Coordinator of New Student Recruitment

McHenry County College

WORK WEEK:                      Days, evenings, and/or Saturdays will be required.

 PRIMARY PURPOSE:          Coordinate, plan, and implement projects/activities that will increase the recruitment rates of students, especially adult and historically low income, underrepresented, and educationally disadvantaged students on the MCC campus.


 Community Outreach:

  • Introduce MCC to prospective families at community meetings and neighborhood events

  • Address prospective student inquiries in person through student visits to the Welcome Center and through email and phone communication tools

  • Discuss admission requirements, procedures and curriculum with applicants, advise applicants as appropriate; and assist with the preparation of all correspondence to adult applicants

  • Conduct new student individual, group, and parent information sessions regularly on campus and in the community

  • Distribute marketing materials throughout the communities we serve

  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with local-area, appropriate market segments, community organizations, businesses, and civic leaders in support of adult and underrepresented student recruitment goals

 Intra-Network Collaboration: 

  • Support student life and student leadership development initiatives that relate to adult and historically low income, underrepresented, and educationally disadvantaged students

  • In conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, develop and maintain website content for adult and underrepresented students

  • Collaborate with the Office of Marketing and Public Relations team to develop messaging, strategies, tactics, and support materials for the recruitment of targeted populations

  • Support all programs developed by the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs through the collaboration, promotion, and participation of area high school students

  • Implement and evaluate established activities, programs, and services related to the recruitment of multicultural students. These events include, but are not limited to, high school multicultural leadership spring and fall conferences, bilingual financial aid workshops, bilingual workshops for parents on college admissions and financing college

  • In collaboration with the recruitment staff and the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, review programs, services, and activities, and make recommendations for change when appropriate

  • Establish relationships with faculty, students, and alumni as effective partners in adult  and underrepresented student recruiting

    • Provide, as needed, assistance with commencement-related activities

  • Develop appropriate and effective recruitment materials and coordinate campus visits for targeted populations and their families

  • Assist with developing, implementing, and assessing the College’s recruitment and enrollment management plan for targeted populations

  • Guide prospective families through the school selection and enrollment process

  • Follow-up with families to ensure they complete the enrollment process

  • Maintain a mechanism that permits systematic communication and follow-up to students

  • Maintain effective systems for tracking prospective students, student enrollment, and obtaining reliable commitment from returning students

  • Continually evaluate and suggest methods to streamline enrollment processes

  • Seek out and develop new adult and underrepresented student markets

Tracking and Assessment: 

  • Develop and coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all adult  and underrepresented student recruitment activities, programs, and services in collaboration with other departments

  • Assist in preparing comprehensive monthly and annual recruitment reports

  • Assist in tracking the recruitment needs and budget


  • Assist with the Supervisor of New Student Transitions with recruitment initiatives

  • Additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.                   


Two years of customer service and/or recruitment management experience. Experience in a higher education setting preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish preferred

  • Ability to efficiently assist students through decision-making process of choosing and enrolling        at MCC

  • Demonstrate attention to detail

  • Ability to organize data and follow-up with prospective students

  • Ability to communicate academic options to students in a customer-oriented manner

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Access, and web searches

  • Comfortable with individual and group presentations

  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and to prioritize

  • Ability to participate in continuous process improvement

  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the College and value the educational, occupational, and cultural differences of others

  • Ability to accept administrative vision and direction

  • Ability to be flexible

  • Ability to work under pressure with composure

  • Ability to grow with the technology and philosophical directions implemented by the College

  • Ability to safely lift and carry up to 40 pounds, unassisted

  • Must have a current valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to various locations for recruitment activities, conference, workshops etc.

  • Must be able to work in a highly quality-focused environment

  • Able to perform all of the essential functions, skills and abilities of the position

Application review begins November 2, 2012, and will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Please visit: / jobs for additional information and to download MCC Application form.  Mail or bring in person to:  MCC, HR Dept., 8900 U. S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.  Include with application your current resume, highest level college transcripts or certifications.