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ECE at the University of Michigan seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, goal oriented, passionate recruitment professional to significantly enhance and support recruiting and outreach efforts to promote and bring undergraduate and graduate students to ECE. This position will manage all of the internal and external recruitment of students for ECE by leading the development and implementation of strategic student talent acquisition tactics and programming. Critical to achieving excellent results is the ability of the recruiter to build strong relationships and alliances and deliver results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment. The recruiter must be able to establish and maintain a strong rapport with current and previous students, administration, faculty and other institutions to promote the mission and goals of the division.
Recruitment and Outreach and Diversity
Develop and assist with admissions events and projects, including making public presentations
Manage ECE’s existing outreach programs such as: the Electrify Summer Camp Program in Ann Arbor and Detroit, on-site campus visits such as Campus Days and Graduate Symposium; ECE Community Day, Majors Fairs, etc. as well as develop new programs.
Further develop opportunities for local high school students and high school teachers to be exposed to Electrical and Computer Engineering including initiating planned outreach and engagement in learning as well as managing competition for high school students
Foster, develop, and continue to strengthen collaborative partnerships with school districts, community organizations, and STEM based youth organizations
Develop specific targeted recruitment of graduate students from Michigan and Midwest universities
Manage the ECE Student Ambassadors Program
Manage the ECE Call Recruitment Center
Support the department’s diversity and inclusion efforts as it relates specifically to recruiting top diversity candidates for ECE academic programs and initiatives
Build long term relationships, establish faculty to faculty interactions, and long term programs, with faculty and students at MSIs and institutions whose students could apply to and attend ECE
Work to strengthen, build, and maintain strategic partnerships to provide opportunities for students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities to participate in programs designed to expose them to ECE
Serve as a resource for ECE faculty to link research efforts to K-12 opportunities to fulfill requirements for broadening participation of diverse populations within their engineering research projects
Maintain a working knowledge of emerging national trends and best practices in the areas of outreach, pre-college initiatives, STEM pedagogy and diversity as it relates to student success
Work with staff in ECE in industry and alumni relations and with communications to develop a united and cohesive brand for ECE to attract best students.
Funding Identification Opportunities
Establish and/or identify additional graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships, internships and co-op programs in coordination with the ECE industry liaison to recruit top students to ECE
Planning, Assessment and Maintenance
Serve as the ECE liaison to College of Engineering and Rackham offices to ensure coordinated recruiting and outreach efforts
Assist in the evaluation of the recruiting function, strategies, and procedures in order to find opportunities for improvement and growth
Manage various outreach data and generate reports on individuals and activities
Further develop, maintain, and manage online presence including social media for assigned areas of responsibility
Assist with the design and development of marketing and promotional materials
Assist with the collection and analysis of data, maintain program records, and monitor student progress
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in engineering or STEM field. 3+ years of experience in higher education recruitment or the equivalent; Marketing experience is highly preferred in addition to the higher education experience; Ability to present engineering concepts especially in ECE to students and parents, while exhibiting excitement about what ECE can offer; Demonstrated experience with M-Pathways software or comparable higher educational institution software systems (Oracle or PeopleSoft); Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills; Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment; Ability to work with a large and diverse population of faculty, staff and students; Demonstrated skill in fostering new relationships and marshaling professional networks; Strong interpersonal skills are required with the ability to build relationships of trust among individuals; Proven ability to effectively and efficiently develop and execute several key projects while simultaneously and continually setting priorities on emerging requirements and changing timelines; Ability to work and adapt in a fast paced changing environment; Proven ability to manage projects from creation to successful completion; Proven commitment to promoting equity and diversity and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse and inclusive population; Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends as well as travel throughout the year.
Master's degree in engineering, preferably Electrical and Computer Engineering or STEM field; experience working with undergraduate or graduate students; Professional experience with admissions and transition services in higher education preferred, including experience with recruitment through orientation; 3+ years of developing and successfully using marketing initiatives to achieve prescribed goals; Reasonable knowledge of university policies and procedures relating to student affairs is a plus; Evidence of progressively responsible and independent experience; Strong computer skills and knowledge various software applications such as Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Powerpoint, Prezi, as well as web based interfaces; Understanding of web-based information and uses; Understating of social media platforms for reaching varied audiences; Familiarity with M-Pathways systems, and knowledge of student records and admissions/recruitments systems desirable.
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The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.