This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Establishes, administers, and/or coordinates the provision of a range of prospective student recruitment and outreach services to an independently administered academic branch of the University. Designs and implements programs related to student recruitment, interacts with prospective students, families, and/or external agencies on an outreach basis, and develops and implements promotional events and materials. Serves independently as the primary point of contact within the branch's regional area and coordinates the delivery of services with other University departments, as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Visits middle schools, high schools, and colleges, speaks to groups and individual students, and meets with school counselors to promote outreach activities; coordinates community workshops and retreats; arranges visits from prospective students and parents.
Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students; assists students in the development of testing strategies, writing skills, and completion of applications through seminars and workshops; coordinates applications for financial assistance.
Serves as a principal liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitates seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution.
Coordinates and implements various recruitment programs and marketing strategies for territorial or local on-site admission programs and special events relating to targeted freshman, transfer, or under-represented groups in the fulfillment of recruitment efforts.
Serves as a representative for the university at various functions and recruitment events.
Writes, edits, and coordinates development of course catalogs, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program.
Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications.
May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
Records maintenance skills.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
Advanced writing and editorial skills.
Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
Organizing and coordinating skills.
Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
Position requires: a) implementation of integrated student recruitment and related outreach programs; b) providing career and academic guidance to prospective students, as well as assistance in entrance skills development; c) independent internal and external coordination and liaison on branch campus recruitment activities; d) development and dissemination of a range of promotional materials.
Conditions of Employment
A valid driver's license, or ability to obtain a valid driver's license within thirty days of hire, is required for this job.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.