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Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator

University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Tennessee, United States
$45,000.00 - $50,000.00
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music seeks a collaborative, highly organized, strategic thinker to serve in the position of Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator. The Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator provides collaborative leadership and support for the recruitment and admission of prospective undergraduate and graduate students, including underrepresented and international students. The person in this position has high-level oversight and support related to recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and marketing for the School of Music, working with faculty to cultivate and develop new and existing relationships with prospective students. Key to this charge will be focusing on student engagement, belonging, recruitment, retention, and strategic growth. The position reports directly to the Director of the School of Music.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team that formulates, develops, and implements recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with the SoM director, faculty, and other staff.
  • Assists in the creation of enrollment policies for prospective music majors.
  • Provide high-quality interaction with students and families while addressing their administrative and artistic requests and needs; Serve as administrative liaison and respond to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and others.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, data-driven, enrollment management plan.
  • Gather and analyze enrollment data to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Provide leadership for the school’s communication for admissions, scholarships, and awards.
  • Assist with the SoM’s marketing and communications strategies in collaboration with the SoM Marketing & Communications Officer.
  • Maintain applicant contact throughout the application and decision-making process in coordination with the program managers for undergraduate and graduation studies.
  • Work closely with faculty and staff to arrange on- and off-campus visits, auditions, and interviews
  • Actively participates in the planning and coordination of auditions days, conferences, college fairs, outreach programs and summer festivals.
  • Responsible for working collaboratively with several staff members and supervising student workers.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A degree in the creative arts, music, or arts education field preferred.
  • Three years of admissions experience preferred
  • One year of experience supervising one or more employees preferred

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and dynamic interpersonal skills.
  • Significant knowledge of computer technology, customer relationship management (CRM) and database applications used in the admissions and scholarship processes (e.g. email marketing and SMS communications
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work closely and effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to engage externally and internally at all times with professionalism, diplomacy sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Project management and event planning preferred.
  • Experience creating data-driven enrollment management plan preferred.


  • This position requires domestic travel and work outside the typical workday, including, at times, evenings and weekends.

Application Materials: 

  • Cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • CV/Resume of your professional work experience and education
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, email, and phone)

The School of Music: 

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music enjoys a proud 75-year history of producing successful and accomplished music professionals. Anchored in the culturally diverse and musically rich, cosmopolitan city of Memphis, the School’s inclusive program is purposely designed to inspire, train, and launch sustainable careers for musicians, scholars, and industry professionals of tomorrow. Instructing over 450 students in 26 degree areas, the School’s 70 full and part-time faculty are focused on student success in and outside the classroom. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music also distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee. The School’s immersive and forward-thinking curriculum along with broad community partnerships create unrivaled local and global opportunities for students and faculty. With the opening of the new Scheidt Family Music Center in 2022, the School will solidify its place as the most comprehensive school of music in the region. The 82,000 square foot Music Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a 900+ seat concert hall. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.  

The University: 

Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis welcomes more than 22,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of the University’s strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. As an internationally recognized, urban public research university, UofM provides the highest quality education in one of the world’s most musically active communities.

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