Assistant Director of Online & Transfer Recruitment
University of Minnesota Crookston
Location: Crookston, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
he University of Minnesota offers an amazing benefits package that includes:
*Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy premiums (copays only; medical: $100 single or $200 family annual deductible)
*Excellent retirement plan with an employer match of 10%; vested immediately
*Disability and employer-paid life insurance
*Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
*Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
*Accrue vacation leave up to 22 days a year
*11 paid holidays per year with 1 floating holiday
*Student loan forgiveness opportunity
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is dedicated to equitable and inclusive education as well as to its access mission as a land-grant university. With an enrollment of 1,600 degree-seeking students spanning on-campus and online programs, UMN Crookston serves one of the highest proportions of first generation, low-income, rural, and adult learner populations within the University of Minnesota system. The racial diversity of the student body is significantly higher than that of the region, and UMN Crookston is strategically committed to expand this advantage by further diversifying its faculty, student affairs staff, and student body. As a part of its commitment to comprehensive equity and inclusion, UMN Crookston is a leading educational provider for college students from rural communities, and the university partners with several regional high schools to offer non-degree dual-enrollment courses for high school students. Approximately 1000 of UMN Crookston’s degree-seeking students complete courses online, and the Crookston campus is the leader in the University of Minnesota system with respect to offering online Baccalaureate degrees.
Located in the college town of Crookston, Minnesota, UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of more than a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. UMN Crookston delivers educational programs that build upon a broad academic foundation and combine theory, practice, and hands-on experimentation. ”Real; Hands-on; Ready;” is one of the marketing slogans of the campus. Since 2001, UMN Crookston has been a pioneer in delivering fully online, asynchronous degree programs and certificates. Among its largest academic programs are majors in accounting, finance, information technology management, health management, and marketing. UMN Crookston has received national recognition for the value of its education, affordability, and impact on social mobility. U.S. News recently named UMN Crookston as its top “Midwest Top Public Regional College.”
The Assistant Director of Online and Transfer Recruitment is responsible for strategic planning and execution of the University’s efforts to identify, recruit, evaluate and enroll transfer students. The Assistant Director will provide leadership in recruitment of transfer students from prospect generation through enrollment confirmation. The Assistant Director will cultivate relationships with key constituents, including prospective students, two-year programs, and employers. As the majority of UMN Crookston transfer students enter UMN Crookston’s online academic programs, activities targeting adult learners is key, along with developing relationships with employers funneling students to online programs. As part of a new collaboration, this position will include targeted recruitment for both UMN Crookston and UMN Morris.
This is a full-time, 12-month renewable contract reporting to the Interim Director for Enrollment Management. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications with an anticipated salary range is $55,000-$62,000 plus an excellent benefits package.
Develop and implement a comprehensive admissions plan that effectively builds a competitive advantage consistent with UMN Crookston’s mission, academic programs, and unique strengths;
Lead the design and execution of a transfer student recruitment plan;
Strategize, coordinate and execute a college recruitment management plan that applies an effective mix of in-person and virtual recruitment, over-the-phone and email communication, and other methods of relationship building;
Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including prospective students, two-year academic programs, and employers looking to educate their workforce;
Plan and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: managing an admissions territory, attending open houses, regional presentation, orientation programs, regional and national college fairs, and scholarship days;
Independently review applications and make admission recommendations based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility;
Model and promote respect and effective partnerships in advancing campus efforts to build and inclusive and respectful community;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Four years of experience in undergraduate admissions and recruiting or related experience.
Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations;
Demonstrated track record of success in achieving stated outcomes;
Exemplary customer service and relationship-building skills;
Demonstrated excellence in writing, oral communication and oral presentations;
Strong interpersonal skills, evidence of the ability to establish rapport easily with a wide variety of people and to project a positive image;
A demonstrated ability to work both independent and as a team member; and
Valid driver's license and willingness to travel (requires occasional overnight, evening and week-end work).
The final job offer is contingent upon a complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
Five years progressively responsible experience in undergraduate admissions and/or comparable experience and record of success in sales and marketing.
A place to call home. You’re more than a number here—we’re family. Find your niche on-campus or online. 115 years of Maroon and Gold tradition. 1800 students. 35 majors. 16 online majors. A proven leader in online delivery for more than 25 years. Golden Eagle proud, supportive and close-knit community. Laptop for on-campus students. Diverse student body from 20 countries and 40 states. Oh, and did we mention the world-class University of Minnesota degree? Yep, in a nutshell, we’re awesome. See for yourself.