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For best consideration, applicants should apply by June 5th, 2018. Job postings may be removed at any time after the minimum 7-day posting.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks a dynamic individual to recruit and enroll motivated undergraduate students.  This position, Regional Recruitment Coordinator, will primarily be responsible for recruiting students from regional metropolitan areas including Detroit and Chicago. This position will be located on the UM-Flint campus in the Undergraduate Admissions Office 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 and Wayne County. This person will build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders within secondary schools, prospective students, parents, and community members. The Regional Recruitment Coordinator will provide targeted recruitment strategies and planning with prospective first year students. This position focuses on recruiting students who are academically prepared and excited about becoming part of a community of diverse learners and scholars.  This person will act as a communication liaison between UM-Flint Admissions, faculty, staff, and other University departments.


The Recruitment Officer will meet with prospective transfer students, answer questions, and provide assistance with enrollment to the University.  This is a full-time, exempt position.  This person must have both the desire and passion to engage in significant interpersonal communications with prospective students over the phone, as well as in-person and through e-mail.  The preferred candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, be an effective team player, and excellent organizer to handle multiple tasks.


Responsible for supporting targeted marketing, communications, recruitment strategies and services for first year prospective students within assigned territory with consideration of overall admissions goals and in support of the University’s strategic enrollment planning services. Develop, implement, and administer Undergraduate Admissions recruitment plan for assigned territory.  Develop and monitor reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational effectiveness and efficiency.  Collect and analyze data to determine effectiveness of current admissions activities.  Utilize the data to maximize opportunities for enrollment growth. Monitor enrollment trends and adjust short and long-term recruitment strategies accordingly.


Coordinate with schools, colleges, and offices across the UM-Flint campus for participation in programs. Conduct informational meetings and presentations with students, faculty, and staff at various recruitment events.  Provide support for recruitment events for all populations, which can include, representing the University at various on and off campus recruitment events.   


Build and strengthen relationships with primary feeder schools to help increase yield. Develop new markets to broaden qualified applicants pool from the recruitment region.  Coordinate visitation and travel to high volume/yielding high schools.  Exercise significant discretion and independent judgement in developing and modifying travel schedules during the admissions year to meet the University’s admissions goals.  Support the University’s mission of building an academically excellent and diverse educational community.  Advise students on admissions preparation, educational opportunities, and academic requirements at UM-Flint. Meet with students and parents in small 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 email.  Maintain constant communications with prospective students via phone, email, face-to-face, and text messaging and see them through enrollment with the University. 


Provide liaison services to other UM-Flint offices including financial aid, housing, orientation, or specific schools and colleges.  Evaluate admissions applications and make appropriate decisions.  Provide excellent customer service to students, parents, and staff.


Assist with face-to-face and online orientations.  Provide input with transfer communications and marketing pieces.  Attend various on campus and off campus meetings. 


Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree for an accredited college or university.  Must have valid driver’s license to operate University owned vehicle.  Two or more years’ experience in higher education with experience in admissions, advising, and recruitment or 5 years successful sale experience.  Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines. Must have strong organization skills.  Strong oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to operate independently and make independent decisions.


Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office.  Strong analytical, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must attach a cover letter and resume.  Cover letters must be included as page one of your resume document.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s Degree in higher education or related field.  Experience working with underrepresented, diverse markets.

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.