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High School Outreach Representative

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

The primary outcome and urgent focus of this position is to add new student enrollment in undergraduate degree programs from recent high school graduates. These enrollment targets are set each year in the University budgeting process. Success in this role is defined by meeting or exceeding high school student inquiries, conversion, and enrollment targets.

With limited supervision, the High School Outreach Representative markets the campus and program offerings to secondary education community partners in the local area to generate relationships, awareness, agreements, and prospective students. This individual is responsible for industry knowledge related to degrees offered at the campus and regularly conducts local market research to target the secondary education market, including college counselors, professional pathways classes and programs, teachers, and student organizations. In addition, the High School Outreach Representative is responsible for managing a calendar of recruitment activities, such as presentations and fairs, meeting monthly and annual plans for outreach activities, and the admissions funnel resulting in meeting set goals for new students.

The High School Outreach Representative must conduct activities in accordance with state, federal, accreditation, regulatory, and South University policies, consistent with the highest ethical standards. The High School Outreach Representative can expect regular travel within the designated region. As with most externally focused positions, the individual should expect that a large percentage of time be spent in the community and not on the campus. This individual must be flexible with extended hours and days of work, when necessary, to meet the needs of partners and the campus. The incumbent must ensure that the South University philosophy: Quality services to students; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and an environment that is conducive to innovation, positive thinking, and expansion is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.


  • Collaborate often with the campus Senior Director of Admissions, and Academic leadership, to create, implement, and monitor a multi-year high school recruitment plan aligned with the South University Strategic Initiative for “Strategic Alignment and Growth” through community outreach resulting in meeting new student enrollment goals
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships in the secondary education setting, including but not limited to; high school principals, counselors, teachers, co-curricular student organizations, home school organizations, board of education members, athletics, parent organizations, and others with a role in influencing student perceptions of South University
  • Responsible for recruiting qualified applicants for admission to the school in accordance with state and federal accreditation and company policies and regulations, consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Partner with admissions representatives, academic program directors, and faculty to participate in ongoing inquiry and application-producing activities, such as local and regional information meetings, college fairs, classroom presentations, career days, and the development of articulation agreements, targeted grants, and dual enrollment.
  • Schedule and conduct visits with appropriate high schools and community partners.
  • Analyzes ROI from events and reports results to Senior Directors of Admissions, Campus Leaders, AVC Admissions, and Sr. Director of University Partnerships; perpetually seeks to eliminate historically weak activities and identify new opportunities for enrollment growth.
  • Partner with staff and faculty within the assigned campus to leverage existing relationships and expertise and facilitate outreach among these individuals.
  • Improve awareness and reputation of South University, including the history, academic programs and market differentiators.
  • Plans, organizes, and executes on-campus events to generate interest in South University programs and drives campus visits, inquiries, and agreements.
  • Works closely with the Admissions and Academic teams to constantly improve the quality of prospective students and enrollment conversion.
  • Identifies marketing materials for outreach and presentation purposes in collaboration with Local Marketing.
  • Utilizes technology, public speaking skills, and all presentation materials to deliver effective multimedia presentations. Keeps abreast of current industry and approved South University school information to use for presentation purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two years experience in Higher Education or K-12 setting working with high school students preferred.
  • One year’s experience in admissions, sales, training, partnership development, or advising.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently, problem solve, and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Develop and facilitate clear and effective presentations.
  • Lift and transport at least 20 lbs of presentation materials.
  • Build and cultivate superior relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team and with external constituents.
  • Work independently; prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively while producing quality work and meeting deadlines.
  • Persevere when faced with obstacles.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Work effectively with students and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe, and assess.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures, and perspectives can.

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