Utah State University

Recruiter - Uintah Basin

City Vernal
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/24/2021 11:01 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Vernal | US-UT-Roosevelt
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Statewide Campuses
Statewide Campuses-Uintah Basin
Advertised Salary
$45,000 - $50,000; Commensurate w/experience, plus excellent benefits


The Recruiter II serves as the lead for USU Uintah Basin’s recruiting efforts. The successful candidate will coordinate with the campus administration, student services team and the Statewide System to develop a strong vision and strategic plan that achieves enrollment goals for USU’s campuses in the Uintah Basin.


The Recruiter II position has the experience and knowledge to develop the strategic approach for all recruiting efforts in the Uintah Basin and the ability, as a senior leader, to coordinate with internal and external stakeholders professionally and effectively while assuming stewardship for recruitment and admissions relationships for Utah State University in the Uintah Basin. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to work independently over a large geographic area as well as collaboratively with others.


Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Recruiter II may report to a Campus Administrator or Program Director. This classification may train and direct hourly or student employees, graduate students and/or volunteers.


Typical Functions:
The Recruiter II leads a collaborative approach to the development of the regional recruitment efforts that support the enrollment goals of the campus administration. Typical functions include the development of the campus recruitment plan in alignment with the campus administration and accountability for recruitment goals and relationships with internal and external groups across a large geographic area.




Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in an educational setting, student services, or leading regional recruiting or sales activities over a large geographic area
  • Willingness to learn Utah State University admission and scholarship requirements and procedures
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work with a variety of audiences including prospective students (traditional and post-traditional), parents, advisors, and alumni
  • Event development and coordination
  • Ability to multitask and initiate new projects
  • Willingness to travel (50% of position), evening and weekend work
  • Knowledge and passion for benefits of higher education
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media networks, and willingness to learn new computer programs
  • Responsive to communication from prospective students and parents through a variety of methods (email, web forms, CRM, etc.)

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with student information systems (SIS) and/or sales software
  • Familiarity with communities in the area served by the Uintah Basin Campuses
  • Experience with multicultural populations
  • Master's degree or some graduate work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategy
    • Under the direction of the campus administration coordinate recruiting strategies with USU Uintah Basin to meet strategic goals including increasing campus diversity.
    • Identify and implement yield strategies to recruit, enroll, and retain vulnerable students
  • Recruitment
    • With approval from the campus administration initiate, plan, and execute events that generate applications for admission to USU. These include high school visits, high school events, degree open houses, college fairs, corporate relationship development, etc.
    • Provide campus tours and develop programming for high school and middle/junior high schools as requested
    • Identify networking and community outreach opportunities in addition to recruiting events to distribute delicious Aggie ice cream. Also responsible to order and stock ice cream
    • Coordinate recruiting activities with main campus recruiting and admissions office
    • Serve on statewide campus system/university recruiting committees as appropriate
    • Attend yearly/monthly training and coordination meetings
  • Customer Relations
    • Identify prospective students and track progress through recruitment funnel
    • Respond to inquiries received through USU’s web forms
    • Create automated admissions/recruitment communication based on understanding of campus's student demographic & needs
  • Admission Support
    • Understanding of Admissions information (ACT/SAT test scores, test optional admission & scholarships, AP tests, residency, financial aid, etc.)
    • Knowledgeable about resources and assisting the needs of all types of students- freshmen, transfers, returning, home school, post-traditional, undocumented, etc.
  • Accountability
    • Under the direction of the campus administration oversee enrollment accountability measures
    • Interpret data provided by the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation (AAA) to assess the effectiveness of recruiting and marketing strategies
    • Complete sections of the annual recruitment plan with historical numbers and goals
    • Track lead generation and conversion into enrollment in conjunction with goals approved by the leadership team

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Be prepared to answer the following questions during the application process:
    • Tell us about a difficult decision you have made in your job during the last year.
    • Please share an example of a situation where your team members disagreed with you.
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$45,000 - $50,000; Commensurate w/experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Operating campuses in the Uintah Basin for more than 50 years, Utah State University Uintah Basin gives students the personalized attention and small class sizes of a small-town college with the resources of a large university, all in the backdrop of the outdoor oasis that is the Uinta Mountains and Ashley National Forest. With degree options ranging from Associate to Doctorate degrees and more than 125 programs available, as well as access to the renowned Bingham Research Center, USU Uintah Basin offers programs that help fuel local economies and empower individuals and their communities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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