Job Positions

Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Construction Management


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

May 26 2022 2:24PM

Close Date:

Jun 12 2022

Position Description

The Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator within the Department of Construction Management (CM) in the College of Health and Human Sciences is a full-time, twelve-month, administrative professional position, including the standard university administrative professional benefits package. This position plays a critical role in promoting undergraduate student recruitment and success through a variety of activities including outreach and education about the construction industry, career paths, and CM major working closely with relevant department committees and entities both internal and external to the university. The Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator works to increase student recruitment and retention, and is a professional representative providing information to potential students, their families, counselors, and other groups interested in our programs. This position will identify and recruit quality students to both the undergraduate and graduate programs in alignment with department priorities, with an emphasis on recruiting students who are historically underrepresented in CM. The coordinator will serve as a point of contact for prospective undergraduate students and families, with a focus on creating access to higher education and providing excellent customer service. In addition, the Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator will propose, support, and implement summer outreach programs. The Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator will provide advising and support for transfer and prospective students for the undergraduate program. This position supports an innovative and holistic approach by providing students with the assistance, guidance, and resources necessary to be successful, and will assist students in making critical transitions, develop academic plans, and connect with campus resources. In all its activities, the Outreach & Student Recruitment Coordinator will support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. Our department is focused on recruiting well-qualified students who will be successful in pursuing careers in construction management. The successful applicant needs to have a strong work ethic, a willingness to serve in a wide variety of roles as needed, and be dedicated to the mission of the department. This position incudes occasional activities in the evenings or weekends. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Undergraduate Recruitment & Outreach (50%)
Coordinate outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of prospective freshmen and transfer students in alignment with department priorities and an emphasis on students from historically underrepresented populations.
• Represent department at various outreach and recruitment events, opportunities, and perform duties as assigned. This will involve some travel and working occasional nights and weekends.
• Develop and implement strategies to strengthen partnerships with high schools, particularly those that serve diverse populations.
• Market and coordinate university, college, and department events (such as Explore CSU, Ram Welcome, CM Open House, etc.) as well as external events, with prospective students and their families in order for them to make an informed decision regarding a major in construction management.
• Participate in and chair relevant department committees and seek input from all faculty and staff to plan and execute outreach events, and develop and oversee recruitment budget. Compile data and feedback to assess effectiveness and make recommendations for future event and visit initiatives.
• Liaise with various offices across the college and university to successfully coordinate outreach activities.
• Coordinate and manage print, web-based, and social media marketing and materials
• Lead program tours and advise prospective CM students on admission to the major.
• Develop and deliver presentations, interactive workshops, and activities to various audiences.
• Mentor and advocate for students from underrepresented, diverse populations and first generation students, including connecting students to appropriate on-campus resources.
• Propose and implement new diversity and inclusion initiatives in support of access, student success, and retention of underrepresented students.
• Plan and execute summer outreach programs for high school students as determined by department priorities

Prospective and Change of Major Student Advising (30%)
• Advise incoming and prospective students on academic requirements, scheduling classes, and administrative procedures related to academics.
• Assist with First Year and Transfer Student Orientations.
• Recognize challenges and opportunities experienced by different groups of students (e.g., non-traditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, etc.) and incorporate this perspective into developmental advising approaches.
• Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of and referral to campus resources and opportunities.
• Promote student involvement in departmental and leadership opportunities.
• Develop a working knowledge of all university (AUCC) curricular requirements and institutional policies.
• Maintain a welcoming environment, and deliver consistent and accurate information.

Graduate Recruitment (10%)
• Assist with developing and coordination of graduate recruiting events.
• Support department’s development and implementation of graduate admission goals and priorities.
• Support recruitment into the CM Accelerate Masters Program

Service to the Department (10%)
• Work on special projects as requested by supervisor and the Department Head.
• Serve on relevant Department, College and/or University committees.

Application Process

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/12/2022
For a complete application, please submit a cover letter and resume that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Institution Information

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Kristin Haller
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Required Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Psychology, Communications, Marketing, Human Development, or related field; or Bachelors or advanced degree in Construction Management
• Experience working with middle school, high school, and/or college students (experience gained while working as a college student may be considered)
• Demonstrated experience with public speaking, including developing and giving presentations to groups of various sizes, demographics and backgrounds
• Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues facing students from underrepresented groups, experiences with students from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to diversity.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in an ACE Field (Architecture, Construction, Engineering, or related field) or Student Affairs discipline
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Construction Management or Construction Engineering
• Demonstrated experience with developing and coordinating outreach and engagement programs in higher education or K-12 education
• One year of customer service/client relations or similar experience, e.g., interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring, advising, and/or career counseling
• One year of professional work experience in student affairs, advising, or student recruitment
• Experience working with and serving the needs of underrepresented communities
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish
• Exposure to or experience in the construction industry or related field