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Admissions Representative

Apply now Department: 3670003520 Recruitment and Admissions
Job no: 512491
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

Based in Manhattan, KS, this Admissions Representative serves as a spokesperson for the university to the general public with the goal of attracting new undergraduates (freshmen and transfer) to K-State by driving interest, applications and enrollment. This position will work on-campus in the Berney Family Welcome Center and will focus recruitment efforts throughout the state of Kansas as well as some out of state areas.  Primary duties include:  

  • Initiate and maintain a personal relationship with prospective students and family members throughout the recruitment process.
  • Apply knowledge of University such as admissions standards, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and academic programs in order to guide prospective students.
  • Support visitors to campus through presentations, individual appointments, and campus tours.
  • Travel approximately 60% in a recruitment cycle with some evenings and weekends required.
  • Develop travel schedule, use data and tools to determine priorities for event attendance, and be fiscally responsible with the travel-related financial support provided by the office.
  • Assist in the creation and execution of in-person and virtual recruitment events both on and off campus.
  • Review scholarship applications and make recommendations for awards.
  • Work closely within the K-State community and coordinate volunteer efforts of alumni, parent/family, current students, faculty, and staff to assist in recruitment strategy.
  • Have proficiency with technology and database systems to effectively support recruiting efforts.

We are hiring for other locations including but not limited to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Omaha, and Minneapolis. If interested, please submit a separate application.

Why Join Us:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions assists student and families in the college search process and transition to K-State. ORA offers quality programs and services designed to provide information, guidance, and access to our campus community.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (at time of appointment)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent organization skills, and the ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Strong social and communication skills with the ability to engage and present to others of diverse backgrounds.
  • Comfort in planning and conducting extensive travel independently, including evenings and weekends.
  • Possess a high level of energy and able to work under strict deadlines. Self-motivation, a team attitude, and a consistent commitment to a high standard of excellence are preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology (i.e. Microsoft Office including knowledge of Excel, customer relationship manager software) and efficient use of e-mail.
  • Helpful but not required is a K-State graduate with a highly successful collegiate experience.
  • Native or near-native Spanish language proficiency is helpful.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references
  1. If selected for an interview, we may request a copy of your transcripts(s) from any college/university where 12 or more credit hours were earned.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$39,780 annually  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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