Undergraduate Recruiting Specialist (College of Visual and Performing Arts)
May 1, 2018
Syracuse, New York
commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Director, the Recruiting Specialist is responsible for representing Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) by engaging prospective students and families, both on and off campus, with goals to increase visibility, enhance inquiry and applicant pools, and increase diversity pools. The Recruiting Specialist will play a key role in the admissions recruitment process by developing interest in VPA programs and building relationships with prospective students through information sessions, email and phone contacts and more.
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in the arts, design, or communication desired.
Experience in higher education recruitment or related field desired.
Job Specific Qualifications
Candidate should be personable and outgoing; must possess exemplary public speaking skills; excellent communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; desire to work collaboratively with colleagues with the office.
Promote VPA programs and guide prospective students/families through the admissions/matriculation processes. Conduct daily information sessions and communicate with all prospective VPA students via phone, email, and interviews. Serve as a primary recruitment contact for prospective students and families and back up to graduate recruiter.
Execute office functions and processes such as the training and management of the VPA Student Ambassador Program, facilitation and coordination of audition events, administration of online talent submission portals (Accept’d / Slideroom), portfolio reviews, email communications, development of recruitment presentations, etc.
Recruitment travel on behalf of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including evenings and weekends as required; potential events include National Portfolio Days, academic interest programs, high schools, college fairs, auditions, etc.
Assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of events/programs both on and off campus. May include evenings and weekends.
15% recruitment travel, including evenings and weekends as required. Peak time for recruitment travel takes place in the Fall semester.
In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
From its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has been the embodiment of Scholarship in Action: Education that transcends traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, entrepreneurial attitude, and engagement with the local, national and global communities. Today, the challenges of society align more than ever with our strengths. The iconic campus is situated amid the rolling hills of Central New York, itself a crucible of historic change and progress. Building on that foundation, SU continues to create opportunities for students and faculty to push limits, build pathways, and make connections that lead to new discoveries and transformational change. SU as Anchor InstitutionAs an anchor institution in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse University is building on its historical strengths and pursuing collaborations that simultaneously enrich scholarship and research and change the face of this older industrial city. Through extensive partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors, we create meaningful opportunities for students and faculty to learn and discover, while tackling pressing issues in our city that resonate in our nation and world. A Caree...r at SUSyracuse University employs nearly 5,000 faculty and staff and offers an outstanding and comprehensive compensation and benefit package. SU employees are offered a wide variety of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities while enjoying a diverse and inclusive professional workplace. Highly ranked programs such as the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the School of Information Studies, among others, attract many of the best and brightest people. SU contributes a significant amount of the cost of such benefits as health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and tuition assistance, valued at approximately 40 percent of an employee's annual wages and resulting in a generous total compensation package. Syracuse itself has been ranked among the most affordable places to live, and is within easy reach of the Finger Lakes wine country, the Adirondacks, and major cities such as Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Inclusive, Diverse, InternationalSU maintains an inclusive learning and working environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. To learn more about employment opportunities at Syracuse University, visit https://www.sujobopps.com/. To link directly to a listing of current job opportunities at Syracuse University, visit https://www.sujobopps.com/
BACK TO TOP
For customer support, please call 1-888-491-8833. We are open Monday - Friday 8:30am (EST) - 5:30pm (EST)