Full-time Staff: Recruitment Specialist

  • Apr 05, 2024
  • Kirtland, Ohio, United States
  • Full-time
  • Administrative and Staff - Full Time Positions

General Description of Position: The Recruitment Specialist represents Lakeland Community College and the Holden University Center in the recruitment of traditional students and adult learners by making formal and informal presentations on and off campus, managing an assigned territory utilizing the College's CRM (customer relationship management) software and conducting campus tours. Recruitment Specialists promote Lakeland Community College and university partner programs to external constituents, recruit prospective students, and assist students from the first point of contact to the point of admittance to Lakeland.


  • Serve as a resource, initial point of contact and liaison for prospective students including those interested in pursuing an associate degree or certificate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees; graduate certificates and endorsements; and non-credit professional development courses.
  • Respond to all student inquiries, provide appropriate referrals to college or partner representatves, and conduct follow-up activities to encourage them to apply.
  • Responsible for addressing all prospective student questions, via email, video, phone, chat via assigned territory, lead assignments, and recruiter-of-the-week assignments. Conduct one-on-one crash appointments in person or virtually.
  • Represent the college at off-campus recruitment activities (e.g., college fairs, recruitment programs, community events, employer visits, etc.), ensuring a ready supply of materials, assembling displays, and promoting the College through effective interpersonal communication.
  • Promote the College by visiting 30+ high schools in Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Cuyahoga counties and by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with guidance counselors and other school personnel.
  • Meet target recruitment and enrollment goals, is responsible for assigned recruitment territory.
  • Assist with organizing and implementing on-campus recruitment activities and presentations (e.g., college fairs, open house programs, campus visits, high school visitation days, virtual events and presentations, online appointments, Holden University Center Nights, third party organizations such as LEAF, etc.).
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the College’s educational programs and services and the general processes for enrollment.
  • Conduct online chats and presentations with prospective students and/or parents.
  • Prepare and deliver formal presentations for visiting groups and conduct individual and group campus tours.
  • Enter data from student inquiries into the prospective student database, process requests for information and make follow-up communications.  Utilize CRM Recruit software as one tool to recruit and assist students with the college acceptance process and university partnership program recruitment and enrollment. Referrals of prospective students to other on-campus constituents, and scheduling advising appointments with universitypartner advisors.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education/Training and Experience Required/Preferred

  • Associate's degree in related field
  • Three years’ work experience in a position(s) with responsibility for personal interaction (including formal and informal presentations to prospective customers) and maintaining a computerized database of prospective customers
  • Prefer Associate’s degree in Marketing and work experience in college admissions or recruitment office
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment including database software (Microsoft Office)
  • Skill in oral and written communications; listening and conveying information
  • Knowledge of basic principles of marketing and public speaking
  • Ability to work independently and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships

Physical Activity Level

  • Medium – Work requires lifting 20 lbs. frequently; 20+ lbs. occasionally and frequently walking or standing for long periods of time


  • This is a full-time, continuing status staff position. The work schedule of 40 hours per week requires flexibility for occasional evening and weekend assignments.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have a valid Ohio driver’s license and a driving record which qualifies the driver under the College’s insurance program in order to travel independently to various locations within the state.  (Travel is reimbursed at the current IRS rate )
  • Compensation for this position is at 06A on the Staff Salary Schedule. The minimum hourly rate for this position is $17.30/hour, with full college benefits including medical, dental, vistion, and life insurance plus paid time away (sick, personal, vacation, and holiday). See Benefits for Full-time Staff.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply for this position through the college’s Human Resources website. Please be prepared to do the following:

  • Complete all questions in the application*
  • Attach a current resume
  • Attach a cover letter summarizing your interest in the position and providing examples of your experience making formal and informal presentations to prospective customers

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

*To avoid difficulties when submitting your application, be sure your web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) is updated to the latest version and allow yourself sufficient time to complete the application since you WILL NOT be able to save a partially completed application and work on it later.

Lakeland Community College is an equal access and equal opportunity employer. We have a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, people with disabilities and people over 40. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. If your disability requires special accommodations to participate in the application/interview process, contact the Human Resources Office at 440-525-7575.