Job Details
Title:  Coordinator for Undergraduate Recruitment, Herbert College of Agriculture - 18000001BD
Posted On:  08/29/2018
Deadline:  10/28/2018
Institute:  University of Tennessee
Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee
Coordinator for Undergraduate Recruitment, Herbert College of Agriculture - 18000001BD
Pay Grade 41

The Herbert College of Agriculture seeks a dynamic individual interested in recruiting undergraduate students for the College. The successful applicant will work closely with the other Dean's staff focused on advising, careers, alumni, employers, student life and diversity, and recruiting personnel in other colleges and the University Admissions office.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship campus and enrolls over 27,000 students. Nestled near the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville has been identified as one of the Top 100 places to live and one of the best places for businesses and careers. The College has the benefit of also being part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) which is particularly devoted to the University's land grant mission through its AgResearch and UT Extension units, both of which provide historically strong links with businesses in and out of the state. The College has approximately 1500 undergraduate students enrolled in 10 majors across seven departments, plus nearly 300 graduate students enrolled across eight departments. The position will be housed in the Dean's office along with specialists in advising, recruiting, student life and diversity. This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with commensurate benefits.
Recruit undergraduate students into the College through direct and indirect contacts and communications ranging from social media to hard copy documents. Hire, supervise, and maintain an effective student Ambassador group. Attend, and coordinate student Ambassadors to assist with, college fairs, on-campus tours, and other major recruitment events. Work with other Deans staff to ensure smooth transitions of enrolled students into the College. Serve on the College Scholarship Committee and provide potential students informed counsel about the availability and competitiveness of scholarship opportunities and other financial assistance.
Develop and continually assess and refine an effective recruiting plan to achieve enrollment goals for various majors of students capable of retaining and graduating at desired rates. Work with on and off-campus partners to ensure students are welcomed into the college with the same "small college feel" enjoyed by current College students, including developing and maintaining strategic long-term relationships with internal (e.g., UT admissions, UT Extension including 4-H, and UT Institute of Agriculture Marketing and Communications) and external stakeholders (e.g., FFA, High School counselors and agriculture teachers), and key influencers (potential donors, successful alumni, parents, etc.). Develop on-going assessment measures to support development of long-term relationships, determine how these relationships are influencing student recruitment, and provide information for continuous program improvement. Chair and work with members of the College Recruiting Committee. Use these individuals as 'champions' able to carry your message outside of the College.
Maintain an innovative and effective communication strategy tailored to a digital native student population. Provide content and guidance for the College website related to recruiting. Work with faculty and other campus partners to develop and provide educational and engaging recruitment presentations, materials and activities for college-bound students from high schools and transfer students.
Assist with other College events as needed such as commencement, scholarship banquet, and Ag Day. Participate in professional development opportunities on and off campus and in professional organizations such as CIVSA, TACRAO, and NASPA. Represent the Dean's office on university committees. Perform special projects as assigned by the Dean and Associate Dean and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and minimum 1 year experience working within higher education student recruitment (could be concurrent), or bachelors degree and minimum two years experience in marketing, communications or public relations in higher education that translate to student recruitment skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree and 2 or more years experience in student recruitment, admissions, or related area preferred. Personal or professional experience and/or interest in agriculture, natural resources or related areas. Background in, and experience with, developing and implementing career services and employer relations. Experience with development and/or implementation of a strategic plan. Background in working with faculty, staff, and/or employers on diversity and inclusionary initiatives.
Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills; proven ability to network with diverse audiences; ability to conceive, develop, and conduct programs and events; ability to organize students and information; ability to collect and assess data and submit in clear and understandable reports using tables, charts, and narratives to help translate data into recommendations and actions; ability to work with faculty, staff, and students to maintain a welcoming and diverse environment; ability to follow policies and procedures; ability to integrate and effectively relay information to stakeholders, colleagues and administration; skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, and ability to learn and use various software, including databases, website management, and social media; knowledge of diversity and student life issues, national/regional trends, and effective recruiting methods; ability to work in and occasionally lead teams; knowledge of agriculture, natural resources and relevant career paths and employers.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, a resume, and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers for three references. Review of applications will begin September 24, 2018, and continue until a successful applicant is found.
Questions may be directed to John Stier, Associate Dean, Herbert College of Agriculture, or 865-974-7493.
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The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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