Adult & Graduate Studies Recruiter

Full time, 12-months

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The Adult & Graduate Studies Recruiter is responsible for meeting the annual recruiting goals for all degree completion and master’s degree programs at Bluffton University. This position will act as a liaison between the Admissions office and the Adult and Graduate Studies Program Directors. This position will also support the overall admissions office by providing undergraduate admissions chats, tours and attend group visit events as needed.


Student Recruitment:

  1. Consistently meets the annual recruiting goals as established by supervisor.
  2. Research new ways to fill AGS prospective student funnel in collaboration with supervisor.
  3. Brings new recruitment strategy ideas to supervisor and implements the regional student recruitment strategy for all AGS programs, including AGS communication flow.
  4. Assist supervisor with launch of new AGS program marketing strategy development and execution (Master’s in Social Work and Master of Science in Dietetics).
  5. Schedules and conducts individual and group information meetings with prospective students. These meetings may take place at off-site locations, and other public locations including a prospective student’s workplace.  
  6. Visits classes periodically to stay in contact with students and to seek prospective student referrals.
  7. Maintains prospective student records on JRM (Jenzabar software) and makes follow-up contacts to assess continued interest in additional programs.
  8. Acts as liaison between admissions office and faculty in the AGS programs.
  9. Seeks frequent feedback from supervisor on implementation of the marketing and sales plans.

Program Representation:

  1. With direction from Corporate & External Relations Director, builds and maintain a large number of relationships with HR professionals, business representatives and community partners, meeting personally to discuss Bluffton University AGS programs and the Corporate Partner and Education Partner program benefits to their employees and company.
  2. Member of area Chamber of Commerce organizations and attend monthly meetings.
  3. Establishes and maintains rapport with area community colleges.
  4. Represents Bluffton at college and business education fairs.

Office Support:

  1. Supports the efforts of the overall admissions office by providing undergraduate admissions chats and tours, as needed.
  2. Attends undergraduate group visits as assigned by supervisor.
  3. Support undergraduate communication flow execution as assigned by supervisor.

Customer Service:

  1. Provides exceptional customer service.
  2. Communicates effectively with supervisor regarding daily on and off campus work schedules.


  1. Responsible for the periodic scheduling of receptions and orientations.
  2. Occasional evening and weekend duties as needed (determined by supervisor).
  3. Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of this job. 

  • Education and/or Experience: BA required; MA desirable. Prior experience preferred in recruiting, sales, marketing, and adult education in an academic setting.  Personal participation in an adult degree program is also helpful, but not required. 
  • Special Skills: As a frequent representative of Bluffton University to the public and corporate community, the employee must have high ethical standards and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Be highly motivated with strong organizational skills, technology skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks are vital. Integrity and honesty in conveying program information and respect for prospective students are essential.
  • Transportation: Dependable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or will be encountered by the employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position involves frequent travel by car for the purpose of public presentations and meetings. Public presentations may involve transporting and handling display materials of up to 40 pounds. Parking areas are not always convenient to the meeting location. Capable of general mobility around campus and meeting sites.

Applications are considered complete when the following materials are received at the office indicated below:

Send application materials to:
Attn: Robin Bowlus
Vice president for advancement and enrollment management
Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Employment decisions are based on merit and university needs, and not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. As a religious institution, Bluffton University expressly reserves its rights to appoint faculty and staff who share a commitment to the Christian faith which is consistent with the Mennonite/Anabaptist beliefs of the university’s founding and supporting church. EOE.