The purpose of this position is to lead prospecting and recruitment efforts for the College through promoting the college's academic programs and student success services in a goal-oriented, metrics driven environment. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting recruitment activities which may include high school visits, hosting on- and off-campus information sessions, leading tours of the college, public speaking, attending college and education fairs, visiting workforce centers, representing the college at job fairs and other community relations events, conducting phone/email/text outreach, conducting position-related research and hosting special events that lead to meeting enrollment goals for the College. This position frequently requires night and weekend shifts and travel within the region and state approximately 30-40% of the time. This position will be focused on student success and will guide students successfully through the enrollment process from point of inquiry to admission and, in coordination with advisors and other student services staff, to first semester enrollment. This position will serve as a liaison and resource for numerous internal and external college stakeholders.
Associate's Degree in a related field
One year of related work experience
Demonstrated experience in customer service, sales, recruitment, advertising, public relations, marketing or communications
Proven public speaking, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally in numerous formats in order to share information about the college as well as gather required information from prospective students
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to be professional, flexible, and tactful in dealing with time constraints and stressful situations.
Ability to implement and communicate process changes
Problem-solving skills and ability to use analytic reasoning to identify alternative solutions and approaches to problems
Ability to maintain the confidentially of private information according to law, rules, policies and procedures
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software
Knowledge of post-secondary education
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
Some travel is necessary (approximately 40%).
Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience with a Minnesota State college or university
Experience in college recruiting, admissions or marketing
Experience with customer relationship management databases
Experience with event planning and execution
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Ridgewater College is a community and technical college with campuses in the central Minnesota communities of Willmar and Hutchinson. The college serves more than 5,000 students through its nearly 100 academic programs and more than 68,000 training hours for individuals and businesses through customized training and continuing education. The college is a member of Minnesota State and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Ridgewater College offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation program (457), as well as a variety of other benefits. Each collective bargaining unit agreement determines which position will be eligible for benefits.
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Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates. As a partner in the region's business and industry, Ridgewater College strives to maintain a quality of education for tomorrow's workforce, and to keep pace with the needs of the community by offering Customized and Continuing Education courses. Ridgewater College is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment, and is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students.