University of Akron

• Develop and implement a recruiting plan for undergraduates interested in the College of Business (CoB). Include consideration for traditional high school students, transfers from other colleges/schools, and adult/non-traditional populations. Special emphasis should be placed on attracting and recruiting underrepresented populations
• Develop conversion strategies to support enrollment from applicants while acting as a liaison to student groups, advisory boards, alumni groups, etc.
• Represent the CoB to prospective students at live and virtual recruiting events on and off campus, including high school visits, open houses, information sessions, and fairs
• Develop partnerships with appropriate organizations and schools to increase awareness of CoB programs
• Recruit and train UA students to act as ambassadors (e.g., Dean’s Team) to assist with outreach, communication, social media, tours, etc. for prospective students and their families
• Prepare reports using metrics about activities and goals. Work directly with the CoB leadership and across campus with other colleges and UA admissions and enrollment teams

Essential Functions:
• Update and implement the recruiting plan. Strategically schedule and manage all elements of the recruiting cycle in collaboration with CoB leadership, faculty, staff, and appropriate UA enrollment/marketing/admissions teams. Continually seek new opportunities to enhance recruiting success
• Attend all appropriate events, ensure proper attendance and participation from other key areas, and lead by demonstrating best-practice recruiting behaviors
• Communicate and interact with individual prospects and families as appropriate. Field inquiries from prospective student and applicants via email, phone, virtual meetings, and in-person. Coordinate and facilitate meetings and tours with interested students and their families visiting campus. Include student ambassadors, faculty, and staff as appropriate
• Work with new and existing partnerships (schools and other organizations) to build relationships which facilitate recruitment (current and future) success
• Make presentations and gather UA support for events and activities with those partners to enhance perception of UA value
• Monitor and manage prospects from initial leads through class registration
• Maintain extensive databases, contact lists, and other sources of prospective student information. Develop and use metrics to evaluate success of programs and activities throughout the recruiting cycle
• Focus on recruiting underrepresented groups to ensure a more diverse and inclusive student class

Required Qualifications
• Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree
• Licenses/Certifications/Requirements: Valid driver’s license
• Experience: Requires a minimum of 2 year’s experience with customer service, sales, marketing, public relations, advising/counseling, and/or event planning
• Strong verbal and written communication skills required
• Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook required
• Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
• Leadership: Responsible for directing and monitoring the work of student and/or temporary workers

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the higher education environment and operations preferred.

Working Conditions
Some travel and mobility will be required. Minor heating/cooling or ventilation problems could be expected. Near continuous use (>70% of the time) of a computer.

The compensation for this position starts at $45,000.00/year and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

About UA
The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume/curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Judy Casserman, Human Resources at (330) 972-7097.

Application Deadline
Open until filled. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2022.

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Job ID # 13666

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

Ohio is State of Residence
It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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