Senior Manager of Honors and Scholarship Recruitment
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Department: Enrollment Management
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Remote, Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Management, Admissions
Department: Enrollment Management
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Job Description Summary
Michigan Tech's Senior Manager of Honors and Scholarship Recruitment will play a critical role on our enrollment team focusing on yielding the nation's brightest students to a world class and growing institution. This person will serve as a critical link between students, families, and Michigan Tech, with a focus on scholarships and honors recruitment. It is an exciting new role that will focus on leveraging the many exciting scholarship opportunities available to prospective Michigan Tech students.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Work hand in hand with the financial aid and admissions teams to provide direct assistance and strategy to leverage and maximize yield for scholarship programs, primarily focusing on our premier scholarship programs
Ensure Michigan Tech's premier scholarship programs receive a more than adequate number of applicants and participants
Proactively engage Michigan Tech's brightest recruits and ensure they have everything needed to make a sound college decision
With compassion, provide direct assistance and aggressive follow-up for students and their families as they work through the process of applying for scholarships at Michigan Tech, and identify opportunities to leverage awards to further move students down the enrollment funnel
Create a robust communication and outreach plan surrounding scholarships and our process to ensure that we are optimizing the use of key and premier scholarships
Work hand in hand with the regional recruiting team and the financial aid team to ensure incoming undergraduate students are adequately served with regard to financial aid and scholarships available to them. This includes serving as the key contact and point person for our admissions team
Work closely with the Executive Director for Enrollment Initiatives to build relationships with school districts and community based organizations. Understand where synergies and opportunities might exist that leverage our available scholarships and financial aid opportunities
Serve as the main point of contact for high profile campus visits, including premier scholarship competitions
Serve on the planning committee for large on-campus and off-campus recruiting events including Open House, Preview Day, and Evenings of Excellences
Travel as needed to recruiting events and serve as the financial aid contact at those events
Participate in conferences, workshops, and meetings that provide information or opportunities to assist in improving or increasing the effectiveness of recruitment and enrolling undergraduate students
Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work
Actively engage in University improvement initiatives
Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
? Bachelor's degree
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
? 3-years related work experience in undergraduate admissions, financial aid, higher education student services, education administration, teaching, recruiting, sales, or closely related area
? Experience using personal computer and software packages including advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
? Excellent attention to detail
? Proven ability to solve problems using logic and reasoning
Desirable Education and/or Experience
? Master's degree
? Graduate of Michigan Technological University and/or affinity and experience with the University
? Experience with guiding students through the financial aid process
? Experience with undergraduate admissions and recruitment practices at a four-year institution
? Experience recruiting undergraduate students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, as well as those interested in undersubscribed programs
? Experience working within a CRM system
? Experience working with academic advisors or other academic constituencies at a University
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
? Excellent oral/written communication, customer interaction, and interpersonal skills
? An uncanny ability to empathetically work directly with people as they move through confusing situations, and a relentless drive to solve problems for customers or prospective students.
? Demonstrated ability to be highly self-motivated and work independently without direct supervision
? Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff
? Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities
? Demonstrated ability and willingness to work flexible hours as needed, including nights and occasional weekends
? Demonstrated ability to give engaging presentations to both large and small groups
? Possession of a valid driver's license and demonstrated ability to comply with Michigan Tech vehicle-use requirements
? Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
? Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan Technological University and/or University procedures
? Ability to analyze data to drive recruitment strategy
? Demonstrated knowledge of secondary school and community college educational systems
? Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students, parents, staff, and academic advisors
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
? The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
? Demonstrated ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Annual Title IX Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Other Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.