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Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 4837197
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Admissions Recruiter

Job ID: 266374
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for the development and/or implementation of outreach, admissions activities, and strategies to attract and manage a recruitment territory. Arranges and attends high school and two-year college fairs and makes high school visits as assigned. Works with parents, students, faculty, and staff as needed. May collaborate on the creation of marketing and communication collateral geared toward the assigned territory.


1. Promotes the university's academic offerings by managing a recruitment territory consisting
of high schools in and out of the state; attends targeted fairs, schedules onsite and offsite visits
2. Responds to student inquiries by working the front desk; responds to assigned work tickets and email inquiries from students
3. Maintains proper knowledge of the services and programs in order to properly counsel and advise potential students seeking admission
4. Assists with the planning, implementation and execution of special promotional activities and events (i.e. on and off campus events or advising, Open House programs)
5. Identifies the appropriate geographical and diversity markets and assess comprehensive enrollment program trends
6. Serves as a liaison to various campus departments to include coordinating training and scheduling
7. Provides admissions and information session coverage on both campuses as needed
8. Advises prospective-students individually and in groups regarding admission requirements
9. Assists prospective students with degree and course selection
10. Assists prospective students with navigating the university's academic and co-curricular landscape
11. Works with faculty and staff on communication, advisement and academic counseling related to
the general admission requirements for the university or college
12. May assist with training front desk student assistants

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
One (1) year of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Previous experience in higher education

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $40,800 to $43,175. Offers are based on relevant experience.

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to work with other student populations
Able to utilize a data-driven approach in program decision-making and evaluation
Able to maintain knowledge of proposed legislation, policies, or articulation agreements that may affect undergraduate admissions
Able to work in a fast paced work environment
Able to handle with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Familiar with recruitment-related technology and social media
Must be comfortable and knowledgeable of the travel commitments of a large-scale public university

Strong communication and negotiation skills, including professional writing, and public speaking;
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, BANNER, document imaging, student CRM databases, and reporting software); Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,, or by making a report here.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 50% - 74% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
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Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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