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Senior Recruiting Coordinator
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Admin-Admissions and Enrollment
Salary $58,000.00 - $64,000.00 -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

  • A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should be included in the same document as your resume and should specifically address your interest in this position and highlight related skills and experience.

  • The Ford School is committed to providing a positive and inclusive work environment. This includes providing employees with flexible work opportunities. This position will generally be expected to work in the office 3-4 days/week after an introductory training period.


The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is looking for a creative and energetic Senior Recruiting Coordinator. You will lead a comprehensive recruitment strategy for our masters’ and undergraduate degree programs as well as oversee our Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) summer program. You will report to the Associate Director of Student and Academic Services. 

The Ford School is one of the nation's foremost policy schools, housed at one of the world's great public universities. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our communities' and our world's most pressing challenges. Our dedication to the public good is grounded in our core values and inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who will contribute to the diversity of our school. To learn more about the Ford School, read About Us.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Paid parental leave


  • Work with the Associate Director of Student and Academic Services to develop and implement strategic multi-year student recruitment and yield plans
  • Use short and long term recruiting strategies to recruit and admit exemplary classes of diverse students seeking a degree in Public Policy
  • Represent the Ford School both in-person and virtually to prospective students through a variety of recruiting activities, including organizing and running major recruiting events such as visitation days, calling night, and Spring Preview
  • Develop and manage individual, academic, and organizational relationships and strategic partnership programs, with the goal to further grow and/or develop domestic and international pipelines.
  • Use SalesForce to track prospective students through application and yield, and produce trend reports and analysis.
  • Monitor admissions and enrollment trends to further develop effective student recruitment and yield strategies
  • In collaboration with the Office of Communication and Outreach, develop marketing plans to increase visibility of our programs
  • Coordinate with our alumni relations office to leverage our alumni network in recruiting and admissions efforts
  • Advise and counsel prospective students and enable communication between prospective students and the Ford School community

Responsibilities related to PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) program, an intensive seven-week residential summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public policy and international affairs.

  • Coordinate all aspects of the PPIA program, including selecting and managing program staff, building and managing the budget, daily program administration, and providing support to program faculty with curriculum development.
  • Direct the outreach, marketing and recruitment of qualified undergraduates, and work with the Admissions Committee to select program participants
  • Advise and counsel program participants
  • Responsible for program data collection, assessment and evaluation, and annual reports

NOTE: This position requires local, regional and national travel, mostly during the fall semester.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related student affairs experience in admissions, recruiting, academic advising, and/or student records or experience in a public policy related position that would allow you to fulfill all of the essential duties of this position.
  • Prior experience in marketing or outreach activities, including social media marketing
  • Demonstrated work in database management, including experience using customer relationship management programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required in order to develop strong working relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and faculty.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in public policy, higher education, social science or a related field
  • Experience with Salesforce

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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