Requisition ID:  30293

Online Recruitment Specialist

Job Summary

The Online Recruitment Specialist is a fully competent and productive professional that is part of the PUO Student Acquisition Team (Recruiting + Admissions + Marketing) and plays a pivotal role in elevating awareness and enrollment in Purdue University's online programs. Charged with recruiting and guiding prospective students through the enrollment process, the Specialist serves as an ambassador for the university, delivering guidance and essential information about online programs, admissions criteria and ensuring a seamless transition to Purdue University. We seek a dynamic individual to represent Purdue University's online programs with utmost professionalism across diverse recruitment opportunities and modalities, thriving in a fast-paced environment, and demonstrating a strong commitment to inclusivity among prospective learners, team members, and external partners. This role is best suited for individuals who are highly driven, customer service oriented, self-starters, and who can work effectively and collaboratively in a virtual work setting. 


As an Online Recruitment Specialist, your central role involves close direction from the Senior Manager, Recruitment and Engagement teams, and collaboration with marketing strategists to execute impactful strategies for driving prospective students to apply and enroll in Purdue University online programs. You’ll work collaboratively to surpass annual recruitment targets by staffing engagements with industry partners, community organizations, and higher education institutions. This includes organizing engaging recruitment events, delivering presentations to diverse groups, and utilizing various outreach methods. Operating predominantly in a remote capacity, flexibility for evening and weekend work is essential, with an anticipated 10-20% travel commitment during peak times to attend in-person recruiting events such as grad fairs, conferences, and on-campus activities as well as annual team gatherings. 


This is a Dual Level posting to be filled as a P2/P3 level, based on education, experience, and skills.


This posting represents two vacancies.


This position will be hired as fully remote.  

What We’re Looking For:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Human Resources, or related field
  • Two years’ experience in one or more of the following:  customer service, student recruitment, admissions, or related 
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience


Skills Needed

  • Professional experience in student recruitment, enrollment, or admissions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and prior exposure to a database system; ability to create standard documents and reports. 
  • Ability to work with large populations of students
  • Ability to empathize and form relationship


What is helpful (Preferred):

  • Master’s strongly 
  • Four years’ experience in student recruitment, admissions, or related
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and prior exposure to a database system; ability to analyze and present data effectively
  • Experience with online programs
  • University experience, especially with Purdue University system tools such as, Cognos, Slate, SharePoint, etc. 

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • This posting represents two vacancies
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Job Family

Learning Support

Job Sub Family

Continuing Education

Employee Class


Career Stream

Compensation Information:
Professional 2
Pay Band S065
Link to Purdue University's Compensation Guidelines  
Job Code #20003609
Link to: Career Path Maker 

Professional 3
Pay Band S070
Job Code #20003610

Effective August 1, 2022, a background check will be required for all internal employees who have not had one within the last year. 


Professional 3
Pay Band S070
Job Code #20003610