Outreach Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Engineering Administration

Position Overview

This position will participate broadly in the student recruitment functions of the office. Responsibilities will focus on the development, organization, and coordination of all on-campus engineering recruitment efforts, particularly including the development and evaluation of one-on-one on-campus student visits, as well as assisting as necessary with off-campus recruitment programs. Some travel, evening and weekend work required. Personal KU experience, engineering specific, and general university knowledge will be used in all areas of recruitment.

Job Description

30% - Meets with prospective students to discuss their academic interests and to share and feature relevant academic programs and facilities at the School with those students.

25% - In conjunction with the Assistant Dean, plans, develops, executes and analyzes all on campus recruitment programs and events for prospective engineering students and their families. These include, but are not limited to, individual and group presentations, Engineering Open House, Engineering Scholars Day, and other related School and University events throughout the school year, and oversees the selection, training, programming, and scheduling of approximately 35 Engineering Ambassador Students.

15% - Assist the Assistant Dean in developing and implementing a comprehensive recruitment strategy including reviewing and analyzing data to determine the effect of on-campus visits, events, and programs.  Current year data and enrollment management tools will be used, including Slate and Tableau, to identify, qualify, and target students who will assist the School of Engineering in meeting desired enrollment goals.  Enrollment goals include, but are not limited to, increasing the diversity in engineering programs and increasing the matriculation of high-ability students.

10% - Processes applications and communicates application decisions for the School of Engineering

10% - In collaboration with the off-campus recruitment coordinator, assists with college fairs, school visits, and engineering outreach programs and summer camps when needed.

10% - Consults with the Assistant Dean regarding recruitment strategies on topics including, but not limited to, the development of programs, recruitment strategies, publications and presentations.  Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Dean.

Position Requirements

  • Valid drivers license
  • The candidate selected for this position must have the ability to travel by automobile or plane to any city or region assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of relevant experience.
  • Minimum 3 months presentation experience as evidenced by coursework, extra curricular activities, or professional presentations.
  • Valid driver's license at the time of appointment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by application materials and interview process.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively organize time and tasks and work autonomously
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse student populations, including low-income, first generation, geographic regions, ethnic groups, elementary school, middle school, high school, and non-traditional students
  • Experience in public relations activities or work in university admissions
  • Experience in event planning
  • Knowledge of engineering
  • Experience as a University of Kansas student

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Chris Wiles

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application requires: 1) On-line application; 2) Current resume; 3) A cover letter addressing how the applicant meets or exceeds the required and preferred qualifications; 4) The names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three supervisory work references.

    Candidates receiving an interview will be required to give a 10-15 minute persuasive presentation to simulated audience of prospective students. If you might require an accommodation in order to participate in the interviews and/or the presentation, please contact Catherine E. Johnson, Director ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility, cej2@ku.edu, 785-864-5360, five days prior to the scheduled interview.

    Application Review begins on January 18, 2021 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.For best consideration, apply by the review date above.

    Advertised Salary Range

    Starting at $41,300

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

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    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., some evening and weekend work may be required.

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