Utah State University

Admissions Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/4/2022 5:00 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5200
# of Openings
3
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan | US-UT-Taylorsville
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Academic & Instructional Services
Department
Admissions
Advertised Salary
Minimum $37,000/year, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

Overview

The Utah State University Admissions Office seeks energetic student-oriented individuals to join our Recruitment Team. Admissions Specialists (Recruiter II) are primarily responsible for recruitment efforts within an assigned territory. This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as the candidate will work with prospective students, parents, counselors, USU departments, and other constituents. 

 

Recruitment at USU is a team effort. The successful candidate will be instrumental in recruiting targeted student populations, exploring/identifying potential growth markets, and building relationships among all USU campuses and colleges. The candidate must be a self-starter, work well both independently and in a team.

 

This position allows for flexibility in the work schedule and can accommodate slight variations to traditional business hours. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.  While the preferred work location for this position is Logan, there may be an option to work at the USU Salt Lake Center or remotely within the state of Utah.

Responsibilities

Territory Management

  • Build relationships with students, parents, high school counselors and administrators, USU community members, alumni, and other constituents.
  • Provide prospective students with information about Utah State University, assist them through the admissions and scholarship application process, and facilitate their enrollment.
  • Create a vision, identify potential growth areas, set goals, and track progress for assigned territory. Accountable for lead generation and conversion into enrollment.
  • Work with high school counselors and administrators to facilitate students' college planning, admission, and enrollment.
  • Collaborate with USU community members (departments, faculty, staff, alumni) to develop programs and initiatives for student recruitment.

Recruitment Event Involvement

  • Initiate, plan, and facilitate territory recruitment events (e.g., High School Visits, Utah Higher Education Days (UHED), Utah College Application Week (UCAW)).
  • Participate in in-state recruitment events (e.g., Open Houses, True Blue Days, Counselor Conferences, Utah State University Leadership Conference (USULC)).
  • Travel to out-of-state recruitment events, approximately two to three two-day trips each fall (e.g., Open Houses, Receptions).

Student Ambassador Advising

  • Participate in the ambassador program application review and selection process.
  • Lead, support, and advise student ambassadors in their responsibilities.
  • Plan, facilitate, and attend ambassador events (e.g., Ambassador Academy, Ambassador Retreat, Cabinet Retreat, Rookie Retreat).

Recruitment Team Membership

  • Engage with the Recruitment Team, Admissions Office, and others to advance the organizational and university mission and vision.
  • Identify and implement existing and new recruitment programs and initiatives.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings and trainings (e.g., team meetings, recruitment training).
  • Identify and participate in professional development opportunities (e.g., trainings, conferences).
  • Support team members in their roles and responsibilities.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of related experience; OR an associate degree plus two years of related experience; OR a bachelor's degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of directly related experience in university admissions or recruitment.
  • Strong customer service orientation, experience, and knowledge with the ability to apply those skills in creating positive relationships with others.
  • Ability to work with various audiences, including prospective students (traditional & post-traditional), parents, counselors, alumni, university community members, and other constituents.
  • Effective presentation and speaking skills, especially with presenting a positive message to groups and one-on-one.
  • Familiarity with Customer Relations Management Software (Recruit, Salesforce), Banner, and other university software systems.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $37,000/year, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

ADA

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

Admissions Office Mission Statement:


Our mission is to recruit, admit, and enroll students who are the best fit for Utah State University; to maintain the livelihood of the university through programs and services; and achieve annual enrollment goals by keeping the individual student as our focus. We delight in serving as the front door to Utah State University and setting the tone for the unique experience awaiting our future and returning students.

 

Our Goals:

  • Provide superior service and knowledgeable staff.
  • Help our customers feel welcome and direct their paths in every way.
  • Facilitate prospective students' transition through timely and accurate information, personal advising, and Aggie pride.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with students, parents, counselors, campus personnel, and the community.
  • Secure the integrity of the University by providing equal opportunity and access for students, preserving fair requirements, and making just decisions.
  • Encourage campus involvement in recruitment activities and coordinate the overall enrollment strategies for new students.
  • Educate our audiences regarding the University's mission and the benefits of an Aggie experience.
  • Support and strengthen all efforts to promote and market Utah State University.
  • Adhere to and carry the goals of University leadership.
  • Keep the best interests, learning, and development of our students central to all we do.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 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.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, 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

 

*updated 04/18/2022

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