Serves as primary recruitment contact in a defined area of Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia for the recruitment of prospective students. Advises and counsels students from defined local area about YSU admission, policy, procedures, and programs of study. Utilizes experience in secondary education within that region to introduce YSU to new populations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Plans and implements recruitment strategies for an assigned geographic recruitment area. Establishes enrollment goals for the recruitment area in consultation with the Associate Director; provides periodic regular reports on activities and the progress towards established goals.
Cultivates effective working relationships with high school college counselors; attends college fairs and schedules high school visits within the geographic recruiting area.
Meets and communicates with prospective students to provide information regarding YSU admission policy and procedures and programs of study to the point of enrollment.
Meets with YSU faculty and academic department staff to develop a working knowledge regarding YSU programs of study.
Attends meetings with YSU admission and recruitment staff.
Attends on campus recruitment programs.
Other Functions and Responsibilities: Performs other related duties as assigned.
Equipment Operated: Computer and all other standard office equipment.
Work Schedule: 10-month appointment from August 16th to June 15th annually with flexible hours. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of: the secondary schools within a specific defined geographic region; University policies and procedures*; office practices and procedures; department/division goals and objectives*; department/division policies and procedures*; workplace safety practices and procedures*; English grammar and spelling; records management; office management; project management.
Skill in: Use of office equipment; typing, data entry; computer operation; use of computer software and other programs applicable to the assigned department/division*.
Ability to: relate effectively with diverse populations; collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; determine material and equipment needs; compile and prepare reports; use proper research methods to gather data; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; maintain records according to established procedures; effectively interact with personnel and public to answer routine questions; train or instruct others; move quickly and effectively from one tasks to another; work independently and in a team environment; develop and maintain effective working relationships.
(*) Developed after employment.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; at least two years of experience in secondary or post-secondary education
Preferred Qualifications: At least five years of experience in secondary or post-secondary education as a School Counselor or Principal; experience in a college or university Admissions Office; reside within the following defined geographic territory in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, or Westmoreland counties.
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