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Sr. Student Recruitment Specialist, UMKC Office of Admissions, 75080

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

Office of Admissions 

Job Description

The Office of Admissions is looking to hire a Senior Student Recruitment Specialists for Northern Missouri and the Heartland States (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana). Reporting to the Assistant Director of Recruitment, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing admissions activities for an assigned recruitment territory in order to meet enrollment goals and objectives, develop programs and initiatives to support the recruitment of undergraduate students to UMKC, and support the Office of Admissions in meeting its goals.


  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UMKC's programs, policies, awards, values, and distinctions.

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

  • Develop, plan, and coordinate recruitment initiatives within the recruitment territory, including but not limited to in person and virtual high school visits, college fairs, community events, communication plans, and other initiatives focused on recruiting undergraduate students from diverse populations.

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

  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, families, school/college counselors/advisors, and other school, agency, and community organizations.

  • Communicate information about UMKC's requirements for admission, including requirements for specific academic programs.

  • Communicate with applicants regarding application materials, admissions decisions, committing to UMKC, and 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.

  • Travel extensively in assigned territory, and strategically identify those schools with the greatest potential for enrollment and relationship growth.

  • Communicate with students, both admitted and denied to the university. Counsel applicants on eligibility for admission.

  • Maintain accurate reports related to school visits and other recruitment events, inquiry, applicant, and enrolled data, 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 high level of autonomy, including setting accountability goals, while keeping appropriate stakeholders informed of progress to goals.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Anticipated Hiring Range

$19.94 - $21.00 per hour commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Application review begins July 1st, 2024. Position will continue to accept and review applications until filled. 

Other Information

Travel required.

Personal vehicle and driver's license necessary for travel.

Evening and weekend work required.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call 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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