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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 040250
    Title: Student Recruit / Retention Specialist, Senior
    Pay Grade: 33
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Plans, implements and evaluates continuing and new programs to recruit and/or retain targeted groups of students including but not limited to minority, international, high school, community and college students. Provides admissions information and services to prospective students.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the lower level in that incumbents are involved in planning and developing objectives, policies and procedures.

    Example of Duties:
    • Identifies target populations; develops visitation schedules in-state and/or out-of-state and visits target schools, agencies or conferences to meet with prospective students, counselors and administrators; discusses university program offerings and answers questions concerning curriculum, enrollment procedures and/or student life.
    • Disseminates informational material to prospective and/or continuing students such as admission, housing and financial aid applications; assists students with completion of forms and reviews to ensure accuracy, authenticity and timeliness of information and required documents.
    • Interviews prospective students and/or parents on an individual basis and answers questions, compares educational systems, discusses their academic credentials and provides admissions information and assistance.
    • Plans and organizes on-campus recruitment programs for prospective students; plans agenda, speakers and length of workshops and coordinates transportation.
    • Plans and develops objectives for recruitment/retention purposes and participates in policy and procedure development.
    • Represents the program by giving presentations at various activities such as college fairs and community meetings.
    • Develops recruiting materials such as letters, flyers and brochures.
    • Improves student retention rate by tracking progress of students through program and counsels students regarding personal and/or academic issues; refers to other sources of counseling as needed.
    • Prepares reports documenting activities.
    • Serves as liason between various departments or agencies and the student clarifying procedures and practices.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of academic institutions and academic curriculum evaluation.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recruiting and/or retention.
    • Knowledge of admissions policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of diverse populations and cultures.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Education, Business Administration or related field AND two years experience in admissions, recruitment or retention; OR,
      • Six years experience in admissions, recruitment or retention; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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