Student Outreach and Recruitment
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Job Title Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment
Position Number P04262UF
Department College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University
Classification Title Unclassified
Pay Method Salary
Anticipated Start June 15, 2021
Posting Date March 29, 2021
Deadline to Apply April 19, 2021
FTE 100%
Job Location Corvallis, Oregon
Work Schedule Full-Time
Questions [email protected]

Position Summary The Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment in the College of Agricultural Sciences works to proactively recruit and retain new applicants for academic programs in the College. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to increase enrollment and improve yield rates, and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The College of Agricultural Sciences is one of 11 academic colleges at Oregon State University. The college includes 13 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate majors across 17 academic departments. This position will primarily focus on recruitment and retention efforts for undergraduate programs, both on-campus and Ecampus.

Decision Making/Guidelines The Coordinator of Student Outreach and Recruitment works independently under the supervision of Associate Dean for Academic Programs to oversee student recruitment functions for the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Coordinator is responsible for increasing the number and diversity of students enrolled in the college and making related decisions, including:
• Determining which issues require the Associate Dean’s attention.
• Determining which information is to remain confidential.
• Identifying stakeholders.
• Facilitating and cultivating relationships with stakeholders.
• Managing communications with external and internal audiences.
• Identifying key projects and managing them to completion

Position Duties 40% – Recruitment and Retention Activities:
• Works to increase the number and diversity of students enrolled in the college.
• Identifies, creates, and implements strategic practices to increase enrollment and improve yield rates (admitted students who continue to matriculation).
• Builds and maintains relationships with high schools, community colleges, and other external entities with the objective of establishing and strengthening pipelines and pathways for new applicants.
• Collaborates with appropriate internal OSU teams as necessary to support recruitment activities (admissions and enrollment management, department recruitment committees, marketing and communications, precollege programs, Ecampus, 4-H, FFA, INTO, Graduate School, etc.).
• Organizes, attends, and hosts events locally, nationally, and globally as needed to support recruitment and matriculation goals.
• Acts as a main point of contact from the college for recruitment matters.
• Travels to recruitment events.
30% – Planning, Coordination, and Assessment of Recruitment Plans:
• Prepares, and modifies when necessary, annual recruitment plans, which set the direction for and identify specific recruitment activities to be implemented during the year.
• Assesses current student recruitment practices nationally, incorporating the latest research, techniques, innovation, and technologies into the college’s annual student recruitment plan.
• Regularly evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of student recruitment processes and initiatives in the college.
• Collects and analyzes various data to help determine future practices, strategies, and initiatives.
• Coordinates tracking and administrative reports for college leadership to demonstrate progress towards metrics and college goals.
25% – Communication and Promotion:
• Establishes and maintains effective communication with prospective students, applicants, and admits prior to matriculation.
• Consults and collaborates with current students, faculty, department heads, college leadership, college student ambassadors and other relevant stakeholders on promotional strategies for specific majors and programs.
• Collaborates with the college marketing and communication team to create and distribute recruitment materials and execute targeted recruitment communication strategies, ensuring alignment and brand integrity.
5% - Service:
Serves on college, university, and external committees as deemed appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Minimum of three years professional experience working with students in secondary or post-secondary education settings.
Experience in higher education student recruitment and/or admissions.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, and individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: P04262UF

Contact Information
Lori Hodgert
[email protected]
Oregon State University
447 Strand Ag Hall 147 Strand Ag Hall
Corvallis, 97331