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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -Coordinator for Undergrad Recruitment and Career Services

August 13, 2019 1:04 PM | Anonymous member

The Student Academic Affairs Office seeks a Visiting Coordinator for Undergraduate Recruitment and Career Services.  This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, visiting Academic Professional position that may become permanent in the future.  This position reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs with primary responsibility of creating, initiating and maintaining a results-oriented college-wide recruitment program that identifies and recruits highly qualified and diverse group of students. This person will also provide comprehensive career services support to students preparing for and conducting their job search.  Education at Illinois has about 600 undergraduates currently enrolled in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, and Special Education teacher preparation licensure programs, as well as our Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies.  We prepare our students for lives of impact and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.  Illinois is the place where we embrace difference; we embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating and leading the recruitment strategies and activities of students into all Education undergraduate programs in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Marketing and Communications, Office of Advancement, undergraduate student advisors, and campus Office of Admissions.  Emphasis is on generating interest and communicating information to prospective freshman and campus transfer students, guidance counselors, community colleges, partner school districts, as well as other educational organizations to increase interest in the College’s programs and teaching as a profession.  The focus will be to develop a large highly qualified and diverse applicant pool, from which we can competitively enroll undergraduate students.  
  • Support College of Education students in career exploration and job search strategies and preparation.  Recruit and assist employers and prospective employers in recruiting our talented graduates. These activities will require collaborating with campus Career Center and College Alumni Relations staff, conducting job preparation workshops, marketing our programs and graduates to new and current employers, and coordinating outreach activities with employers. 

 

 

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the areas of student recruitment, admissions, and/or career services.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, as are robust interpersonal skills with a student-focused orientation.  Analytical and organizational skills are required to be successful in this position.
  • Candidates must also be willing to travel and occasionally coordinate activities during weekend and evening hours.

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, experience with University of Illinois undergraduate licensure and College of Education programs, and fluency in a second language.

 

Job details can also be found on the Illinois Jobs Board:

https://go.education.illinois.edu/recruiter




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