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Admissions Representative

Apply now Department: 3670003520 Recruitment and Admissions
Job no: 515352
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services, Community Development / Community Vitality
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is seeking an Admissions Representative to serve as a spokesperson for the university with the goal of attracting new international students to K-State. This position will travel primarily internationally to drive interest, applications and enrollment of both new undergraduate and graduate students. 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 opportunities, and academic programs in order to guide prospective students.
  • Travel approximately 60% in a recruitment cycle with 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.
  • Support visitors to campus through presentations, individual appointments, and campus tours.

This position will be housed on the Manhattan, KS campus in the Berney Family Welcome Center – an $18 million dollar University facility. It is the premier location for prospective students, families, current students, employers, donors, alumni, and community members.

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in international education with a focus on recruitment, admissions, advising, marketing, advertising and/or communications.
  • Fluent in English.
  • 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 both in international and domestic markets.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of higher education structure in the United States.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in a second language is helpful.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$41,388 - $52,764

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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