College Recruiter-UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford, IL

Rockford, IL

ID: 7063375
Posted: February 4, 2020
Application Deadline: February 18, 2020

Job Description

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, founded in 1859, is currently ranked in the top ten colleges of pharmacy in the nation (US News & World Report). The UIC College of Pharmacy is one college on two campuses, Chicago and Rockford. The Rockford campus is part of the UIC Health Sciences Campus which also includes the separate Colleges
of Medicine and Nursing, leading to unique interprofessional educational opportunities.

The College of Pharmacy seeks a College Recruiter who will be located on the Rockford, IL campus. The recruiter will be a unique individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who will play an integral part of the continued success of our programs. This dynamic person will recruit prospective professional and graduate students to our programs by developing/implementing integrated marketing, recruitment and yield strategies to meet the Rockford, Chicago and University enrollment goals. This highly visible position is responsible for performing targeted outreach to both internal and external constituencies, legislators, community leaders and organizations to establish / grow professional relationships with prospective students, parents, counselors and educators, high schools, and 2 and 4 year colleges through in-person/print, on-line and social media networking. This self-starter will seek out opportunities to engage and meet prospective students by traveling to local, state-wide, national school events, school/college fairs, community organizations, conferences, college day/night programs, etc., to participate in and disseminate the news of the college; promote RPharm (Rural Pharmacy concentration) through attendance at appropriate venues, assist with the Summer Pharmacy Institute and collaborate with the Urban Health Program (UHP) on recruitment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Working with our Office of Advancement, the Recruiter will tap into Pharmacy alumni and friends for potential recruitment opportunities and assist/develop/maintain promotional and marketing strategies via social media networks, list serves, email blasts, video conferences/virtual career fairs, blogs etc. targeted to these constituencies.

In addition, our Recruiter will represent the pharmacy professional and graduate programs, resources, opportunities, facilities, etc. at on-campus events, arrange /coordinate on-campus and virtual online programs for prospective students, establish/maintain relationships with students/parents, high school/college counselors, teachers, and administrators to provide pre-admission advice and counsel regarding admissions processes, as well as reach out to advisors, faculty and pre-pharmacy/pre-health organizations at top feeder institutions, and build strong connections with other four year colleges/universities and local two year institutions.

The selected candidate serves as the primary point of contact for prospective students, fields questions, and responds to inquiries/concerns through various forms of communication/mediums; will evaluate effectiveness of recruitment strategies, make recommendations; compile, assess and interpret student data, event outcomes, recruitment and market area trends, report findings to leadership/faculty, and develop a database of collaborative and/or recruitment opportunities. Travel is expected.

Knowledge, skills, experience and education required include:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related field required e.g. in Higher Education, Health Professions, Communications,

A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in higher education setting, recruiting, admissions or graduate/professional advising, counseling or related experience required

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Public speaking experience and strong organization skills strongly preferred

Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to working with diverse populations and demonstrable ability of an awareness and sensitivity to socio-ethnic and cultural communication styles

Ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems, initiate and implement projects independently

Frequent travel, with heightened travel requirements during peak recruiting seasons (August – November and February – April) locally, statewide, and nationally. At least 60% overnight travel during peak seasons

Strong knowledge of student development and academic programming. Working knowledge of university / college academic and financial policies, academic admissions and records policies and procedures highly preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Blackboard required. Additional experience with social media is a plus

Membership in the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling (IACAC), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and/or the Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (IACRAO) preferred

Ability to travel up to 60 % of the time over designated recruitment territory (local and national) required.

For fullest consideration, qualified candidates must submit a full application packet via the university online application system at . Complete packets include the online application that contains the names and contact information of three professional references, a letter of interest and a resume/CV by February 18, 2020. Other forms of application will not be accepted.

The University conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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