The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications and nominations for our Coordinator of First Year Recruitment position. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University and Region
UTK is the state's flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 170 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and Research & Analytics. The Office of Enrollment Management is committed to our Vision, Mission and Values. We are passionate about fulfilling our land-grant mission of accessible education and making an impact that will transform lives through the student experience.
This an on-campus position with some hybrid/remote work schedule flexibility.
This position will oversee and coordinate the onboarding and mentoring of regional and Knoxville-based first year recruitment staff to ensure recruitment goals are met and contribute positively to overall enrollment goals for the University. They will work with the Assistant Director of First Year Recruitment in developing strategic recruitment initiatives for a recruiter's territory designed to attract competitive in-state students and/or out-of-state students. This position will collaborate with Assistant Director in establishing in-state and/or out-of-state recruitment goals by leveraging data from assessments (ACT & SAT) and other sources to develop recruitment plans and conduct market analysis. This data driven approach informs territory, and overall recruitment goals, and ultimately drives our planning and strategy to achieve the University's enrollment goals. This position will be prepared to counsel a diverse set of prospective students and parents and represent UTK and Undergraduate Admissions at recruitment events. This position will also coordinate and manage the scheduling of travel, visits, and general office duties. This position will review prospective student applications for the purpose of determining admission and scholarship.
Internal Number: 239031
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.