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(Hybrid) College Recruitment Specialist - School of Public Health

West Virginia University
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The School of Public Health at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) College Recruitment Specialist. 

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student, and Faculty Affairs, the College Recruitment Specialist has primary oversight and responsibility for the recruitment, admissions, and enrollment of all graduate and undergraduate students within the West Virginia University School of Public Health. The incumbent will provide a leadership and supervisory role for staff in areas associated with student recruitment and success.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible, non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • Interpret and administer university undergraduate admission policies and procedures.
  • Manage the application, admission, matriculation, and enrollment of qualified candidates for all undergraduate and graduate programs in the West Virginia University School of Public Health.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for increasing enrollment and admissions into the School of Public Health.
  • Supervise support staff in the management of processes and procedures for handling incoming files for admission and accepted student files, communications regarding admissions criteria and decisions, application procedures and general academic questions and in the organization of data for the admissions committees.
  • Meet with unsuccessful applicants who seek possible improvement for future admissions attempts.
  • Analyze admission and enrollment data and reports to assess current and future admissions criteria and enrollment policies.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to students regarding registration for courses and management of implementation, maintenance, changes, etc. for all programs.
  • Ensure that university and School of Public Health policies and procedures are followed and upheld, which includes the updating of SPH policies and guidelines for submittal to the Dean or designee for final approval and implementation.
  • Serve as the liaison for all student related issues regarding admissions and enrollment within the university and externally as appropriate or required.
  • Develop and manage strategies, goals, and proposals for recruiting cycle. Manage the coordination and implementation of events that directly relate to SPH targeted students, including school specific events and events hosted by WVU admissions.
  • Develop prospect leads using enrollment management tools to recruit students. Develop and maintain expert knowledge of current recruiting efforts by WVU, benchmarks and Schools nationwide that are similar to WVU SPH or to schools that we aspire to in terms of targeted enrollments.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of current WVU policies such as financial aid, scholarships, admissions, etc. Oversee Program Directors and potential students on admission policies. Create, develop and implement new and creative ways to incorporate various school administrators and faculty in the recruitment and retention processes.
  • Provide students with essential information and assign student mentors with guidance from departmental faculty.
  • Promote specified public health elective courses to all University enrolled students.
  • Monitor potential students' progress toward enrollment.
  • Admit accepted students into the SPH and University databases; send offer letters to accepted students.
  • Forward alumni data to the HSC Alumni Office.
  • Respond to requests from internal and external agencies for data reporting.
  • Lead and manage the planning, development, and execution of student orientation, retention, and alumni events.
  • Collaborate on efforts of student services existing work with student and alumni organizations if avenues for recruiting are available. 
  • Assess participation with ongoing WVU SPH and university career fairs and independently select visits based on our school's recruiting priorities.
  • Collaborate with the school's Director of Communications to:
    • Suggest content for social media strategies that complement the overall recruiting and retention efforts.             
    • Suggest content based on upcoming events or current events for student and alumni newsletters.
    • Advise on communication(s) to the student body regarding support and auxiliary services, student life, events, clubs, organizations, resources that could be beneficial in aiding publicity of our school to aid in recruiting purposes. 
    • Advise on admissions information in the development of content for potential students on the SPH website. 
    • Advise on all web site information in regard to admissions purposes. 
    • Contribute ideas that could aid in student recruitment when the programming for National Public.
    • Health Week is done annually.
    • Identify and communicate local, state, and national scholarship opportunities to aid in recruiting efforts.
    • Supervise and mentor student ambassadors in management, budget accountability and sensitivity to diversity issues.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related experience.  
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Skilled in the configuration and use of computerized database programs.
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to students.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Mar 26, 2024

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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