Job Summary: Plans, develops, organizes and implements a variety of outreach programs and events designed to recruit potential students. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to facilitate recruitment involvement and participation.
Essential Job Functions:
Develops a comprehensive academic and technical recruitment and tracking strategy for the Hill College service area including, but not limited to, identifying prospective students, visiting high schools, conducting campus tours, developing recruitment techniques, and coordinating special events and programs for attracting a diverse student population.
Provides guidance, training and support to all faculty and staff participating in recruiting and TACRAO college/career fair activities. Coordinates and schedules all TACRAO college/career fair activities. Builds collaborative partnerships with staff and faculty charged with program specific outreach for enrollment. Serves as a consultant and resource to internal departments with recruitment planning and training.
Develops, implements, and maintains a high school teen forum to attract local high school students to Hill College.
Works cooperatively with other External Affairs areas in developing and promoting the institutional image, Hill College mission, and academic/technical programs to the public.
Coordinates and executes individual and group tours across the district including relevant meetings with faculty, staff, and programs. Coordinates outreach to school districts and other relevant groups to encourage on-campus visitation.
Promotes student involvement in recruiting efforts by organizing and supervising the Hill College Ambassadors program.
Works cooperatively with Marketing and Communications to ensure comprehensive, current recruitment materials, social media and other marketing efforts to support all outreach efforts.
Continually evaluates outreach efforts and make recommendations regarding best use of time and attendance as well as measures to increase effectiveness.
Minimum Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, sales, education or a related field; or a combination of experience and education that yields the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Minimum Required Experience:
Two years related work experience in higher education.
Preferred: one year experience as a recruiter.
Ability to be detail-oriented.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Ability to develop and implement long and short-term strategies in support of institutional goals and objectives—on time and within budget.
Ability to lead and manage change. Ability to make or influence decisions.
Ability to articulate and support the values and Code of Conduct of Hill College. Ability to interpret and abide by the policies and procedures of Hill College.
Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to mediate and resolve conflict. Ability to embrace and manage diversity.
Ability to develop and execute plans.
Ability to operate an IBM compatible computer and other standard office equipment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to think critically and apply appropriate problem-solving skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.
Demonstrated customer service skills.
Demonstrated initiative to engage in continuous learning of new concepts, skills, and experiences.
Demonstrated organization skills.
Demonstrated time-management skills
Working knowledge of financial data and budgets.
Working knowledge of strategic and tactical planning and implementation.
Working knowledge of the Hill College vision and mission.
Hill College is a comprehensive, two-year community college with campuses in Hillsboro and Cleburne. We also have off-campus educational centers in Burleson, Glen Rose and Meridian. Enrollment for the Fall Semester of 2016 was approximately 4,400 students.