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Requisition ID:  12036

Recruitment Specialist

Job Summary

The Recruitment Specialist counsels and assists prospective students in the college search and selection process with the goal to recruit well-prepared and diverse students into the Honors College. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Director with admissions and recruitment efforts across the Honors College including but not limited to meeting with prospective students and families, speaking to audiences as large as 1000 attendees, traveling to off-site recruitment events, reviewing applications, and event planning and management with the potential for added responsibility with program coordination and other special projects.  The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator with the ability to engage and build relationships with prospective students and families, high school counselors, and campus partners. Additionally, this position requires the ability to think critically and independently using problem-solving and judgment skills to make educated, professional decisions. 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to relate well to diverse constituencies
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as a proficiency in computer technology 
  • Represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels 
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds frequently and 20 pounds occasionally


  • Experience as an ambassador, tour guide, or other student services roles
  • Student Services customer service (Student Affairs practitioners provide services and support for students: academic advising, academic programs, teaching, career development, etc.) 
  • University admissions, student services, or event planning/management experience 
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud

Additional Information:

  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend hours
  • This position requires some travel 
  • A background check will be required for employment
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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