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Student Recruitment Specialis - South Arkansas College

Listed: 05/01/2024
Listing Expires: 06/30/2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

South Arkansas College is seeking applicants for the position of Student Recruitment Specialist. The responsibilities include, but not limited to, attracting, engaging, and enrolling prospective students into the college. The position serves as the primary college recruiter and coordinates student recruitment efforts with other offices in Student Affairs as well as the academic divisions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Occasional supervision of Student Ambassadors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies to attract prospective students, including high school visits, college fairs, visits to churches and places of employment, community events, and other outreach initiatives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with high school counselors, career coaches, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote the college and its programs and serving as an information liaison between South Arkansas College and these positions.
  • Plan and conduct informational sessions, campus tours, and presentations to prospective students and their families to highlight the college’s academic offerings, extracurricular activities, and campus life.
  • Provide personalized guidance and support to prospective students throughout the application and enrollment process, addressing questions and concerns promptly and effectively.
  • Maintains an accurate record-keeping system of all recruiting activities and efforts for use in evaluating on-going recruiting programs.
  • Utilize data analytics and enrollment management tools to track recruitment efforts, monitor application trends, and identify opportunities and strategies for improvement.
  • Represent the college at recruitment events, conferences, community events, and networking functions to enhance visibility of the campus.
  • Stay informed about trends and best practices in college admissions, student recruitment, and higher education marketing to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Serves on college committees as requested by the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Recruiting.
  • Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and build rapport
  • Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibits qualities essential to being a team player.
  • Committed to providing exceptional service to students, staff, other educational entities, and the public
  • Comfort in speaking to new and unfamiliar people and in front of groups.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel as needed.

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; 1 year previous experience in college recruiting; Verifiable clean driving record

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, communications, public relations, or a related field preferred. 5 years college recruitment experience.

Physical/Work Requirements:

Exerting up to 20-30 pounds occasionally. Standing and walking for 4-5 hours occasionally. Evening and weekend hours is required. Travel to college fairs and recruitment events is required.


Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA. South Arkansas College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. South Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in the provision of educational or employment opportunities or benefits.

The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.


Job Info

Job Category: Other
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas

Contact Info

Name: Brandi Cotterman
Phone Number: 870-864-7146