Regional UM Morris Admissions Recruiter for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area

  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • Remote
  • Jan 14, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

The University of Minnesota Morris, Admissions Office seeks a Regional Admissions Recruiter for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This position is 100% time, 12 months and reports to the UMN Morris, Director of Admissions.

The Regional Recruiter will be based out of the Morris campus but will reside in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The individual selected will be provided with all supplies and technology to work remotely, including a University vehicle for job-related travel as needed. The Regional Recruiter will attend necessary training on the Morris campus and will be expected to be on campus at least once a month in addition to designated campus visit days. Regular team meetings can be attended virtually.

As a professional member of the University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) Office of Admissions, the Regional Admissions Recruiter will assist with the recruitment of undergraduate students from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. A key member of the admissions team, the Regional Recruiter must be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have the ability to articulate the values and objectives of a liberal arts institution to attract, recruit, and admit prepared students to the University of Minnesota Morris. The individual selected will represent UMN Morris to the public, providing high quality service to prospective students and their families. This person will also collaborate with members of the campus to support students and advance efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. The primary objective of the Office of Admissions is to meet UMN Morris enrollment goals and to recruit and enroll a highly qualified and diverse student body. This is accomplished by cultivating relationships with students from all backgrounds, providing tailored service to prospective students and their families throughout the recruitment and admissions process, and working with diverse communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that represents the growing diversity in the UMN Morris student population. As part of a new collaboration, this position includes managing a recruitment territory that includes recruitment for both UMN Morris and UMN Crookston. The Admissions Recruiter reports to the UMN Morris Director of Admissions Duties and Responsibilities Recruitment: 85%Recruit students to the University of Minnesota Morris, including but not limited to the following activities:

  • High school visits: The representative will travel to high schools to cultivate relationships with high school counselors and interested students. The Representative develops the travel schedule and is responsible for making detailed arrangements.
  • College fair participation: The representative will take an active role in coordination and participation at college fairs.
  • Campus visits: The representative will share in the execution of campus visit days including group presentations and campus tours as well as individual visits.
  • Personal Correspondence: The representative will recruit students through personal contact via text, phone, e-mail, social media, print publications, personalized letters and other appropriate forms of communication.
  • Recruit students traditionally underserved in higher education by cultivating relationships with teachers and community members to develop trust. The representative will also be working with community organizations such as College Possible and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).
  • Accurate, Up-to-Date Record Keeping: UMN Morris values evidence-based decision making. The representative will utilize and maintain accurate data in software systems to allow for the construction of the weekly report to the Director of Admissions. The representative will keep detailed records of student contacts.

Office of Admissions Teamwork / Application Processing and Professional Development: 15%

  • Participate actively and collaboratively in regular team meetings to coordinate activities.
  • Review applications and make admissions decisions based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility. 
  • Model and promote respect and effective partnerships in advancing Morris's efforts to build an inclusive, respectful campus community.
  • Engage in professional development activities and organizations to serve recruitment endeavors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Days and Schedule

  • The Regional Recruiter must be able to travel. Overnight visits will be required (travel reimbursement is provided).
  • Applicants must be willing to work beyond an 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least two years of work experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the value of a liberal arts education.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills, and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects, and take initiative, working independently without supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to recruiting a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience in admissions, student recruitment, the transfer process, multicultural student support, college counseling, or in related areas of higher education.
  • Experience recruiting students traditionally underserved in higher education.
  • Fluent in English and one other language e.g., Spanish, Hmong, Somali.
  • Ability to work in an innovative, collaborative, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Intercultural communication skills and/or a global perspective (e.g., international or intercultural experiences).
  • Ability to relate well with high school students and parents with strong interpersonal communication competency.
  • Ability to use and learn a variety of computer programs including Excel, PeopleSoft, and other databases; Experience with Slate or a similar admission database.
  • Knowledge of Minneapolis/St. Paul high schools.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage.

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.

UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris’s status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

UMN Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. UMN Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.