Recruiting Specialist/Enrollment Communications

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Feb 14, 2024
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt.

Job Description


The Recruiting Specialist performs a variety of complex professional and administrative tasks related to introducing and recruiting high school students to Governors State University. This position will work with the Associate Director of Recruitment to oversee the creation and deployment of key communication workflows for the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students. The enrollment communication/recruiting specialist will leverage list purchases and the CRM to execute communication plans designed to increase targeted inquiries and applications while increasing the conversion and yield rate for undergraduate students. The enrollment communication/recruiting specialist will also be responsible for building relationships with both high school and community college staff; managing an assigned recruitment territory and provide superior customer service at all times.

Essential Responsibilities

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm. Evening and weekends are required for events.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
● Bachelor's Degree
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Demonstrated experience developing and delivering persuasive presentations to prospective students and community organizations
● Strong interpersonal skills including ability to maintain collaborative professional relationships with faculty and staff colleagues
● Ability to manage multiple projects and respond successfully as needed in a time sensitive environment
● Strong time management and organization skills
● Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for information sessions, overnight travel to universities, and orientation programs and other yield activities.

Preferred Qualifications
● 2 to 4 (2 - 4) years of experience in Admissions, marketing & communications or related field.
● Proven track record of successful student recruitment
● Experience developing community and business outreach programs
● Experience with CRM (Slate) or student information systems

Supplemental Information

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of learning/teaching philosophy, professional credits, links to three samples of creative work, and a list of professional references with contact information.

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