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Sr. Student Recruitment Specialist (Transfer Coordinator); Office of Admissions, 77849

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Office of Admissions, Transfer Center

Job Description

The Office of Admissions is looking to hire a transfer/adult learner recruitment specialist in the Missouri/Eastern US territory. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the UMKC Center for Transfer Students and Adult Learners, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing admissions activities for an assigned recruitment territory to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to UMKC, process student applications, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its goals. This position manages daily responsibilities for a recruitment territory, including using data, trends, and best practices to guide recruitment efforts within that territory. This position has some autonomy for that territory management process; evaluates recruitment strategies for effectiveness within the territory; provides support to colleagues in developing new recruitment initiatives; obtains knowledge regarding the admissions decision-making process to support students and colleagues; communicates information or decisions (both positive and negative) with prospective students and their families; develops and provides recruitment reports to senior leadership; and serves as a liaison between the Office of Admissions and our many campus and community partners.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC’s programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions.
  • Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within the recruitment territory, including, but not limited to, college visits and fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations.
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, or in-person communications.
  • Communicate information about UMKC’s requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs.
  • Communicate with applicants regarding admissions requirement, application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and orientation. Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information at both on-campus and off-campus events.
  • Communicate financial aid and scholarship information, deadlines, and processes.
  • Travel in assigned territory, and strategically identify those schools with the greatest potential for enrollment and relationship growth.
  • Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university. Counsel applicants on eligibility for admission.
  • Maintain accurate reports related to school visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and enrolled data, and communication efforts.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal constituents, and interface with various campus officials concerning student admissions and recruitment.
  • Function with a high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.
  • Review application materials, process applications, and release decisions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Supervision is received from the Office of Admissions Assistant Director of the UMKC Center for Transfer Students and Adult Learners

Travel required.
Personal vehicle and driver’s license required for travel.
Evening and weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefits eligible


$16.92 - $19.00/hr

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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