Enrollment Services & Outreach Coordinator-Lakeland Campus (130007)

Polk State College

Polk State College is located in beautiful Central Florida between the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando. It boasts a relaxed lifestyle with affordable housing. Polk County is noted to be one of most affordable place to live in the United States by the National Home Builders Association. With campuses in Lakeland and Winter Haven and centers in Lake Wales and Lakeland, Polk State College serves over 10,000 credit and 11,000 non-credit students. We seek diverse faculty and staff with a student-centered focus to support our service excellence mission and our world class vision. Employees at Polk State College enjoy excellent employee benefits, a unique workplace environment, and the opportunity to contribute to the services and traditions that make Polk State great. For additional information on the opportunity, please refer to the Job Description and Salary Schedule, located under “Employment Related Documents” on our “Careers” page.


At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This Enrollment Services & Outreach Coordinator position reports to the Dean of Student Services and is an excellent opportunity within the College’s Student Services department. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.



This position serves as the liaison between the college, its campuses and centers, and the community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing strong working relationships with various community agencies, school boards/systems, and other interested groups. Duties include researching and recommending various programs and curriculum offerings, promoting the college to underserved portions of Polk County, and raising awareness of the educational opportunities that Polk State College can provide.


  • Develop a comprehensive outreach and recruiting plan including defining target groups, specific strategies, outcomes and measurements.
  • Coordinate with local agencies and groups to find or create opportunities to promote Polk State College and its programs including Collegiate High School, Educator Preparation Institute and Corporate College.
  • Maintains college-wide outreach and recruitment calendar. Coordinates outreach and recruitment events with admissions, advising, financial aid, academic departments, EAP, EPI or other appropriate persons/departments.
  • Facilitate events and discussions with local agencies/interested parties to determine the needs/wants of local communities.
  • Attend and participate in local community events in an effort to promote higher educational opportunities.
  • Be knowledgeable about academic programs, dual enrollment, Institute of Public Safety, Allied Health and other special programs.
  • Maintain and prepare reports about outreach and recruitment activities and outcomes on a prescribed regularly scheduled basis.

This position is a level P13. Please review the Job Description and the Polk State College Salary Schedule here to ensure our pay ranges are within your compensation expectations. Generally, for exempt positions starting salaries are between the minimum and the midpoint (benchmark). For Career (non-exempt positions), it is between a Step 0 and a Step 5 on the appropriate level.”


  • Because this position will be required to regularly represent the College to a wide variety of community groups, the incumbent must maintain a presentable appearance and have good grooming skills.
  • Requires the ability to quickly make a favorable impression on persons from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Requires ability to work independently on broader assignments with the responsibility for the planning of work. Makes decisions within accepted standards.
  • Good organizational skills, with special attention to details.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Experience with the implementation of outreach and recruitment activities.
  • Experience developing print or electronic publications, brochures, and other informational materials.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with college personnel.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community involvement.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.

Preferred Education:

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a Master’s degree in Education or other related field.

Three to five years in working in student or academic services area on a college or university campus.

Preferred Experience:

Bilingual (Spanish/English) language skills are preferred.

We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-Term Disability, Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leaves, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers.


  • Reference checks and Level II background checks (fingerprinting) will be required prior to employment.
  • A completed online application consists of an electronic job application and a current resume. Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.
  • NON-INSTRUCTIONAL TRANSCRIPTS: For professional/salaried positions, submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer. Foreign transcripts must include an official transcript evaluation which interprets equivalency to U.S. graduate credits.
  • Eligible candidates who wish to claim Veterans' Preference for positions in qualifying categories can be found under the Employment Related Documents section of the Career portal and must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.
  • Note : Relocation assistance is NOT provided for this position
  • This position will close on 11:59PM, Sunday, April 1, 2013.
  • If you previously applied for this position, your application will be considered.

NOTE: We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at [email protected].

Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Submitting a resume online at an alternate job site could cause valuable screening information to be missed. A Polk State College eApplication is required in order to be considered for the position.

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Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.