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Outreach Development Specialist

Company:
National Louis University
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment
National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.

The Outreach Development Specialist will primarily be responsible for portfolio management within an assigned territory. This will include developing relationships, partnerships, lead generation, or lead conversion with businesses, community agencies, community colleges, and K-12 schools within the territory.

Responsibilities and Outcomes:
  • Develops relationships with influencers such as vice-presidents, deans, associate deans, faculty and/or transfer coordinators in appropriate venues (i.e. community college, school, etc.) in order to secure prospective student inquiries;
  • Participates in events such as community college table visits, offsite information sessions, fairs, and networking events with the purpose of establishing lead generating contacts;
  • Effectively manages a portfolio within an assigned territory to generate leads or to convert leads;
  • Proactively identifies new opportunities for growth within the assigned territory;
  • Actively recruits students using program information sessions, classroom presentations, and counselor presentations;
  • Produces activity reports on a weekly basis. Submits generated inquiries within one business day.

Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of related experience in Higher Education, Business Development Community College Outreach and/or working directly with school districts.
    • Must be able to evaluate the college market and make recommendations that will positively impact enrollment.
    • Ability to measure and track progress against goals
    • Ability to network and develop relationships in higher education communities
    • Ability to understand University programs and resulting career opportunities
    • Bilingual a plus
NLU Inclusion Statement:

National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender (identity and expression), nationality, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.
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