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Rural Student Enrollment Advisor/Recruiter

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Rural Student Enrollment Advisor/Recruiter

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
This is a grant funded position. The Rural Student Enrollment Advisor/Recruiter is a representative of Athens State University with the primary duty to recruit and support prospective rural secondary and community college students through the enrollment process. The Recruiter will provide information about college opportunities for rural students, Athens State University, its programs and admissions criteria and assist with a planning for college that includes Athens State University. Recruiters will have flexible hours, to include nights and weekends with up to 75% travel. Must attend transfer programs, recruiting events and make recruiting visits as directed. The Advisor will also provide processing support for Admissions.

  • Promote Athens State University to prospective rural applicants
  • Represent Athens State University at community and technical colleges, high schools, college fairs, conventions, conferences and other venues
  • Disseminate Athens State University Program information to potential students
  • Assist students with the application process
  • Support Admission functions and processing
  • Track student contacts through the first enrollment process
  • Meet annual recruitment goals as established by the Director of Admissions
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need
  • Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff
  • Maintain “open door” to internal and external customers
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation
  • Proactively engage in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people
  • Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have the maturity and adaptability to be team oriented and yet able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing and able to travel by auto to perform university recruitment business
  • Must be eligible to meet and maintain auto insurance requirements of the University
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Recruiting and/or sales experience
  • Microsoft Applications experience

  • Transfer and graduate student recruiting experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software program

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: P50
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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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