The Recruiter works as a member of the Office of New Student Relations, reporting directly to the Associate Dean of College Relations. The recruiter is responsible for recruiting new students to South Plains College through personal visits, campus tours, letters, email and phone conversations. Development of a high level of knowledge regarding South Plains College’s academic and technical offerings and the College’s services is essential.
This position requires a professional appearance and demeanor as well as strong communication skills. High energy and a positive approach to working with students and colleagues is a must. The individual must be customer service oriented and must work well in a team context.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Works directly with the Associate Dean of College Relations in implementing the student recruitment/marketing activities of the college.
- Maintains effective contacts with area high school counselors, principals, and prospective students, serving as an information liaison between the College and these persons.
- Represents the college at all major career days and college nights scheduled by area high schools and other groups within the College’s service area.
- Promotes the college through public speaking events at area schools.
- Aids in the planning of special events directed towards recruiting.
- Assists prospective students through admissions counseling, including application for admission, financial aid, scholarships, and housing.
- Arranges and/or conducts campus tours for visiting students.
- Maintains an accurate record keeping system of all recruiting activities and efforts for use in evaluating on-going recruiting programs.
- Works cooperatively with other staff members and departments of the college who are involved in student recruitment.
- Maintains a comprehensive admissions data system for responding to student inquiries, distribution of recruiting literature, and tracking prospective students through the prospect and admissions process.
- Performs other duties that are deemed necessary by the Associate Dean of College Relations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum Associate degree (A.A.S., A.S., or A.A.). Prefer Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A) with major in public relations, communications, marketing or related field. College attendance at a public community college will be given preferential consideration.
Ability to communicate and effectively present information in small group and large group situations, as well as one-to-one situations with students, visitors, faculty and other employees of the organization. Possess excellent public speaking skills and ability to project a positive image for the college.
LANGUAGE, WRITING AND REPORTING SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple and complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and reports. Ability to write well, employing accepted principles of business communications, is preferred.
Experience in applying current computer technology and software applications to essential responsibilities, duties and tasks. Knowledge and experience with working with computers and software in a Windows environment.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, percentages and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to work with a wide variety of people and participate as a team member to accomplish multiple projects and goals. Ability to meet and greet the public in a positive and productive way.
Ability to organize tasks and activities essential to performing the specific duties and responsibilities of this job. Ability to organize and direct people to assist with recruitment events.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk and listen. The employee is required to stand; walk moderate distances; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.
Must be a licensed driver capable of operating a vehicle for the purposes of official college travel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be handled to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The operational activities of this work environment are deadline-driven.
This position requires frequent day and overnight travel away from the work place and outside regular business hours. Such travel is scheduled.