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Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter

University of Southern Mississippi
Lamar Park, MS
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter.
Position Details
Location Hattiesburg
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division Office of Admissions
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Salary Range 38,000.00 - 38,000.00
Pay Grade
Posting Close Date Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are encouraged to submit cover letters and resumes within the supplemental documents.
Job Summary
The admissions recruiter plays a critical role in the Office of Admissions, representing the institution to prospective students and to the external community at large. Admissions recruiters are responsible for planning and implementing recruitment initiatives for assigned territories to identify prospective students, build relationships with those students and their families, and advise them through the application and enrollment processes. As part of this work, admissions recruiters routinely attend recruitment fairs and other similar opportunities for outreach and participant in on-campus, off-campus, and virtual events to connect with prospects. Through layered outreach and prospect management, admissions recruiters contribute significantly to institutional efforts to raise the institutional profile and enhance enrollment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and maintain active list of schools, businesses, and organizations in assigned territory that serve as avenues for student communication and contact; remain in contact with key individuals at those sites, providing up-to-date information, answering questions, offering presentations, and gathering contact information for potential student recruits.
- Proactively reach out to prospective students throughout the application lifecycle to support their movement through interest, application, admission, and registration and attendance at Orientation. Maintain enthusiastic contact with prospective students and their families as they move through the funnel, directing them to appropriate campus resources as appropriate.
- Maintain, track, and report on data regarding student contact and response over time to contribute to larger enrollment management data analysis efforts.
- Respond effectively and thoroughly to internal and external inquiries about institutional resources and opportunities through email, phone, and face-to-face conversations.
- Work collaboratively with the academic colleges and schools, ensuring an open flow of communication between enrollment management areas and the academic partners.
- Contribute to area-wide efforts to promote and highlight institutional successes, scholarship opportunities, recruitment events, and other critical opportunities to raise the profile of the university and enhance recruitment.
- Extensive travel to assigned territory, including overnight travel.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a communications or related discipline, and one year of employment experience in higher education, marketing, recruitment, and/or sales. Driver's license required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrates a high level of organizational skill and the ability to manage multiple tasks to completion under tight time constraints.
- Knowledge of college degree programs and requirements
- Skilled use of Microsoft Excel.
- Ability to travel with overnight stay required.
- Leverages professional expertise and University knowledge to assess areas of opportunity, identify solutions and effectively execute an effective recruitment plan based on best practices.
- Ability to work successfully with diverse populations
- Ability to seek advice and input from others, recognize when to escalate issues or seek help, and adjust behavior based on feedback.
- Ability to build and manage productive relationships with peers, leaders, and customer groups. Skilled engagement of others to collaborate and provide value-added support that enhances department results and team effectiveness. Skilled in influencing outcomes and direction of customer's decisions through effective relationships, trust, andcredibility.
- Ability to deliver accurate, concise, and high quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner. Encourages an open exchange of ideas and differing perspectives. Skilled at adapting communication style to meet the needs of diverse audiences and situations and active listening to understand others. Able to provide quality feedback.
- Ability to use personal credit card for necessary travel expenses prior to reimbursement.
Preferred Qualifications
Prior work in college recruitment with demonstrated results. Prior experience with data management and analysis.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
Since our founding in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi has remained dedicated to preparing students for success. We deliver programs to more than 13,000 students in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. We are a community-engaged Carnegie R1 university, earning distinction as one of the nation's leading research institutions.
Southern Miss is known for pioneering work in polymer science, ocean science, spectator sports safety and security, and bringing language to children with communication disorders. We are also a national leader in a broad range of disciplines, including cybersecurity, hydrography, nutrition, aquaculture, kinesiology, and economic development, among others.
We produce graduates ready to enter fields that are leading the way in emerging technologies through programs such as computer engineering, information technology, and ocean engineering. We're developing the next generation of business leaders, while also responding to critical workforce shortages by producing skilled professionals in education and nursing. With a tradition of excellence in the arts, we are one of only 36 public institutions in the nation accredited in four major areas of the arts. Home to the Golden Eagles, our student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. With a culture marked by passion and persistence, Southern Miss is delivering graduates who are ready for life. For more information, visit
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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