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Senior Student Recruitment Specialist, UMKC Office of Admissions, 62785

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Admissions and Enrollment
Hiring Department

UMKC's Office of Admissions - School of Science & Engineering 

Job Description

The UMKC Office of Admissions is hiring a Senior Student Recruitment Specialist for Academic Unit Recruitment to support UMKCs School of Science and Engineering

Primary functions of this position include recruitment, admissions, and enrollment activities.


  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKCs programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions, specifically for the assigned academic unit.

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies, plans, and goals for the assigned academic unit based on university data, trends, best practices, and market research.

  • Implement recruitment initiatives for the assigned academic unit, including but not limited to, program specific visits, college fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting students.

  • Respond to prospective student inquiries through email, phone, and in-person communications.

  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school, agencies, and community organizations.

  • Counsel and communicate information about UMKCs requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs in the assigned academic unit. Communicate with applicants regarding application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, through orientation.

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal/presentation skills, and present information at both on-campus and off-campus events. Communicate financial aid and scholarship information, deadlines, and processes.

  • Maintain accurate reports related to visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and communication efforts.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal constituents, and interface with various campus officials concerning student admissions and recruitment.

  • Function with a level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals. Other duties as assigned.

  • Travel required. Personal vehicle and driver's license required for travel. Evening and weekend work required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direct supervision is received from the School of Science and Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

  • Six months to one year experience in Admissions or Higher Education is preferred.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience with student recruitment and admissions practices, organizing events and programs, managing and interpreting data, strategic planning and data-informed decision making, and working independently.

  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as required.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). 

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Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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