Graduate Programs Student Recruiter

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2021


Campus: West

Grad Progms Student Recruiter

Job Description

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leading innovator in teacher education and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 7,000 educators annually through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Reporting to the director of student recruitment, the graduate student recruiter will serve an integral role on a dynamic recruitment team charged with recruiting students into degree programs in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, one of the leading colleges of education in the U.S.  This position will be housed on the West campus. However, the position may be relocated to the Tempe campus to meet the needs of the college.

The graduate student recruiter will be part of a team of recruiters. While they will specialize in an assigned portfolio of programs and/or market segments, they will operate with a strong working knowledge of all college degree programs. Working at times individually and also together, recruitment team members recruit students for MLFTC degree programs on ASU campuses and at other class locations as assigned, meeting new student enrollment goals set by the university and the college, and supporting community partnerships.  Some, but not all, programs lead to teacher certification in the state of Arizona.
The graduate student recruiter will work strategically and independently with other departments within the college. The graduate student recruiter builds relationships with prospective students, maintaining communication and creating experiences designed to drive qualified applications, meeting application goals. The graduate student recruiter may be asked to support applicants and admits as well.
Key partners within the college will include faculty leaders, Next Education Workforce initiative, Office of Professional Experiences, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, members of the integrated marketing, communications and recruitment team, and others.

To meet application goals, the successful candidate will be skilled at building affinity with prospective students, presenting program benefits and addressing barriers to enrollment. Affinity is built via telephone communication, written communication, in-person meetings, and events, held on campus, off campus, and online. The successful candidate will effectively compare and contrast the value of the college’s programs to those of its competitors, be a persuasive public speaker, and build trust. 

The person in this position needs to be able to advocate professionally for the field of education and for future of educators in Arizona and nationally.

Job Family

Marketing & Media Relations

Department Name

Recruitment West



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Essential Duties

  • Generate leads at assigned events per departmental best practices and procedures. 
  • Meet application goals by building relationships with prospects and applicants, maintaining regular communication with the prospect pool through telephone communication and email with the intent to influence decisions to enroll, per departmental best practices and procedures.
  • Working sometimes independently and sometimes as part of a team, lead events and group presentations, both face-to-face and virtual, as assigned
  • Log phone, email, in-person meetings, and event outcomes in Salesforce per departmental best practices and procedures.
  • Working sometimes independently and sometimes as part of a team, manage and staff events designed to influence prospective students, applicants, and admits to enroll in MLFTC programs
  • Work effectively with other members of the recruitment/marketing team, faculty and others to design and deliver unique, immersive experiences designed to communicate the college’s value and generate leads and applications. 
  • Works independently under indirect supervision.
  • Provides interpretation of both university and college policies and procedures to prospective students and external stakeholders.
  • Explains MLFTC programs and benefits using a sales-minded approach to address barriers and increase prospect and applicant pools.
  • Rapidly acquire knowledge of the college’s portfolio of degree programs and services including financial aid, communicating benefits to prospective students. 
  • Rapidly develop an understanding of the college’s key initiatives, communicating their value to prospective students.
  • Partner with other recruiters to answer recruitment team phone line and email account, generate leads and respond to inquiries per departmental best practices and procedures.
  • Travel, as needed, among ASU campuses and across the Phoenix metropolitan region to meet with groups of prospective students and support other recruitment activities.
  • Embrace challenges and demonstrate ownership of individual and team goals with a positive attitude
  • Work independently, solve problems, and make strategic decisions
  • Deliver and receive constructive critical feedback with professionalism 
  • Monitor and report on progress toward meeting individual and team goals, making recommendations to associate director and director as needed to improve performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years related experience, one (1) of which includes professional sales and/or direct marketing-related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Travel commitments may include domestics and international requirements involving extended and/or protracted periods of time.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education recruitment environment
  • Experience in sales, outreach and/or proactive customer service environments
  • Experience tracking prospect and recruiter actions in Salesforce or comparable application
  • Experience in persuading others and building affinity through communication, including public speaking and one-on-one conversations.
  • Evidence in having discretion and confidentiality when handling or exposed to sensitive information
  • Experience thriving in a fast-paced work environment and pursuing multiple projects simultaneously
  • A passion for education and an unwavering commitment to advocate for educators, both pre-service and in-service.

Working Environment

  • Duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, telephone communication, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Duties are also performed in the field at local K-12 sites, community colleges, and other partner organizations.
  • May require travel within the greater Phoenix area.

Department Statement

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leading innovator in teacher education and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 6,600 educators annually.

MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. 

MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement.

MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

MLFTC values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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