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Minnesota Regional Recruiter

February 10, 2017 12:01 PM | Anonymous member

Minnesota Regional Recruiter

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Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Enrollment Services Adviser II - 8551
Pay Grade 33
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70052P
Working Title Minnesota Regional Recruiter
Advertised Employing Department Office of Admissions
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date 06/01/17 or sooner
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06/30/18
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Minnesota Regional Recruiter. The Regional Recruiter position will recruit prospective freshman and transfer students to the university, primarily from the state of Minnesota. This is done through a variety of methods including visiting high schools and community colleges, attending college fairs, conducting enrollment presentations, managing e-recruitment correspondence, and coordinating and assisting with on- and off-campus recruitment programs.

The Regional Recruiter must possess independent judgment, initiative, and the ability to coordinate a variety of activities; communicate daily with prospective students and families; manage events designed to develop relationships with high school and community college counselors; and coordinate student recruitment activities undertaken by members of the Minnesota Alumni Admissions Council. This position serves students from Minnesota and will be based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Incumbent must be willing to serve and travel within the region to visit local schools and colleges and have the ability to be on the Iowa State campus for numerous training and recruitment events throughout the year. Assist with New Student Programs, including, but not limited to, Orientation programs and Destination Iowa State activities.

This position requires additional travel within the continental United States (U.S.) for recruiting and meetings. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and microcomputer skills, especially in a personal computer (PC) environment with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This position also requires the ability to handle long periods of interpersonal communication (phone calling, face to face contact, etc.), lifting moderately heavy boxes (up to 50 pounds (lbs.)), setting up displays, and the ability to focus on prospective students and families within a variety of conditions like noisy college fairs. Must be able to review paper and electronic admissions materials; operate a keyboard, cell phone and Global Positioning System (GPS) device; and to communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituents, including, but not limited to alumni, high school students, families, high school and community college faculty and staff, college students, and support and professional staff. Incumbent must be willing to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks at the same time. A willingness to work early mornings, late evenings, weekend hours and extended hours as necessary throughout the year is required.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Related experience must be in a higher education setting such as admissions, student financial aid, orientation, or student services.

Preferred Education and Experience

Existing geographic and cultural familiarity with the targeted recruitment area.

Additional years of admissions or related experience.

Experience working with diverse student populations and learning environments.

Experience working in a university or college setting of similar size.

Master’s degree in educational leadership, psychology, counseling, or related field.

Experience or education which demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

Location (if other than Ames) Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area
Additional Information

This position is located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license.

This position is eligible for benefits such as medical, dental and retirement.

Position is a 12-Month Term, Full Time, with possibility of renewal.

Department Contact Name Kelly Friesleben
Department Contact Phone 515-294-7648
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Candidates selected for an on-campus interview will be required to deliver a 8-10 minute presentation.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/05/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your admissions recruitment experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Briefly describe your experiences that demonstrate independent judgment, initiative, and ability to coordinate a variety of activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Please describe your level of familiarity with high schools and community colleges in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding areas.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your experience working with diverse learners.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please describe your experience or education which demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

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