Utah State University

Recruiter II - Salt Lake City Campus

City Salt Lake City Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2022 5:43 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Taylorsville | US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Statewide Campuses
Statewide Campuses-Wasatch
Advertised Salary
Low $40,000's - low $50,000's; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Recruiter II, is a year-round, full-time position that serves as the lead for the USU Wasatch Region recruiting efforts. The successful candidate will be able to develop a strategic recruitment plan, assess and adjust current recruiting practices, use research analytics to produce creative action items, and fulfill enrollment management goals.


This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as the selected candidate will have extensive collaboration with prospective students, USU departments, and local businesses.


The candidate must be a self-starter, work independently, and have the capability to build relationships. This position will work occasional evenings and weekends to aid in the delivery of services that meet the needs of potential students and community partners.


Recruiting & Admissions Responsibilities (70%)



  • Design and coordinate the recruiting strategies with Associate Vice President and Director of Students for the USU Wasatch Region (Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, and Wasatch counties) with the aim of increasing enrollment over the next five years;
  •  Strategize the returning student recruitment and eventual graduation of students who have dropped out before completing a degree;


  • In coordination with Director of Students and Advisors, design data-driven enrollment, decision-making, and accountability measures; work with the AAA Office to pull necessary data to assess the effectiveness of recruiting and marketing strategies; submit reports on enrollment patterns each trimester to the Associate Vice President.
  • Recruitment Plan- Complete sections of the annual recruitment plan with historical numbers and goals
  • Enrollment Numbers- track weekly numbers of territory, create goals in conjunction with leadership, and add efforts if needed to meet goals. Accountable for lead generation and conversion into enrollment.

Customer Relations Management (CRM) & Communication Tools

  • Skillfully utilize software platforms (Recruit CRM, Banner, setting up events in CRM etc.) in daily work
  • Establish an effective process to track prospects
  • Statewide Website Contact Form – respond to inquiries, track progress of students.
  • 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, IB programs, AP tests, Residency, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable about resources and assisting the needs of all types of students- Freshmen, Transfers, Returning, Home School, Post-traditional, Undocumented, etc.
  • Help with admission campaigns directed by the main campus admissions office

Recruiting events

  • Initiate, plan, and participating in events that will generate leads. These include new ideas as well as best practices in the following events:
    • Open Houses, Degree Open Houses, Education Open Houses/College Fairs, Corporate Relationship Development, SLCC transfer events, etc.
    • Outreach- Participate, organize, and evaluate community and corporate outreach efforts that generate leads or are needed for community public relations.
  • Meetings and Trainings- Attend yearly/monthly training and coordination meetings.


  • In conjunction with the Business Assistant and the Associate Vice President, work within and track the campus's recruiting budget;
  • Provide Campus Tours when applicable
  • Serve on Statewide Campus system/university recruiting committees as appropriate;
  • Knowledge of R315 regulations and recruitment effort restrictions

Community Outreach/Collaboration (15%)

  • Create and expand positive liaison relationships within the Salt Lake & Orem communities, businesses and school district. Additionally, build positive relationships with various USU departments such as academic departments, Admissions, and Marketing.
  • Plan recruiting events in the communities supported by the Wasatch Region and surrounding regions, create appropriate outreach programs for recruiting non-traditional students; follow-up with potential students about attending college; work with individual potential students;
  • Represent the Wasatch Region in/at community events
  • Collaborate with Director of Students, the Director of Statewide & Online Recruitment, UMAC, and campus leadership in developing recruitment goals, strategies, and planning.
  • Coordination with campus staff, statewide campuses, departments, and program advisors to track students through the enrollment funnel.

Marketing (10%)

  • Strategize recruiting campaigns for the Wasatch region in collaboration with UMAC Marketing Manager to generate leads and nurture them along the funnel using various tools, including the CRM.
  • Collaborate with UMAC to execute virtual information sessions, events, and campaign-specific content (print, video, branded displays/booth setups, paid social media, podcasts, digital, CRM, website, etc.)

Administrative Functions (5%)

  • Work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 years professional experience in recruitment, sales, or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful experience in customer service
  • Highly developed organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and manage complex relationships
  • Strong desire to learn and grow
  • Improvement focused and solutions-minded
  • Takes initiative and seeks feedback to collaboratively implement change
  • Consistently demonstrates an inclusive, professional, and cooperative behavior with colleagues, students, and supervisors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large-scale programs
  • Familiarity with Customer Relations Management Software (Recruiter), Banner and other university software systems.
  • Experience with USU as a student or employee

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. Contacts for 3 professional references to be included at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile
  3. Please be prepared to answer the following two questions during the application:
    • 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. 

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

Advertised Salary

Low $40,000's - low $50,000's; Commensurate with 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

As Utah’s land-grant institution, our statewide campuses provide access to the same quality of degrees, faculty, research and Aggie spirit close to home. We serve around 1000 undergraduate and graduate students who are working towards earning a degree in one of the 40+ degree programs available in our region. We work closely with our colleagues across the state to deliver and support high caliber and engaged learning.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is only one of 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


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


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