Job Positions

Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment

Categories: Northwest Region 8

Department:

College of Agricultural Sciences

Institution:

Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Mar 30 2021 10:22AM

Close Date:

Apr 19 2021
 

Position Description

Position Details
Department
College of Ag Admin (AGA)
Position Title Coordinator-Stud Outrch & Retn
Job Title Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100 Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary Recommended Full-Time
Salary Range Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience Position Summary
The College of Agriculture is seeking a Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. The Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment in the College of Agricultural Sciences works to proactively recruit and retain new applicants for academic programs in the College. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to increase enrollment and improve yield rates, and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The College of Agricultural Sciences is one of 11 academic colleges at Oregon State University. The college includes 13 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate majors across 17 academic departments. This position will primarily focus on recruitment and retention efforts for undergraduate programs, both on-campus and Ecampus.


Duties

Position Duties 40% – Recruitment and Retention Activities:
• Works to increase the number and diversity of students enrolled in the college.
• Identifies, creates, and implements strategic practices to increase enrollment and improve yield rates (admitted students who continue to matriculation).
• Builds and maintains relationships with high schools, community colleges, and other external entities with the objective of establishing and strengthening pipelines and pathways for new applicants.
• Collaborates with appropriate internal OSU teams as necessary to support recruitment activities (admissions and enrollment management, department recruitment committees, marketing and communications, precollege programs, Ecampus, 4-H, FFA, INTO, Graduate School, etc.).
• Organizes, attends, and hosts events locally, nationally, and globally as needed to support recruitment and matriculation goals. • Acts as a main point of contact from the college for recruitment matters.
• Travels to recruitment events.

30% – Planning, Coordination, and Assessment of Recruitment Plans:
• Prepares, and modifies when necessary, annual recruitment plans, which set the direction for and identify specific recruitment activities to be implemented during the year.
• Assesses current student recruitment practices nationally, incorporating the latest research, techniques, innovation, and technologies into the college’s annual student recruitment plan.
• Regularly evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of student recruitment processes and initiatives in the college.
• Collects and analyzes various data to help determine future practices, strategies, and initiatives.
• Coordinates tracking and administrative reports for college leadership to demonstrate progress towards metrics and college goals.

25% – Communication and Promotion:
• Establishes and maintains effective communication with prospective students, applicants, and admits prior to matriculation.
• Consults and collaborates with current students, faculty, department heads, college leadership, college student ambassadors and other relevant stakeholders on promotional strategies for specific majors and programs.
• Collaborates with the college marketing and communication team to create and distribute recruitment materials and execute targeted recruitment communication strategies, ensuring alignment and brand integrity.

5% – Service:
• Serves on college, university, and external committees as deemed appropriate.
 

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 19, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) Diversity Statement You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
• Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience. For additional information please contact:
Lori Hodgert
Lori.Hodgert@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2211 This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Institution Information

Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon Campus, invites applications for full-time (1.00 FTE) position. The Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment works to proactively recruit and retain new applicants for academic programs in the College. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to increase enrollment and improve yield rates, and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Additional Information

See Position Description

Contact Information

Lori Hodgert - Lori.Hodgert@oregonstate.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Minimum of three years professional experience working with students in secondary or post-secondary education settings. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills. Experience implementing innovative or creative programs, solutions, or ideas. Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel) and other relevant tools. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education leadership, marketing, business, communication, or other field from which relevant knowledge can be gained. Experience in higher education student recruitment and/or admissions. Knowledge of standards, guidelines, and practices in university admissions; including familiarity with financial aid programs and deadlines. Ability to analyze data to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities. Understanding of the needs of diverse groups of prospective students (teens, adult learners, transfer students, underserved populations, etc.). Demonstrated experience in project and team management. Experience with customer relationship management tools (e.g., Slate).