Recruiting and Engagement Officer - 3 Year Temp

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff

Position Title: Recruiting and Engagement Officer - 3 Year Temp  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

38000 - CET Deans Office

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Recruiting and Engagement Officer position will be a three-year temporary position and is responsible for providing administrative leadership and management of student recruiting activities for the College of Engineering Technology with a special emphasis on the Surveying programs including the Survey Technology Associate of Applied Science and the Surveying Engineering Bachelor of Science degrees. The selected candidate will engage in recruitment best practices that align with the University’s Mission and Vision. Along with recruitment best practices, this position will:
•Engage prospective students via a variety of communication efforts including social media.
•Coordinate joint recruitment activities with the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors ,industry partners, and other industry organizations as appropriate.
•Coordinate an industry recruiting taskforce made up of key advisory board members and program coordinators.
•Coordinate additional recruiting and engagement efforts as appropriate
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Required Work Experience: Work experience in an aspect of recruitment, marketing and/or public relations.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Knowledge of and/or a degree in marketing, advertising, and/or communications.
Familiarity with Ferris’ programs and mission.
Successful work experience in college admissions recruiting.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Function as an official representative of the University and the College of Engineering Technology (CET) at career fairs, high schools, career technical centers, and community college visits, new student orientations, education related conferences and other recruiting related activities.
Acquire and maintain and in-depth knowledge of the University and CET in order to provide explanation and interpretation of eligibility requirements and Admission’s practices and procedures.
Prepare and present written/oral student recruitment related communications to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Use initiative and sound judgment in administrative matters, within the authority designated by the Dean or designee.
Establish and maintain communications and coordination with administration, faculty, academic
counselors, and staff on all pertinent recruiting issues, through meetings, conferences, and written communications as required.
Serve on University and CET committees to improve/increase recruiting efforts.
Establish and maintain CET social media recruitment efforts.
Provide leadership in the updated maintenance of the student recruitment database that tracks
prospects, admits, and enrollees. Generate reports from this database as needed.
Assist in the summer orientation and/or registration process.
Coordinate recruitment efforts with Admissions and CET liaison.
Provide personal and authentic communications to prospective students and parents.
Acquire and maintain knowledge of multi software and cloud based tools.
Maintain confidential information and be knowledgeable of, and comply with, university policies and procedures.
Report to the Director of Student Academic Affairs for CET.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Coordinate joint recruitment activities with the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors, industry partners, and other industry organizations as appropriate.
Coordinate industry recruiting task force made up of key advisory board members and program coordinators.
Collaborates with EIO Marketing and University Advancement and Marketing.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to work with a diverse workforce and student population.
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with a varied and diverse group of constituents.
Research, explore and recommend effective methods of recruitment practices.
Communicate successfully, both oral and written, to include public speaking.
Project a positive image and establish good rapport with the public.
Travel with overnight stays; work nights and weekends when necessary.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
September 23, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes   
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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