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Student Recruitment Coordinator, Senior (Graduate / Transfer)

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Student Recruitment Coordinator, Senior (Graduate / Transfer)

Location: Admissions
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606840
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at both an NAU site, campus, or facility and at a non-centralized site with or without accommodation.

Job Description

The University Admissions office is a dynamic environment which requires dedicated professionals to engage, excite, and enroll qualified transfer and graduate students to Northern Arizona University to help meet enrollment goals. The Student Recruitment Coordinator, Sr (SRC, Sr.) for Transfer and Graduate Recruitment role is intended for seasoned admissions professionals who have experience working in an admissions setting for at least three years.

The Student Recruitment Coordinator, Sr. will work to apply the university's recruitment strategies to identify, recruit, and enroll qualified new transfer and graduate students across all education delivery modalities (e.g. Flagstaff, Community Campuses, and Online) from the assigned territory (in-state, WUE, and/or non-resident). The person hired must demonstrate a strong commitment to the values of student service, integrity, student success, diversity, and engagement. Cross-cultural competence and experience within a multi-cultural, collegiate environment is sought.

Recruitment - 40%
  • Recruits transfer students and graduate students interested in NAU's additional education modalities.
  • Cultivates and manages a recruitment territory or territories to recruit qualified transfer and graduate students to the university for all educational delivery methods. Manages assigned territory by staying abreast of current events related to transfer students in Arizona, the West, and nationwide, and issues that may impact that student population.
  • Coordinates, implements, and participates in visits to community colleges, businesses in the community, and other university sponsored and/or approved recruitment events.
  • Helps the University Admissions Leadership Team in the management of the recruitment and orientation areas of the office.
  • Stays apprised of, and current on, new enrollment management strategies, and best practices for communication to prospective students, and other important constituents to meet University enrollment goals. Stays current on local, regional, and national trends pertaining to area of assignment and recruitment territories.
  • Completes weekly reports related to recruitment, enrollment projections, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and professional development.
  • Assist with the execution of on-campus and virtual visit programs as needed, including but not limited to Transfer Visit Days and Transfer First Fridays, Discover NAU, Explore Honors Day, Multicultural Recruitment Programs, and other recruitment programs, as well as on- and off-campus Orientation programs.
  • Provides presentations to a multitude of individuals and groups to communicate the vision, mission, values, and programs of the University.
  • Serves and informs Enrollment Management and University Admissions Leadership Team within the University Admissions office by participating in strategic recruitment planning and staffing decisions.
  • Collects and analyzes data to determine the effectiveness of transfer and graduate recruitment strategies in their respective recruitment territories. This will include reports through Business Objects, Enterprise Reporting, PeopleSoft, and Salesforce.

Program Strategy/ Management - 20%
  • Develops, implements, and maintains key University Admissions programs to help facilitate the recruitment of qualified transfer and graduate students. Includes collaboration with other Enrollment Management and University staff including, but not limited to the Student Service Center, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and/or other Arizona Board of Regents partners (i.e. sister institutions).
  • Interacts and maintains excellent working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and outside/community agencies in facilitating University Admissions and Enrollment Management program objectives.
  • Represents the University, its mission, policies, and procedures to a broad range of constituents, in particular, those in other segments of the education community, prospective transfer and graduate students and families, personnel in community colleges, community-based organizations, businesses, etc.
  • Develops and implements programming to meet the needs of transfer and graduate prospective students and other constituent groups to the University (i.e. contemporary students/adult learners, honors students, students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, transfer students, first-generation students, etc.).
  • Evaluates program effectiveness, assesses outcomes, and develops improved programming to achieve goals, and complete cost analyses for programs and events.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic colleges and departments and collects important information and updates from our academic departments. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with academic partners.

Consultation/ Communication - 20%
  • Provides presentations to both prospective transfer and graduate students and their guests, at on-campus, off-campus, and virtual events
  • Assists with Orientation
  • Advises prospective transfer and graduate students as well as their support systems on admission requirements, transfer of credit, financial aid and scholarship information, as well as various student support services on campus regarding educational opportunities and options
  • Advises prospective post-baccalaureate, non-degree seeking, and readmitted students on admissions processes, connecting to respective departments where appropriate.
  • Participates in trainings periodically on-campus in Flagstaff and throughout the state, as well as via web and/or phone.

Travel - 15%
  • Work some evenings and weekends: significant travel with 6-8 weeks in the fall semester and 4-5 weeks in the spring semester.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with community college counselors, transfer organizations, interested students, and their family.
  • Participates in trainings periodically on-campus in Flagstaff and throughout the state, as well as via web and/or phone.

Other - 5%
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Current and unrestricted Driver License needed to attend off site recruitment events.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master's degree with preference given to student personnel, student affairs, education, business, or related field AND
  • At least one year of progressively responsible administrative and/or supervisory experience (with preference given to directly related admissions/enrollment management experience).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices pertaining to Admissions and Orientation, as well as Enrollment Management.
  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to areas of assignment.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Zoom, SalesForce CRM, PeopleSoft Student Information System, Handshake, Business Objects and Enterprise Reporting tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and productive working relationships with on-campus and off-campus partners.
  • Skill in program development and execution.
  • Demonstrated skill to prioritize individual work tasks, but also to assist supervisors in prioritizing work tasks.
  • Demonstrated skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Strong organizational and training/human development skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to represent Northern Arizona University and University Admissions in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work numerous nights and weekends.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $44,850. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

February 23, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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