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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks a dynamic individual to recruit and enroll motivated undergraduate students. This position, Regional Recruitment Coordinator, will be primarily responsible for recruiting students from regional metropolitan areas including Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Indianapolis. The position will be located on the UM-Flint campus in Undergraduate Admissions and will require extensive travel within the state and region.

Primary purpose of this position is to recruit and coordinate the admissions programs activities of various out of state regions for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of UM-Flint. As the out of state area regional recruiter, this person will build and strengthen relationships with secondary schools and community colleges.  This position focuses on recruiting and enrolling applicants who are academically prepared and excited about becoming part of a community of diverse learners and scholars. The selected person will also act as a communications liaison between UM-Flint Admissions, UM-Flint faculty, UM-Flint staff and other UM-Flint departments as required.


30%  Responsible for the planning, development, execution and evaluation of recruitment and outreach programs to support the University’s mission in the regional territory.  Prepare and track budgets for programs.  Direct the day to day operations of recruitment and future planning for program continuation and growth consistent with UM-Flint Admissions and University goals.  Coordinate with schools, colleges, and offices across the UM-Flint campus for participation in the programs.  Oversee enrollment management and monitor trends for the regional territory. 

50%  Build and strengthen relationships with primary feeder schools to help increase yield.  Develop new markets to broaden qualified applicant pool from the recruitment region.  Represent the UM-Flint at recruitment fairs and alumni functions.  Support the University’s mission of building an academically excellent and diverse educational community.  Coordinate visitation and travel to high volume/high yielding high schools and provide outreach to community colleges within designated territories.  Exercise significant discretion and independent judgment in developing and modifying travel schedules during the admissions year to meet the University’s admissions goals. Advise students on admissions preparation, educational opportunities and academic requirements at UM-Flint. Meet with students, parents, and school officials in large groups or individually.  Interpret University admissions policies and procedures.  Provide assistance and answer questions regarding admissions requirements, academic programs and student life either in person, via phone or via email.  Provide liaison services to other UM-Flint offices including financial aid, housing, orientation, or specific school and colleges. Develop and give presentations. Represent UM-Flint’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions at professional meetings and workshops in the region as well.  Collaborate with other regionally located UM staff. Work with the recruitment communications and marketing team to create publications and materials, and coordinate communications in support of program objectives.  Gather formal feedback from applicable constituencies and assist the management staff on making recruitment decisions. 

20%  Evaluate applications holistically for domestic and international freshman and transfer students using UM-Flint’s individualized, holistic and comprehensive application evaluation guidelines. Recommend appropriate admissions actions in a timely manner.  Work with the processing team to support the process and document flow.  Make consistent recommendations abiding by UM-Flint and specific school/college guidelines.  Conduct extensive communication with students, parents, and secondary school officials by explaining admissions decisions, including rejections.  Serve as the primary admissions and enrollment management liaison for the Chicago region. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred.  Must have a valid Drivers License in order to operate UM Vehicles.

Two or more years of experience in higher education in admissions and/or recruitment or five or more years demonstrated successful sales experience.  Experience in development and implementation of high attendance/high profile recruitment programs with the proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines. Must have strong organization skills. Experience in planning meetings and events, managing the budget and reporting as required.  Experience with coordinating, developing, and executing travel schedule. Knowledge of various recruiting principles and strategies.  Strong oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to operate independently and make independent decisions. Must have strong computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.  

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree in higher education or related field.  Demonstrated knowledge of secondary school and community college systems in assigned areas. Knowledge of various recruiting principles and strategies. 

Additional Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. The position will be posted for 21 days however, the University  reserves the right to remove it any time after the required minimum posting period of seven days has passed if the applicant pool is sufficient.   

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.