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College Recruiter (Temporary)
Position TitleCollege Recruiter (Temporary)
DepartmentStudent Services CAÑ (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time100%
FLSANon-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Yearother
If other, please specifyThrough June 30, 2025.
Min Salary$73,272 (annual)
Max Salary$93,600 (annual)
Position TypeClassified Positions
Who We Are
The College and the District
Who We Want
Duties and Responsibilities
- Exchanges information with management and other staff, outside educational institutions, community and business representatives, media representatives, and others regarding outreach, enrollment, retention, and related services; confers with College staff to strategically-plan informational campaigns, publicity materials, outreach activities, and recruitment objectives; makes presentations to small and large groups to provide information about College and District programs, courses, student support services, activities, short- and long-range plans; meets with faculty and management staff to present and discuss recruitment and retention issues; drives a motor vehicle to off-site locations to attend meetings, special events, workshops, and other activities to obtain current information; designs, coordinates and conducts campus tours for potential students
- Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates student recruitment programs, activities, and services in conjunction with other staff, students, other educational institutions, and business/community representatives
- Researches student enrollment and retention history and trends for use in developing correspondence, surveys, and other materials for outreach to potential and current students; organizes and conducts focus groups and other research group meetings of community and business representatives to survey, compile and assess local input on college climate, potential student concerns and goals, courses offered, services provided, labor market resources, and other recruitment and retention issues
- Uses a variety of computer software to set up and maintain demographic, statistical, and other data related to student enrollment, retention, and follow-up; researches, compiles data for, formats, and prepares special and regular reports and presentations
- Strategically plans and executes an outreach and recruitment campaign for East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Menlo Park with a focus on BIPOC communities
- Collaborates with enrollment services, instructional, and other college staff to develop recruitment and retention campaigns that target specific college courses, majors, and programs including PUENTE, Umoja, Dual Enrollment, ESL, Adult Ed, Promise Scholars Program and other special programs and populations to strategically-plan informational campaigns, publicity materials, outreach activities, and recruitment objectives; meets with high school and other educational institution representatives to compile data related to potential student interests, scholastic goals, demographics and other topics
- A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a closely related field
- Successful work experience of increasing responsibility
- Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
- Experience with research, data collection, formatting, and analysis
- Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking
- Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
- Experience with using a variety of computer software to set up and maintain files, prepare correspondence, reports, and other written materials
- Experience with directing the work of others
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive to off-site locations are required.
This position will include weeknight and weekend events and activities, as well as a satellite office located in the community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of College, District, and feeder school goals and objectives relative to student enrollment and retention
- Knowledge of community, current and potential student demographics, financial status, and other fundamental data used in planning recruitment and retention campaigns
- Skill in research methodologies, resources, data analysis, and documentation
- Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people at all levels within organizations who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
- Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
- Skill in written communication
- Skill in directing the work of others
- Skill in use of a variety of computer software for research, presentations and documentation
- Skill in program planning, implementation and evaluation Skill in working accurately under deadline pressure
- Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
First Review Date03/24/2023
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions Summary
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
Conditions of Employment
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
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