Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
The Outreach and Recruitment Specialist supports Edmonds CC's mission, ‘Teaching | Learning | Community’, by representing the college in the community for the purposes of recruiting new students, adult learners, and networking with High Schools and community partners to attract a diverse student body and to help meet the college’s enrollment goals. The position assists in planning, developing, and? implementing student recruitment and outreach efforts in coordination with the Director of Entry Services. Key to the effort is the development and maintenance of a tracking and communication system with prospective students to facilitate enrollment. The incumbent should have strong analytical and customer service skills, excellent problem-solving ability, make sound judgments, and be self-motivated and goal-oriented. He/she must be highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. The incumbent must have the ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds, life experiences and abilities, including community members, students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate direct knowledge of the community college mission, offerings, and student base, and to innovate and advocate for organizational change.
Responsibilities will include:
Represent the college at high schools, fairs, recruitment, and community events to provide and present information about the benefits of EdCC programs, degrees and certificates.
Facilitate the admission/entry processes for new students.
Foster and maintain strong relationships with community partners including area industry leaders, local Chambers of Commerce, non-profit partner agencies and others.
Collaborate with the Latino Outreach Specialist to foster relationships with the Latino community for the recruitment of Latino students.
Plan, develop and implement campus recruitment-related promotional events, as directed by the Director of Entry Services.
Work with Pre-College division to facilitate students transitioning from Pre-College to College for ABE/ESL students.
Create and implement outreach programs for nontraditional students including Adult Learners.
Participate in College-wide Recruitment Work Group to develop, coordinate, and implement outreach and recruitment plans and activities consistent with college and program goals.
Collaborate with the Student Services team, Communications and Marketing team, and program faculty to develop outreach and recruitment strategies, tactics, and processes in support of, or in addition to, the college recruitment plan.
Collaborate with Workforce Development and Professional Technical programs to identify, plan, and implement a cyclical schedule of outreach and recruitment activities including meeting and working with specific industries, businesses, professional groups, local schools, and community-based organizations.
Collaborate with Communications and Marketing team to develop and print communications for groups of identified prospective students.
Develop and maintain a tracking system to follow up with prospective students to facilitate enrollment through identified communication plans.
Respond to prospective student inquiries that are received through the college’s web site.
Maintain thorough knowledge of college programs, processes, and services in order to effectively guide prospective students through the admission/entry process.
Evaluate recruitment strategies and tactics, and make recommendations for change.
Establish and maintain relationships with community groups, agencies, and business that offer opportunities for referrals/recruitment and/or works with other campus representatives to facilitate referrals/recruitment.
Host campus tours and visits as needed.
This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Entry Services.
This is an exempt position reporting directly to the Director of Entry Services.
For information on how to apply, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work environments vary and can include office settings, event staffing, and local daytime travel. Some evening and weekend hours are required. The ability to use a telephone, personal computer, and other electronic technology including expertise with word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and databases is required. This position will need to occasionally lift, transport, and set up/break down recruiting materials, tables, chairs, and tents. Reliable transportation is required.
Salary range is $49,400 - $51,200 and is based on the Edmonds CC administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
All new positions are contingent upon funding.
At this time, Edmonds Community College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:
Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.)
Names and contact information for three references.
Two current letters of recommendation. (If you have these letters, please attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview.)
For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.
Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.
EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
1 year of experience in outreach, recruiting, admissions, advising, marketing, sales, or public and/or community relations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to develop and deliver effective public presentations.
Working knowledge of social media, Microsoft Office software, and Google Docs.
Previous college outreach and recruitment experience, including academic or work experience in marketing.
Experience using a customer relationship management (CRM) system to communicate with prospective students, and track actions and results.
Proven ability to perform individually, and as part of a collaborative team.
Bilingual skills a plus, preferably in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian or Arabic.
Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
Additional Salary Information: See Compensation section of announcement for details on salary and benefits.