Recruitment Specialist (Vocation-Focused) - Military and Veteran Services
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Internal Number: 1545
The Ashland University Military and Veteran Resource Center is seeking a Recruitment Specialist (vocation-focused). The Recruitment Specialist will be trained to provide remote assistance to prospective transfer, graduate and military-connected students specifically to accommodate the specialized needs of these populations. They will work our slate funnels exactly the same way that our in-house Military and Veteran Services recruiters do and work to enroll students by liaising between the prospects and appropriate campus departments via our office staff on the Ashland, OH main campus. This position will also establish relationships with the local military and veteran organizations (Amvets, American Legion, VFW, etc.) and strengthen their affinity with Ashland University by providing resources and materials as well as helping capture advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the job description, the Recruitment Specialist will focus on recruiting military-connected students particularly inclined to non-traditional pathways to degree-seeking programs by deploying vocational rehabilitation and rapid retraining strategies with a specific focus on micro-credentialing, licenses and certificates. This position will help the department achieve its goal to capitalize on opportunities to synthesize recruitment capacities with the AU Career Center for Life Calling (CCLC) and corporate partnership programs by providing career coaching, advising and planning as part of the enrollment process, thereby maximizing our reach and matriculating students who may have not otherwise enrolled due to the specific obstacles and scenarios intrinsic in their military-connected status. In short, we'll provide targeted guidance to students who would otherwise drop out of the enrollment process or not consider Ashland University as a viable option for career advancement or further education. These functions will also help the department accelerate our ramp up efforts as we undertake a rapid operational expansion as well as provide a boon for our partners in CCLC and corporate partners with the funding provided by gifts from pre-disclosed sources.
Communicates with prospective students, parents, and the community through appointments, phone calls, emails and other materials
Coordinates with the appropriate campus leadership to welcome prospective students to campus
Processes paperwork; interviews applicants; arranges and conducts campus tours
Conducts follow-up activities to prospective and new students such as emails, text and phone-calling campaigns
Maintains recruiting operations at military installations, community colleges, and high schools with a particular focus on transfer, online and adult students.
Advises students and families regarding educational opportunities and options, admission and other requirements, policies and procedures as appropriate
Conducts effective phone and virtual presentations
Works cooperatively to provide appropriate data for purposes of reporting, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness
Assists in the submission of military-benefit applications and provides support to prospective students and their families throughout the application process.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience in student recruitment, university admissions, public relations, marketing, sales, or communications.
Experience in database systems, planning, management and decision making
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.