Office of Admissions
UMKC's Office of Admissions is seeking applications for a Senior
Student Recruitment Specialist. Reporting to the Assistant Director
of Recruitment, this position is responsible for planning,
coordinating, and implementing admissions territory activities in
order to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and
initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to
UMKC, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its
- The person will be based in Kansas City and work from UMKC’s
- Some evenings, weekends, and overnight travel required.
- Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC’s programs, policies,
awards, values, and distinctions.
- Develop and implement recruitment strategies, plans, and goals
for an assigned recruitment territory based on university data,
trends, best practices, and market research.
- Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within
the recruitment territory, including but not limited to, high
school visits, college 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.
- Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective
students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other
school, agency, and community organizations.
- Communicate information about UMKC’s requirements for
admission, including requirements for specific academic
- Communicate with applicants regarding application materials,
admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and orientation.
- Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills,
and present information both in person and on virtual campus
- Communicate financial aid and scholarship information,
deadlines, and processes.
- Travel extensively 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
- 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.
- Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Previous recruitment experience is desired
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, benefits eligible
$16.92 - 18.25 / hr
Open until filled, review of applications to begin
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
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)
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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
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.
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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
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
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