Sr. Student Recruitment Specialist – First Time College for KS & CO

23.05.2023 hccgKC Careers

Company: UMKC

Job ID: 46666

Location: Kansas City

Position: Full Time Position

Hiring Department: Student Success, Office of Admissions


Up to $20.40/hr. commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Job Description:

The Office of Admissions is looking to hire a Senior Student Recruitment Specialist for the Kansas and Colorado territories. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Recruitment, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing admissions activities for their assigned recruitment territory to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to UMKC, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its goals. This position will be based in Kansas City on UMKC’s campus when not traveling.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
    Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC’s programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions.
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies, plans, and goals for an assigned recruitment territory based on university data, trends, best practices, and market research.
  • Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within the recruitment territory, including but not limited to in person and virtual high school visits, college fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations.
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, or in-person communications.
  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other school, agency, and community organizations.
  • Communicate information about UMKC’s requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs.
  • Communicate with applicants regarding application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and orientation.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information at both on-campus and off-campus events.
  • Communicate financial aid and scholarship information, deadlines, and processes.
  • Travel extensively in assigned territory, and strategically identify those schools with the greatest potential for enrollment and relationship growth.
  • Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university. Counsel applicants on eligibility for admission.
  • Maintain accurate reports related to school visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and enrolled data, and communication efforts.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal constituents, and interface with various campus officials concerning student admissions and recruitment.
  • Function with a high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel required.
  • Personal vehicle and driver’s license required for travel.
  • Evening and weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Application Instructions:

Application review begins immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Apply online at

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288. Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

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