This position provides student recruitment and admission support for the Certificate in Election Administration (CEA) program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The CEA Student Recruitment Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of a student recruitment program to enhance the yield of admitted students into the CEA program. This position will work directly with prospective students as well as student recruitment networks including student advisors, career counselors, transfer advisors and others to build enrollment and interest in the CEA program. Some travel to regional conferences may be required. This position will report to the Administrative Director of the CEA program.
This is a full-time, P&A, non-exempt position. Salary range is $52,000 - $56,000 depending on qualifications. This includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, 22 PTO days, one personal holiday in addition to the existing 11 University holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Recruitment and Engagement: 65%
Recruit and facilitate enrollment of prospective students interested in the CEA program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Establish and implement recruitment and relationship building efforts for the CEA program with student recruitment and career networks, including career counselors, student advisors, and others at the undergraduate and community college level.
Coordinate and deliver information sessions (both online and in person) to recruit students to apply and enroll in the CEA program.
Serve as one-stop contact for prospective students interested in the CEA program; provide advising and assistance throughout the admission process to students, student advisors, and career counselors.
Evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and counseling purposes.
Serve as a liaison between the CEA program, Humphrey School Admissions, the Office of Admissions, and other colleges on collegiate-based recruitment operations.
Development of Communications and Recruitment Materials: 20%
In collaboration with program leaders and collegiate stakeholders, develop communication plans for CEA student recruitment efforts.
Responsible, in consultation with program leaders, for the content for print and web-based applications to be used in recruitment and retention (e.g., program one-pager/brochure, CEA web page).
Create and maintain a database of CEA student success stories and regularly solicit contributions to the database from current students, alumni, faculty, advisers, and staff.
Communicate and collaborate with faculty, students, and staff to identify content for stories and announcements.
Monitor trends in recruitment communications, in the media, and in higher education to keep communications programs relevant.
Program Strategy, Planning, Implementation, and Success Monitoring: 15%
In consultation with the Administrative Director, design and create innovative programmatic activities to support recruitment and outreach strategies.
Develop, design, coordinate, and implement specialized online and in person recruitment activities/events for prospective students, admitted students and student recruitment networks.
Evaluate and report on ongoing assessments of the goals and effectiveness of CEA activities designed to enhance student recruitment and outreach.
Attend and participate in All Staff, Steering, and Unit meetings, ongoing training, and collegiate events as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
100%, 12-month Academic Professional, annually renewable based upon funding and performance. This position reports to the Associate Director, CSPG and works with the CSPG Program & Project Specialist.
Bachelor’s Degree with preference in a liberal arts field
2 - 3 years of relevant program development experience, to include student recruitment, student services administration or communications work in a higher education institution
Knowledge of student recruitment cycles and strategies and networks
Proven ability to collaborate as a member of a team and to take initiative and work independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to multitask and to organize and manage time and projects while simultaneously paying attention to detail and thinking broadly
Ability to represent the CEA program to internal and external constituencies in an effective and professional manner
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Prior experience implementing a liberal arts undergraduate student recruitment.
Demonstrated ability to engage the efforts of others without having direct supervisory authority.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice.
Experience writing and editing for a variety of audiences.
Experience in marketing communications, especially writing, editing, and communications planning.
Experience with website content management systems and social media tools.
Event planning or project management experience preferred.
Demonstrated interest in elections, public policy, public affairs or politics.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
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