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Student Recruitment/Retention Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides information and assistance regarding post-secondary education to targeted groups. Counsels and advises students in career and vocational choices for the purpose of recruitment and retention. Assists students in completion of university applications and financial aid forms.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Student Recruitment/Retention Specialist Senior in that the main emphasis is on career counseling and incumbents do not typically take part in development of objectives, policies and procedures.

Examples of Duties:

  • Counsels and guides students in career exploration; administers and interprets vocational and interest inventory tests; helps students choose appropriate programs of study.
  • Obtains necessary information for students and assists with completion of complex admission and financial aid forms; serves as liaison between students and financial aid office in order to clarify various policies and financial aid procedures.
  • Conducts workshops of presentations for students or organizations pertaining to financial aid, career assessment, admissions information, goal setting, study skills, communication skills and value clarification.
  • Documents students' visits and maintains appropriate files; provides statements of services provided and specifics on students' cases.
  • Reviews students' progress; follows up on progress through personal contact and correspondence.
  • Counsels students regarding personal issues and problems; refers to other sources of counseling as needed.
  • Assists in development of recruitment and promotional materials, such as letters and flyers; determines when to send literature and prepares mailing list.
  • Prepares monthly or ad hoc reports on counseling statistics as required.
  • Assists in organizing career days, campus tours and various other events for prospective students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of techniques and principles of counseling.
  • Skill in interviewing.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Education or related field AND one year recruitment/retention, admissions or related experience; OR, Five years recruitment/retention, admissions or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Possession of a current Arizona Type D drivers license upon employment.


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