Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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The Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist is responsible for contributing to and executing the comprehensive recruitment plan primarily focused on graduate student populations. The Recruitment Specialist will plan and implement effective strategies, including print, digital and web-marketing, social media, and on-campus visitation programs; develop and manage a pool of prospective graduate and international students; develop and implement a comprehensive communication plan to follow up with prospective graduate and international students; develop partnerships with education constituents from feeder schools to assist with the recruitment of graduate and international students; and coordinate recruitment support activities with University of Arkansas faculty, staff, and alumni. Other related duties as assigned.
Summary of Job Duties:
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Prior recruitment and/or admissions experience
Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Digital marketing experience
Experience with SLATE or other similar customer relationship management software
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Skilled in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
Skilled in talking to others to convey information effectively
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and be able to confidently represent the university in a professional manner
Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
Proficient skills in using Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
Ability to be creative and energetic with a high level of initiative
Ability to work with diverse groups, multi-task, and have a true commitment to teamwork
Ability to demonstrate proven success in program development and implementation
Ability to work with and experience with social media tools
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.