The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of Regional Recruitment in the Austin/Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. The Enrollment Management division is comprised of 140 full-time staff who serve our students through five departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, One Stop Express Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the University Registrar and Strategic Enrollment Reporting and Analysis.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee seeks a dynamic admissions leader with the ability to contribute in impactful and meaningful ways to the University's strategic plan and enrollment goals. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a passion for serving students through our work in higher education.
This position develops and coordinates strategic recruitment initiatives, designed to attract competitive out-of-state students. This position will provide ongoing training, support and leadership in the strategic planning for out-of-state travel recruitment. This Position will oversee and coordinate the training and mentoring of out-of-state based freshman recruitment staff. In addition, the coordinator will help create effective recruitment strategies including messages and programs that will help to achieve the overall enrollment goals. This position will be located in and have a territory in the Austin/Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. The coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment, Undergraduate Admissions.
This position will work coordinate annual training of Admissions Counselors and Regional Recruiters. Evaluate new and existing markets for future recruitment plans, support and advise the Associate Director in strategic planning for recruiting the new freshman class each year. The Coordinator of Regional Recruitment also represents the university at on and off-campus recruitment events and reviews applicants for admissions to the university. This position will also work closely with the Knoxville office in training recruitment staff.
Guide staff in selecting proper recruitment markets to meet the needs of the office
Track each recruiter to be sure that they have met their recruitment goals
Communicate the office policies, changes and updating them on recent changes in recruitment
Ensure recruitment staff is following office policies, and correct them if not
Build relationships and maintain open communications with partners at high schools and community colleges
Plan travel strategies for recruitment of the new freshman class by working with each recruiter on their existing markets and finding new ones to recruit in
Admissions recommendations regarding review of freshman applicants
Communicate with parents, students and other callers regarding their queries
Work with the Associate Director on ACT and College Board score purchases for purchasing names for prospective students by reviewing exiting markets and new markets
Bachelor's degree is required in a related field
2+ years of admissions experience
Effective oral, writing, listening and interpersonal communication skills
Comprehensive understanding of admissions including extensive knowledge of policies and practices influencing the enrollment of students
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and strategy execution, including measurement of effectives and success
Ability to take initiative and demonstrate creativity in dealing with difficult circumstances
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and work respectfully with a diverse population
Capability to prioritize work assignments
Confidence to give oral presentations to small and large group audiences
Open to working with and exploring new technologies to enhance the recruiting efforts of the University of Tennessee
Knowledge of AdmissionPros or other admissions tracking software
Experience with recruitment of high ability students and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
Apply online at: All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.