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Title: Recruitment Specialist
Reference No: 090114 - RS
Department: Trio
Closing Date: September 16, 2014
Classification:  Exempt


The Recruitment Specialist supports the daily recruitment and retention activities of the Educational Talent Search Program by providing direct assistance to the Associate Director by identifying eligible students from targeted high schools, collecting necessary applications and documentation, disseminating post-secondary educational information, and developing and implementing a variety of educational activities.  Most student contact will be individual and in large groups at the target schools. This position is a full-time, 12 month (September–August) administrative appointment reporting to the Associate Director of the Federal Trio Program/Educational Talent Search Program. 


  • Conduct financial aid, financial literacy, and PSAT/ACT and SAT workshops. 
  • Implement college orientation activities, assist with admissions and financial aid forms, college visitations, and career and academic workshops designed to prepare students for post-secondary education. 
  • Provide academic advisement to students enrolled in a rigorous curriculum as well as academic advisement for post-secondary course selection.
  • Collaborate with the Educational Talent Search Program office to assist students in the completion of all necessary paperwork for the successful admission to post-secondary institutions and appropriate support programs and services.
  • Serve as a liaison to community agencies, organizations, high schools, colleges and programs in the target areas to establish an extensive networking source for the purpose of identifying prospective students and accessing resources for program students. 
  • Assist with parent outreach education and parent conferences. 



  • Possess a minimum of good to intermediate computer skills and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to work with individuals and groups of students from diverse academic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Provide secondary school students needs assessment, advising, testing, financial aid and admissions information.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. 
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth from diverse backgrounds including African American, Asian, and Latino youth.
  • Ability to conduct research, compile data and present results in an accurate and useful manner.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage time appropriately and effectively prioritize duties and activities.
  • Demonstrated professional and personable telephone manner.
  • Ability to proactively identify interpersonal conflict.
  • Ability to engage in proactive and active listening.
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and rapport with customers and/or clients.



  • Driver’s license is required –this position requires regular travel to assigned target schools.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekend hours.



The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree with three to five years of experience preferred. The Candidate must have three to five years of experience working with secondary school students in public schools, education-related programs or TRIO-like programs.
Preferred candidates will additionally have knowledge/experience with student financial aid, scholarship applications and/or college admissions and have experience organizing/managing events and field trips involving large groups of students to tour post-secondary institutions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.





Title: Associate Vice President for Public Safety & Chief of Police
Job Requisition No: 127-14
Position Application Period: August 8, 2014 until filled


Position Specification (pdf)