Specialist, Recruiting

Austin Community College

Highland Business Center, TX

ID: 7194167 (Ref.No. R-5293)
Posted: November 16, 2023

Job Description

Job Posting Closing Times: Job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M. on the closing date e.g., at midnight on the day before the closing date.

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Specialist, Recruiting

Job Description Summary:

To identify target markets of potential students, recruit students, build a diverse pipeline of applicants, and track progress to enrollment at Austin Community College (ACC).

Job Description:

Hours: Mondays - Fridays; 8:00am - 5:00pm; Occasional Evenings and Saturdays

Description of Duties and Tasks

1) Makes presentations and recruiting visits to provide information to prospective students about Austin Community College (ACC), including areas of study, college life, student support and resources, and career as well as transfer options.
2) Attends college fairs, visits schools and/or community organizations, conducts campus tours, and participates in other special events to recruit prospective students to the college.
3) Advises students; explains degree pathways, admissions and registration procedures, provides assessment and financial aid information, and other requirements necessary for enrollment.
4) Provides on-going quality communication, effective customer service, and advising support to prospective students by using consistent, effective outreach and follow-up contacts including in-person activities, phone calls, and digital communication;  documents and tracks contact data into computer systems ensuring compliance with any regulatory requirements.
5) Provides support for establishing the long-range pipeline of student prospects, including visits to middle schools or support of summer youth activities popularizing a college-going culture.
6) Establishes and maintains an active role in the community in order to recruit prospective students.
7) Assists in developing recruitment materials.
8) Maintains and updates records and files on recruitment activities along with collected student information using Salesforce and other software;  creates and submits reports.

* Best practices for higher education recruitment and enrollment strategies.
* College recruitment, admissions, procedures, programs, and careers.
* Public relations and customer services principles.
* Student database systems.
* Salesforce
* Multicultural education programs and systems.

* Maintaining an established work schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
* Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy.
* Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
* Public speaking skills in preparing and enthusiastically making individual and group presentations.
* Interacting with persons of diverse backgrounds.
* Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
* Able to collaborate with others in a team focused environment.
* Able to quickly establish rapport and engage prospective students.

Technology Skills
* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience
* Two years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience
* Two years experience in college student recruiting or advising.
* Experience to include experience with Salesforce or similar software.

Required Education
* Bachelor's degree.

Other Preferred Qualifications
* Knowledge or experience with Salesforce
* Writing communication skills including online and social media formats.
* Bilingual in English and Spanish.
* Knowledge of workforce and adult education programs.

Physical Requirements
* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.


* Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Salary Range

$45,760 - $52,576

Please Note:  ACC job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M on the job posting closing date (midnight on the day before the closing date).  Please apply prior to the job closing date and time.

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

December 1, 2023

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.