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Student Recruiting Presenter - First Impressions Specialist

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

Commitment to Mission
This position has an obligation to uphold the mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC). The characteristics of professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability are essential. This key executive should possess strong personal and professional acumen.

About PTC
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit, regionally accredited institution committed to a higher standard of educational excellence focused on academic and professional success. Located on a beautiful 180-acre campus in in Western Pennsylvania, PTC was founded in 1946. PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates within 10 Schools and 30 Programs. PTC offers a college experience that is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.

Purpose of Job
Acting as a First Impressions Specialist, the purpose of this job is to implement the outreach and recruitment function of the college by delivering presentations to high school students in order to generate interest in PTC and to consider enrollment in PTC’s associate, bachelor’s degree, or certificate programs.  This position implements PTC's recruiting strategies for a seamless and successful entry into the college.  This position reflects a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, and an understanding of culturally responsive practices.
  • Work a territory of assigned high schools in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia by personally scheduling and presenting career talks to seniors, juniors, and underclassmen. The goal at the end of each day of presentations will be to encourage subsequent field trips to PTC.
  • Develop recruiting materials and presentations demonstrating the PTC value and culture.
  • Recruit students to build capacity in PTC instructional programs that support college enrollment goals.
  • Expand territory by maximizing high school exposure and generating interest from community groups, social service organizations, career fairs, etc.
  • Implement a strategic plan for student recruitment, incorporating market research, environmental scans, best practices and the other college strategic plan for a full cycle recruiting process of prospective students.
  • Build and sustain strong relationships in the high schools and the community, including proactively engaging with community partners and implementing recruitment programs, to support guided entry into the college.
  • Participate in the recruiting team activities including high school and community event attendance, tours, prospect nurturing, and the Welcome Center.
  • Contribute to the overall success of Pittsburgh Technical College by performing additional duties as assigned.
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, required.
  • Master's Degree preferred
Experience Requirements
  • Three years of related work experience in the fields of public speaking, public relations, sales, or communications strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) recruiting systems or other contact management systems, preferred.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements
  • Knowledge of best practices and strategies for student recruitment and prospective student management.
  • Comfort and experience in speaking to a variety of audiences while following a pre-established script 
  • Understanding, or an ability to learn, Pittsburgh Technical College’s academic and certificate programs, including associated careers and job paths.
  • Application of information technology as it applies to recruitment management (CRM).
  • Ability to effectively use organizational and planning skills, including working on multiple projects.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills.
Additional Information:
  • Must have:
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Automobile insurance
  • Personal vehicle that can be used for work-related travel
  • Must pass Act 153 background checks, FBI Fingerprinting and motor vehicle background check prior to starting position.
  • Must provide three (3) professional references
Physical Demands:
Pittsburgh Technical College (hereinafter “PTC”) will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with known disabilities if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship and/or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the individual or others.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
PTC is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all positions. PTC believes that the gathering and celebration of unique experiences, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Our mission is to champion a community of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.
To learn more about DEI’s mission, vision, and values, Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

Accommodation Statement:
Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PTC does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students with qualifying disabilities. PTC will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. 

Work Schedule
Full time; 40 hours per week. May require additional work hours, including some evenings and weekends, depending on position needs.

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