Coordinator for Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
The Coordinator for Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, reporting to the Assistant Director in the Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE), A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, is responsible for managing student recruitment and admissions from inquiry through first time enrollment for OAEE. Currently, the Coordinator manages over 1800 inquiries including more than 1000 applications per year. This position also serves as a pre-admission counselor to prospective students comprised of industry professionals, international applicants, and current UMD undergraduates. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of admissions efforts to increase targeted student recruitment and enrollment.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience, including a minimum of one year assisting in the admissions process.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a valid driver’s license, which must be verified prior to any official offer of employment. Must possess a solid understanding of recruitment strategies, admissions processes and program details. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and the ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals. Must have strong analytical, research, and technical skills to evaluate data in planning and decision-making.
Prior experience with student information systems and/or other tools such as Hobsons ApplyYourself and AppReview. Working knowledge and hands on experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and understanding of a prospect management system.