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Recruitment Coordinator

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University Of Kansas Lawrence , KS 66044

Posted 3 months ago

Position Overview

Responsible for all student recruitment efforts of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, coordinating with the Office of Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the assistant dean for student services, journalism faculty and staff, high schools and journalism education associations. Serve as an ambassador for the School to various audiences. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Position Requirement: This position requires local and national travel to perform the listed duties representing the School at regional and national conferences, on recruiting tours with the KU Office of Admissions of the state and region, and on individual visits to high schools and college fairs.

Job Description

40%: In cooperation with the Office of Admissions, meet with prospective students and their families, in appointments scheduled by Admissions or directly with the School. Participate in on-campus recruitment efforts such as Junior Days, Jayhawk Days, Crimson and Blue Day, Leadership Symposiums, Scholars Day, and Destination KU.

Coordinate campus visits and/or events for high school student groups and classes. Coordinate and supervise a group of journalism student ambassadors who assist with School recruitment efforts. Schedule appointments for transfer students with academic advisors for additional information.

30%: Participate in off-campus recruitment efforts such as Jayhawk Nights, Preview KU, and recruiting tours of the state and region. Build partnerships within the University and with high schools and community colleges in Kansas and neighboring states.

Visit area high schools and recruit at college fairs for high school students. Work with School faculty and staff on high school outreach and visits, which may include workshops or presentations to students and counselors. Represent the School at regional and national conferences of journalism education associations.

30%: Develop a comprehensive recruitment and communication plan, utilizing creative strategies to identify, qualify, and target prospective freshmen and transfer students. Focus on improving and enhancing the diversity of the undergraduate student population.

Track inquiry, applicant, and admit pools and advise the deans accordingly. Monitor and analyze recruitment, yield, enrollment, and retention trends and use this data to adjust and enhance outreach strategies. Work with the School's communications coordinator to develop information and promotional materials and online efforts to support recruitment program.

Assist with developing and giving presentations at summer orientation sessions and work with the School's assistant dean to assist in academic advising and enrollment of incoming freshmen at summer orientation sessions. Assume other duties as assigned by the assistant or associate dean.

Required Qualifications

1.Bachelor's degree required at time of appointment.
2.One year experience in working with middle and/or high school students in either a professional or volunteer setting.
3.Effective written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials.
4.Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
5.Experience in public speaking/presentation, conference presentations, advanced communications/debate/forensics coursework.
6.Experience working with underrepresented groups. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a variety of situations.
7.Demonstrated creative-thinking and problem-solving abilities.
8.Demonstrated ability to effectively organize time and tasks.
9.Valid drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications

1.A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.
2.Ability to accept responsibility and demonstrate personal initiative measured by performance in a leadership role in a paid or unpaid position such as staff or board member of an organization serving a segment of the public.
3.Professional experience in the disciplines of journalism, including reporting, editing, advertising and public relations.
4.Student recruitment experience. Ability to relate to prospective students and their parents.
5.Familiarity with CRM technology.
6.Knowledge of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
7.Knowledge of the University of Kansas.

Contact Information to Applicants

Frances Lyons

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins on October 2, 2018. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Work Schedule


  • Friday, 8am

  • 5pm with some weekend and evening hours


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race

, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact or for alternate access options.

Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, , 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, , 711 TTY

  • Advertised Salary Range:* Commensurate with experience

  • Application Review Begins:* 02-Oct-2018

Work Location: University of Kansas

  • Lawrence
  • FTE:* 1.0

Reg/Temp: Regular

  • FLSA Status:* Administrative (Salaried)

  • Employee Class:* U-Unclassified Professional Staff

  • Anticipated Start Date:* 05-Nov-2018

Job Family: Advising,Career&StudentSrv-KUL;

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Recruitment Coordinator

Expired Job

University Of Kansas