Location: Position #1-Winona, MN; Position #2-Twin Cities-Regional
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
1. Recruitment. Manage a recruitment territory. Plan and schedule visits to high schools, attend college nights, and college fairs. Recruit and counsel prospective students on admissions policies and procedures. Represent the university and academic programs at events. Answer questions and reach out to students through phone calls, emails, and text messaging.
2. Host Campus Visits. Give information session presentations to both small and large groups.Meet with prospective students as part of their campus visit. Answer questions from students and family members at different stages of the recruitment cycle.
3. Admissions Programming. Coordinate at least one of the following program areas for the admissions department: WSU Student Ambassadors, Organized Group Visits, and/or Admissions Events. This includes developing, planning, and managing programs in partnership with other Admissions staff as well as other stakeholders from across campus.
4. Perform Other Duties as Assigned. Including but not limited to remaining current in new trends and technologies used in the recruitment of students, assisting other university departments with recruitment related events, serving as a liaison with other campus departments, review of admission appeals, and participation in department policy and procedure development and implementation.
Independent Travel required.
Overnight Travel required.
Some evening and weekend event attendance is necessary.
Must be able to load, unload, carry and set up bulky recruitment materials to remote locations by themselves.
1 year of experience working in college admissions, student affairs, student services, or related experience OR 1 year of extensive involvement related to Admissions, Student Activities or Athletics as a student while pursuing a bachelor's degree.
A valid driver's license or the ability to travel independently without other WSU staff.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
Strong oral, written, interpersonal and electronic communication skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external university constituencies.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of undergraduate admissions and recruitment process at a four-year university.
Demonstrated ability in working with diverse populations.
Extensive knowledge of university programs and offerings.
Knowledge of CRM tools, as well as the ability to utilize technology.
A complete online application will include: 1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.