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Program Coordinator

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona (US)
Depends on experience
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Arizona State University

Program Coordinator

Journalism & Mass Comm

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University—one of the nation’s premier professional journalism and strategic communications programs—is seeking a recruitment coordinator. Working as part of a dedicated student recruitment team, the coordinator engages and recruits prospective undergraduate students (first-year and transfer), advancing enrollment goals and shaping the next generation of media leaders. 

The successful candidate easily understands and harnesses data to activate new recruitment approaches, and eagerly builds relationships with prospective students and the adults (high school teachers, administrators and families) who support them. They thrive in a fast-paced work environment, and coordinate and complete tasks both independently and collaboratively.

The recruitment coordinator will sometimes travel throughout Arizona to high schools and community colleges to relationship-build with prospective students and school officials. Additionally, they will travel about 3-4 times a year to conventions throughout the country representing and recruiting for the Cronkite School. 

The coordinator also supports all logistical needs for Camp Cronkite, a residential high school camp, and promotes it to students, teachers and parents. Ultimately, the coordinator helps drive Cronkite School enrollment by implementing, ideating and measuring recruitment strategies. 

As the Cronkite School grows its student community, we seek a passionate, energetic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit to drive expansion.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date


Essential Duties

Coordinates and implements strategies from the college’s recruitment plan to meet college and university enrollment goals. Develops and presents engaging and informative presentations and workshops that explain aspects of media and college programs to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests Plans, coordinates and leads group visits from schools to the Cronkite building, working in unison with Cronkite’s events, IT and staff/faculty to create successful experiences to recruit participants. Tracks and analyzes leads, interactions, visits and other touchpoints using SalesForce and ASU information systems. Answers questions in a timely manner about the Cronkite School’s programs, admission requirements and general college-going process.  Assists with frequent presentations in front of large audiences, and recruitment events as assigned via both in-person and live-hosted virtual programs. Efficiently executes campaigns by phone or other communication methods in order to successfully meet university enrollment goals. Maintains a flexible work schedule; occasionally working early mornings, during the evening or (rarely) on a weekend. Works as the point of contact with high schools and community colleges, traveling both statewide and to major media conferences nationally. Manages the operations for Camp Cronkite, including hiring student counselors, budgeting, recruiting, booking residential hall rooms, managing camp applications, creating a positive camper experience and maintaining communication with alumni

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in student recruitment or admissions for a higher education institution Demonstrated knowledge with educational and career opportunities in media, communications, journalism and/or PR Experience managing the operational and logistical needs of youth programs or camps Deonstrated knowledge of Phoenix-area schools, CTE programs and other youth activities Evidence of effective communication Ability to travel nationally and locally  Ability to drive and safely operate an ASU vehicle (evidence of a valid driver's license; an MVR check will be conducted) Bilingual: English/Spanish. 

Working Environment

Our office is located at 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix. Candidates must:

Drive and safely operate an ASU vehicle, have ability to get in and out of the vehicle frequently Possess a valid driver's license for this position Ability to travel by vehicle and airplane for recruitment purposes throughout the year Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts Communicate to perform essential functions Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop(keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Department Statement

The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the

School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million.

Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing

for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent identify as students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions.

The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has received international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.

The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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