The Penn State College of Nursing has an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated individual with the potential to make contributions to the educational programming and advancement of nursing education throughout the college, the commonwealth, and beyond. As a Specialized Recruiter you will be an integral member of the recently formed strategic marketing and recruiting team and will have the opportunity to influence the College of Nursing's future regarding nursing education and enrollment. This position will require a dedicated approach to recruitment and an individual with the understanding of the nuances of the nursing profession and the ability to connect with prospective students of all educational levels and backgrounds.
The College of Nursing values a culture of respect, ethical conduct, equity, diversity, and inclusion, thus it will be imperative this person embodies the same commitment in their interactions with prospects and colleagues. The College of Nursing is uniquely positioned throughout the state of Pennsylvania and online, with various offerings at 11 commonwealth campuses, University Park and the online World Campus. Given this positioning, the successful candidate will be expected to facilitate recruitment and enrollment goals mirroring the breadth of the college's offerings while meeting each program's specific needs.
This role is of critical importance, as the person will serve as the first point of contact for prospective students and will be expected to usher prospects through the enrollment process. The successful candidate will be tasked with becoming a brand ambassador for the College of Nursing, reaching new market segments and recruits with effective messaging, plan and represent the college at various recruitment events including high school visits, national college and professional conferences, and other off-campus events. This person will report to the Strategic Marketing and Recruiting Manager and will be required to provide reports identifying trends and opportunities with timely analytical insights. Duties for this person include recruiting prospective graduate students and undergraduate students for University Park, 11 commonwealth campuses, and World Campus.
The ideal candidate will be motivated, outgoing, timely, organized, collaborative and understand the significance of effective engagement. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing or higher plus three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Customer Relationship Management software or equivalent, is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with and articulate admission options at all campuses for all applicant types. The ability to manage concurrent expectations while demonstrating a high level of student-centered customer service in a dynamic environment is critical. Travel and/or alternative hours will be required. This position requires operation of a motor vehicle as a part of job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Job Number: REQ_0000008453