The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program Advisor/Recruiter will work with the BBA Faculty Director, Department of Management, College of Business and University staff to develop and operationalize recruitment and retention strategies. In addition, the candidate will provide advising to BBA students from initial inquiry stage through graduation.
Provide program advising and career/major advising as well as information about university transfer admissions & program specific requirements; particularly with non-traditional, adult and prospective transfer students.
Collaborate with Registration and Academic Records, Academic Affairs, Student Financial Services and other college and campus staff to develop plans for implementation of University policies and business practices affecting students in the BBA program.
Act as subject matter expert (SME) for the curriculum, program structure and industry knowledge of degree value.
Inspire and motivate students to ensure online course attendance and to ensure program retention.
Identify, maintain, and grow relationships with the Minnesota State two-year college advisors, counselors, faculty and other staff to meet marketing, recruiting and advising needs.
Collaborate with the College of Business Marketing team and University Integrated Marketing to manage and coordinate promotional materials necessary for recruitment
Coordinate and/or assist with events related to university distance education such as open houses, orientation, and registration for online BBA students in collaboration with other University staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Minimum of one-year experience in student/client recruitment, outreach, marketing and customer service activities.
Minimum of one-year experience in student/client retention activities including advising and mentoring/coaching in higher education or professional settings.
Demonstrated proficiency with technologies and processes to support remote communication and collaboration in a fast-paced environment.
Project management experience that required research and analysis skills, strong attention to detail and performance outcomes.
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office 365) and the ability to query and manage data from web, database and other sources.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) technologies and processes.
Experience designing instruction, onboarding or training tools.
Experience in reviewing and evaluating student records, degree audits and transcripts.
Experience with learning management (e.g., D2L), and other technologies used in student learning and instruction in higher education
Familiarity with higher education trends, especially adult learners.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Bachelor of Business Administration
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is housed in the Management Department in the AACSB-accredited College of Business. The 100% online BBA program launched in 2019 and is growing quickly. The BBA faculty members have expertise in online instruction and represent fields including Management, Marketing, International Business and Finance. The BBA program is designed for adult learners who have completed an Associate of Science Business degree or who are seeking a 100% online undergraduate business degree.
The College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato is the clear business school choice for real-world learning. Leadership is forward-thinking, innovative and student-centered and has maintained the prestigious AACSB Accreditation https://cob.mnsu.edu/aacsb since 1997, putting it in the top 5% of business schools globally. There are 2,000 students enrolled in 5 Bachelor of Science programs, 2 graduate programs, 2 certificate programs and a new 100% online Bachelor of Business Administration program (MavBiz Online). Recently added programs in Business Analytics and Agribusiness and Food Innovation keep the College of Business cutting edge with its 25 majors, minors and certificates. The Certified Financial Planning Program was recently ranked #15 in the country by Wealth Management – read article: https://cob.mnsu.edu/cfp15
In 2017 the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was opened and has served over 12,000 visitors and helped launch over 50 student businesses. One of the college's signature experiences-United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience-allows students to combine a suite of required courses into a semester long entrepreneurial experience where they plan, launch and operate actual business. To learn more about the College of Business, visit https://cob.mnsu.edu/
The Department of Management is housed in the AACSB accredited College of Business and serves approximately 600 majors and 140 minors. Management is the largest major in the College of Business and is in the top four in student enrollments at the University. Diverse students from all over the world seek out the Management program. The Department currently consists of seventeen full-time faculty and offers emphases in Business Management and Human Resource Management along with minors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Human Resource Management, and AgriBusiness & Food Innovation. Additionally, a 100% online Bachelor of Business Administration program (MavBiz Online) is housed in Management. Visit our website for more information about the Management Department at https://cob.mnsu.edu/academics/Management/
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.