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LeapYear Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

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LeapYear Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator in USA - Midwest

  • LeapYear
  • Full time
  • Email
  • USA - Midwest
  • May 21, 2019
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To apply, please visit the Naropa University Employment Site.


Position Title: LeapYear Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Job Code: AD117
Department: Office of Admissions
Reports to: Director of Admissions & Recruitment
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Status: Full-time
Pay Rate: $36,170.22 - $42,553.20 per year
Diversity and Inclusion: Tier I

Job Summary: Naropa University is seeking a dynamic, innovative, results-oriented Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for its gap year program LeapYear. This position reports to the Director of Admissions & Recruitment and is a key member in the Office of Admissions. Responsibilities include recruitment, outreach, travel, public speaking, and file management geared at increasing enrollment and meeting the University’s strategic goals with specific focus on meeting the recruitment goals for the LeapYear program.

Job Duties:
• Create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
• Meet aggressive enrollment goals for the LeapYear program in the fall and spring semesters.
• Manage an inquiry/applicant pool of undergraduate and/or graduate students to help the Office of Admissions meet their broader enrollment goals.
• Work with the Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions to create strategies for inquiry and applicant conversion including social networking, improved communications plan, recruitment travel, events, and other forms of outreach and marketing.
• Responsible for all aspects of the admissions process, including but not limited to: inquiry conversion, application processing, application review and assessment, maintaining up-to-date applicant data in the student information system, and yield work.
• Plan and execute national recruiting trips, with a particular focus from January through April, to attend gap year fairs, visit high schools, and other recruitment opportunities as needed. Travel up to 14 weeks/year.
• Conduct general group and individual informational sessions; conduct high school presentations regarding the benefits of gap year programs; meet with faculty and staff at potential feeder high schools to discuss program offerings for their students.
• Maintain knowledge of all Naropa programs and policies, and represent these accurately to prospective students.
• Coordinate and schedule admissions interviews for LeapYear applicantss.
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with counselors, especially gap year consultants and others who work in access-oriented agencies.
• Serve underrepresented populations and utilize training to work with the issues of diversity and inclusivity including access and equity in higher education.
• Maintain up-to-date information on the gap year recruiting field via list-serves, conference attendance, and research.
• Document all outreach activities daily in student information system.
• Produce and analyze reports to track progress toward enrollment goals.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions & Recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in any field.
• One to two years of experience in higher education, admissions, customer service, recruitment, sales or a related field.
• Minimum one year living, working, and/or studying outside of home country.
• Ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties. Knowledge, understanding, and experience working with students and families from racial and economic groups underrepresented in higher education.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and data base entry.
• Highly skilled written and verbal communication, multi-tasking, organization, negotiation, and public speaking.
• Ability to accommodate frequent evening and weekend work.
• Ability to travel up to 14 weeks per year.
• Valid Driver’s License which has been unrestricted for at least 3 years and a satisfactory driving record.
• Strong sense of initiative and self-direction; high level of motivation and flexibility; strong work ethic; commitment to teamwork; a positive attitude; sense of humor and service orientation. Prior experience and/or interest in gap year programming and progressive and contemplative education.
• An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
• Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and on-going self-examination.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Direct experience with gap year recruiting.
• In-country experience in Nepal, India, Guatemala, Costa Rica or related areas.
• Understanding of risk management and navigation of challenging environments, particularly in remote international settings.
• Conversational in Spanish language.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift 40 pounds occasionally.

Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online and include a letter of interest and resume.

Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.

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Naropa Full-time Benefits

At Naropa we recognize that our people are key to our success, and we are proud to invest in them. In addition to our rich intellectual and experiential work environment, Naropa University offers a premium benefits package for our full time faculty and staff. This package includes employer contributions towards a selection of Medical and Dental plans, Life and AD&D Insurance, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage.

We provide generous tuition remission for employees and their family members, including for-credit and auditing classes, as well as a tuition exchange program with 435 colleges and universities across the US that afford you the opportunity to continue your education. Naropa also provides a 403(b) retirement plan and RTD bus passes at no charge to full-time employees. We also have paid leave allowances for sick, vacation and personal time. More information on our benefits can be found on the Employment page on our website.  


To apply, please visit the Naropa University Employment Site.

$36,170 to $42,553 USD annually


Bringing together international experiential learning with a program of self-inquiry, LeapYear creates a "bridge year" to support students’ conscious transition from high school to college and development from adolescence into adulthood.