Functional Title:Coordinator of Regional Recruitment, Southwest
Category Status:33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category:Staff
University Authorized FTE:1
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Coordinator of Regional Recruitment serves in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions within the division of Enrollment management and represents the university to prospective students, their families, campus constituents, community based organizations, high school, and community college counselors in Texas. In addition, this individual develops and implements recruitment activities to meet enrollment goals and conducts a holistic review of freshman, transfer, and international applicants for admissions, scholarships, and special programs.
Residing in the Austin, Dallas, or Houston, TX metropolitan area, the Coordinator of Regional Recruitment is primarily responsible for:
- Planning recruitment activities including high school and community college visits, college fairs, workshops, and yield events.
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with high school counselors, community college counselors, and community based organizations.
- Counseling prospective students and their families on the admissions process and enrollment steps.
- Preparing statistical reports and analyses.
- Engaging and training local alumni volunteer recruiters.
- Partnering with the Alumni Association to execute successful recruitment and/or yield events.
- Working some evening and weekend hours for various recruiting and admissions events.
- Traveling to campus several times a year for training and retreat activities.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- This is a remote position. The candidate must live in the Austin, Dallas, or Houston, TX metropolitan area.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- 2 years in admission or admission-related unit.
- Understand the needs and concerns of the college search and selection process.
- Exceptional ability to work independently.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational and long-range planning skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Experience with recruitment in a higher education setting.
- Experience working with volunteers.
- Comfortable working in a high volume, deadline driven office.
- A valid state driver’s license is required.
Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently.
*This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.
Job RisksNot Applicable to This Position
Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and small carry parcels, packages and other items, to walk short distances, and drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date04/01/2022
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.