through AU Online and the Center for Graduate Studies.
  • Represents Aurora University at internal and external recruiting events, including area companies/agencies and colleges/universities.
  • Recommends and helps implement new and creative strategies for recruiting graduate students.
  • Works with partners and program chairs to identify opportunities for and assist in the development of new program offerings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Essential Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
    • Experience in education, higher education, and/or sales experience is required.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills, professional demeanor. Computer knowledge is essential. Ability to remotely interact and develop strong working relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, faculty, staff, administrators, students, the general public, and the education business community. Flexibility with an evolving work situation.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to move about at those locations. Ability to interact via telephone, in person, and via electronic media. Valid Illinois driver’s license; ability to travel regularly to colleges, college and career fairs, and businesses, providing own vehicle. Some evening and Saturday hours are required.
    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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