The academic recruiter will seek out and engage with prospective graduate students for enrollment in online graduate degree and certification programs offered by the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Education (COEd). The ideal candidate is an engaging individual who loves to connect with prospective students and has a strong desire to become a champion for the online degree and certification options offered in the COEd. This entry-level or early-career position reports to the Director of Online Programs.
Market and promote the COEd online programs on and off-campus to businesses, community colleges, four-year universities, and other organizations in connection with the recruitment of students.
Execute an effective communication, recruitment, and marketing strategy to encourage prospective students to select a graduate program in the College of Education Develop, implement, and manage various recruitment strategies, including mailings, phone campaigns, email/electronic communications, college/high school visits, information sessions, and other special events. The design of these strategies will cooperate with the Assistant Director of Online Programs and the college's marketing and recruitment team.
Attend recruitment fairs, conferences, and other events (both in person and online) to establish relationships and collaborations with colleges/universities.
Build relationships with stakeholders within the professional academic fields, including local school districts and institutions of higher education.
Meet individually online, in person, or by phone with prospective students or meet in group settings via information sessions or other recruitment events to discuss degree options, program eligibility, tuition/cost/funding options, deadlines, and more.
Act as a community liaison between local public schools, higher education institutions, and UTA academic units to coordinate group tours, presentations, and disseminate admissions requirements to prospective students.
Create a student engagement strategy which includes event management, increasing awareness of our services, and creating a better student experience.
Develop and maintain professional networks and technical knowledge by participating in professional conferences and workshops.
Use CRM (customer relationship management) programs to monitor and track prospective students' interest and application funnel for the COEd.
Help ensure applicants have submitted all required fees, documents, and other application materials.
Keep students informed of their status within the admissions process by maintaining consistent communication throughout the admissions process.
Follow-up with newly admitted UTA students to determine progress toward meeting the conditions of admission to the COEd.
Collect, maintain, and distribute data on prospective students, including event attendance, requests for information, individual meetings, applicants, newly admitted students, and enrolled students for programs within the COEd.
Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of experience in recruitment, admissions, student affairs, or equivalent relevant experience.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.