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Job Summary

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) is seeking a Transfer Recruiting Coordinator with experience recruiting and advising prospective transfer students to help implement a new partnership with Henry Ford College funded by the Mellon Foundation. Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan uses a variety of techniques involving advisors, faculty, students, as well as academic and co-curricular programs to create robust pathways for transfer students from Henry Ford College to LSA in humanities-based majors. The Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan is a grant-funded project focusing on the intersection of academic excellence, access, diversity, and reflects a commitment to help students leverage the full scope of their liberal arts education. This initiative aims to support transfer students—especially those from lower socioeconomic and underrepresented backgrounds—who aspire to obtain degrees in the humanities.

As a member of the LSA Student Recruitment team, the Transfer Recruiting Coordinator’s responsibilities include serving as the primary liaison for Transfer Bridges students, recruiting prospective students from other community colleges, and participating in LSA’s recruitment of high school students. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Transfer Initiatives and Partnerships. 

Responsibilities*

This position represents the College to external and internal audiences and collaborates with colleagues at Henry Ford College and other community colleges, select high schools, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, LSA Advancement, LSA departments, and colleagues from other U-M colleges/schools to perform the following responsibilities:

 

40% Student Recruitment

  • Respond to inquiries, advise, and meet with prospective transfer students
  • Build and strengthen the transfer pipeline with Henry Ford College, specifically in the humanities, and other community college advisors
  • Serve as a member of the Transfer Bridges to the Humanities committee
  • Explain and interpret LSA admissions and course transfer policies to prospective students and community college staff and faculty.
  • Represent LSA at community college recruitment events in Michigan and targeted states
  • Represent LSA at high school recruitment events including college fairs, school visits, and other programs in Michigan and targeted states
  • Coordinate recruitment activities with academic departments
  • Assist in preparing short- and long-term recruiting strategies to meet program goals and evaluate results
  • Implement strategies for successful matriculation of admitted students.

 

20% Community and Student Development

  • Provide advising regarding academic, program, and financial resources to prospective transfer students to improve recruitment and retention
  • Collaborate with Transfer Bridges students after matriculation to assist with recruitment efforts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with LSA departments and programs
  • Link prospective students to College and U-M opportunities and resources

 

15% Event Planning

  • Develop, plan, and implement on-campus visits and events for prospective and admitted transfer and high school students
  • Recruit LSA faculty, staff, and students to participate in events

 

10% Marketing and Communications

  • Articulate the value and benefits of a U-M liberal arts education
  • Coordinate communications with the Mellon Project Coordinator and other grant partners
  • Manage communications to admitted students designed to increase yield

 

10% Reporting

  • Run queries to track applicant status and yield
  • Monitor enrollment trends

 

5% Professional Development

  • Maintain active membership in relevant national and statewide organizations
  • Stay apprised of state/national issues and best practices in transfer admissions, recruitment, scholarships, and financial aid
  • Maintain working knowledge of LSA curricular offerings, academic policies, co-curricular programs, and student life.
 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least one year of experience in college recruitment/admissions or in a progressively responsible position in a similar field
  • Demonstrated effective public speaking experience and written communication skills
  • Ability to represent the College of LSA positively through a strong, student-centered ethic.
  • Experience promoting college access for diverse populations, including low-income, first-generation, and those traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
  • Capacity to use independent judgment, diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality with a positive service-oriented attitude.
  • Advanced administrative and organizational skills, including prioritization, responsiveness, and attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to handle projects in an environment characterized by change and seasonal cycles.
  • Experience with coordinating, developing, and executing a routine and medium volume travel schedule.
  • Ability to travel overnight and work evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google software.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts field.
  • Experience as a transfer student or working with transfer students.
  • Direct experience collaborating effectively with students, academic faculty, staff and community partners.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Innovative and creative problem solver.
  • Experience using M-Pathways (PeopleSoft).

Work Schedule

  • 40 hours weekly.
  • Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required. May require working during non-business hours and on weekends.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

The salary for the position is $45,000. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials.
  • The person in this position routinely communicates with students about financial aid, programs, events, activities, etc.
  • The person in this position routinely presents information at events.
  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information.
  • The person in this position routinely moves materials weighing up to 10 pounds to classrooms or other venues for events.
  • Domestic travel is required.
  • Will require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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