Human Resources

Coordinator of Outreach

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Department: College Forest Resources & Envr Sci
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Management, Marketing/Communications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months


Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

Title of Position Supervisor


Posting Type

Internal & External

Job Description Summary

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Tech is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to work with College leadership in the area of outreach. This will include outreach to prospective students, outreach to employers of our students and graduates, and outreach to alumni.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Work with University Marketing and Communications (UMC) to promote the College’s brand to diverse audiences that include prospective students, employers, and alumni.
2. Work with UMC to maintain a strong web and social media presence through updates to College webpages, and postings to College and College leadership social media accounts.
3. Coordinate with College leadership to develop print newsletters and email updates to alumni and friends of the College.
4. Work with the university admissions office, College leadership, and other offices on campus to develop and implement a data driven outreach program to new and current applicants to our programs, including through social media and other communication channels. This should include utilizing students as ambassadors of our programs, programs that bring prospective students to campus (such as Summer Youth Programs), and processes for staying in contact with teachers and prospective students through all available media.
5. Oversee the development of articulation agreements with community colleges in collaboration with other College staff.
6. Oversee the College campus visit program for prospective students in collaboration with the recruiting office.
7. Visit high schools within the Upper Great Lakes region to build strategic alliances with teachers and administrators that share information about programs in the College.
8. Communicate branded information to high schools and regional recruiters
9. Partner with alumni relations to organize events to enhance experiences of Michigan Tech alumni during alumni weekend.
10. Organize events off campus that bring together alumni with faculty, staff, and leadership of the College.
11. Organize annual awards processes that recognize the contributions of alumni to the College.
12. Organize an annual natural resources career fair, provide outreach to employers of our students and graduates, and serve as liaison to University-wide career services and activities.
13. Organize events that provide outreach to College stakeholders, including social events that bring these stakeholders together in an informal setting. Serve as liaison to food services at the University.
14. Serve on College and University committees as appropriate.
15. Integrate safety practices into daily activities.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, communications, web design, or related and/or comparable work experience

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Experience with brand management and execution; writing, editing, and proofreading text for print and web, preferably in a higher education setting
● Demonstrated experience with social media sites, strategies, and messaging
● Experience with personal computers and software packages including advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, social media, online chat, and computer-based contact management systems
● Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
● Experience dealing with confidential information

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Experience working in undergraduate admissions, higher education student services, or closely related area
● Experience working with high school students in a marketing/recruiting capacity
● Demonstrated experience with personal, academic, professional and/or leadership development of students
● Experience developing social media, photography, and video strategies to meet organizational communication goals
● Experience in using and interpreting web standards (browsers, accessibility, validity)
● Experience using the OU Campus System
● Experience working independently with limited supervision

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Proven positive attitude with excellent oral/written communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
● Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, work independently, collaboratively, and thrive on challenges
● Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse individuals and behave inclusively within a diverse group of people
● Capability of prioritizing multiple tasks in a proactive manner based on University and College missions, meeting deadlines, and displaying attention to detail
● Demonstrated ability to understand customer needs, provide quality service, persuasively present ideas, and commit to customer satisfaction
● Demonstrated ability to build relationships with faculty, students, parents, staff, employers, and counselors
● Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and execute events
● Demonstrated willingness to adopt a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours
● Demonstrated ability and willingness to travel throughout the year for external recruiting trips
● Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated ability to comply with Michigan Tech vehicle use requirements
● Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work
● Demonstrated ability to develop and direct effective recruitment strategies and programs targeting undergraduate students
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Demonstrated success designing and providing recruitment programs to attract students
● Experience producing web-based communication campaigns, marketing materials, or large-scale publications, preferably in higher education settings
● Demonstrated ability to create and implement strategic plans based on university mission and vision
● Proactive and creative approach to problem solving
● Demonstrated ability to utilize current marketing and enrollment management strategies, database management, and current technologies
● Demonstrated knowledge of admissions computing and research technology

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

● The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting.
● Mobility to and from client meetings is necessary.
● The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Additional Information

  • For Diversity Statement, please reference the following:

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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