Admissions Recruiter - Enrollment Management Group
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Required Education: Bachelor’s
Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 10-725
The Admissions Recruiter serves as a representative of Duquesne University at both on- and off-campus recruitment events, helps to design, implement and execute undergraduate recruitment strategies and manages long-term admission goals in an assigned area as directed by the Admissions leadership team.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employee must be a naturally persuasive, creative problem solver who thrives in an upbeat environment with non-standard and varied working hours. A self-motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual with superior presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills and will have demonstrated ability to follow direction, problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals. This is a sales-like admissions and prospect management approach to a designated recruitment territory in an environment where recruiters are responsible for reaching enrollment and net revenue goals assigned to them. Daily responsibilities include communication with a large number of prospective students through heavy phone outreach. Personal e-mails, notes, individual appointments, and group presentations are also expected. This position will involve the planning of prospective student recruitment activities, extensive outreach and travel.
Recruits undergraduate students to achieve enrollment objectives:
Daily responsibilities include communication with a large number of prospective students through heavy phone outreach. Personal e-mails, notes, individual appointments, and group presentations are also expected.
Includes evening and weekend work, extensive phone use and telemarketing, travel, and directive counseling for individuals and groups.
Makes recommendations to improve recruitment tactics.
Through heavy use of outgoing contacts via phone, email, IM, etc., the recruiter cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective students. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, enrollment deposit, FAFSA, housing application, registration, etc.).
Determine the best next contact for each of the hot prospects in the territory. This involves regular use of the arsenal, which comprises both printed and web information collected for this purpose and members of the campus community - i.e., faculty, alumni, current students, coaches and parents of current students.
Makes financial aid packaging/depth sounding calls.
Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with parents and prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process; gives campus tours.
Cultivates relationships with alumni, guidance counselors and other constituents in the territory to assist with the recruitment process.
Must become knowledgeable about all aspects of Duquesne University including academic programs, campus events and activities, orientation, athletics, housing, financial aid, billing, college policy, and important dates.
Evaluates undergraduate applicants’ academic credentials/participates in the admission decision-making process for assigned territory, including awarding of appropriate scholarships;
After receipt of application materials, determines and informs students of acceptance and award of scholarships;
Reports to senior enrollment management leadership regarding the status of application review in assigned territory, school/program(s).
Represents the university at on- and off-campus admissions events and programs, requiring the coordination and execution of a personal travel schedule (travel may occur both in- and out-of-state on weekdays and weekends throughout the year);
This position will involve the planning of prospective student recruitment activities, extensive outreach and travel.
Manages travel budget on a University procurement card.
Performs other related duties as assigned in support of a dynamic, goal-oriented team.
Recruiting experience preferred
Higher Education experience preferred
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.