Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Employment at SXU

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Graduate Recruiter

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff
Department: Graduate and Continuing Education
Position Scheduling: Full Time
Function: The primary responsibility of this ‘sales position’ is the recruitment of potential graduate students to Saint Xavier University. The Graduate Recruiter will meet with students in person, conduct on-campus and online presentations to groups of students and communicate with students via phone, email, and mail with a goal of obtaining leads and converting the inquiries into applications while managing the relationship from point of application up to enrollment. During the application process, this professional will also be responsible for the evaluation of application files to verify that students meet all program requirements.

This professional will manage an assigned recruitment territory which will include travel to yearly off-campus recruitment events. However, the recruiter will also need to find new audiences to target for enrollment. The Graduate Recruiter will also be responsible for seeking out, building and nurturing relationships with local industry to create Educational Partnerships.

Graduate recruiters use relational database software to manage recruitment activities and communications. A successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality student service in a fast-paced work environment, meet performance benchmarks, and build quality relationships with all constituencies within the Saint Xavier community, faculty, staff and administrators.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, high level of energy and drive, and an entrepreneurial spirit are required. Attention to detail, ability to work in fast-paced environment and competitive industry are necessary. College admission experience, sales experience, strong business acumen, and experience working in a goal-oriented environment are strongly preferred. Excellent oral/written communication skills and group presentation skills required. Excellent technical/computer skills required – including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, etc. A mindset for marketing and promotion is very valuable. Ability to travel locally and potentially out of state – access to automobile and valid driver’s license is required. Evening and weekend work may be required – especially during peak recruitment periods. Commitment to teamwork is essential. Experience working with a diverse population of constituents is a definite plus! The University’s ongoing commitment to diversity also extends to the recruitment of all qualified individuals who may be eligible to hold this position.
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Description of Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30. Weekday evening and Weekends may be necessary to cover orientations and special recruiting events.
Temporary Position: No
Items to Include:
Cover Letter
Three References
Contact Information: Saint Xavier University,
Office of Human Resources
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.  EOE/M/F/D/V