Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Coordinator of Recruitment, Marketing and College Relations for the Semester in Spain program. The Coordinator of Recruitment, Marketing, and College Relations represents Semester in Spain (SIS) to the students, faculty, and administrators of U.S. partner institutions. Through strategic campus visits and online communication, the coordinator recruits and supports prospective students from inquiry to enrollment. This individual designs and guides marketing efforts to introduce the program to a wide audience and maintain relationships with program alumni. The coordinator serves as a welcoming and professional point of contact for our 30-40 supporting colleges and universities.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to the following:
Oversee the recruitment of students from inquiry through enrollment.
Maintain an engaging communication plan with prospective students via email, text, social media, phone calls, and direct mail.
Plan recruiting trips and visit 15-20 colleges and universities per semester.
Make class presentations, host an information table, and participate in study abroad fairs to connect to prospective students and initiate their relationship with SIS.
Create and implement innovative marketing plans to support strong enrollment in Semester in Spain.
Design digital and print materials.
Design and edit content of the SIS website.
Administer all SIS social media to highlight the program, inform prospective and current students, and engage alumni.
Evaluate the effectiveness of individual marketing efforts.
Cultivate relationships and partnerships with supporting and prospective colleges.
Visit consortial campuses regularly to meet with faculty and study-abroad personnel to introduce the program and learn about the goals of their students.
Initiate connections and visits with 3-5 prospective colleges per year to develop new partnerships.
Invite professors to visit TCCSevilla and organize their visits with the Spain staff.
Coordinate short-term group study trips for partner high schools or colleges.
Contribute to SIS initiatives to continuously enhance the program.
Report back to the International Director and On-Site Director feedback from college visits that can inform SIS program initiatives.
Synchronize recruitment, marketing, travel plans, and enrollment efforts with the U.S.-based team to maintain seamless communication regarding program operations.
Travel to Spain at least once per year to accompany students, become reacquainted with the program, and consult with the On-Site Director, faculty, and staff members at TCCSevilla.
Assist the International Director in evaluating the program for growth and compliance through program goals, college policies, and accrediting and governmental agencies.
Gather and report out feedback from current students through web-based surveys.
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree is required and experience in college-level admissions and recruitment, marketing in higher education and proficiency with photo and design-publishing software is preferred.
This role is best supported by an individual who can
organize and adapt travel plans while maintaining prompt out-of-office communication.
analyze program information to optimize clarity and tone in messaging.
evaluate plans and creatively redesign them for the benefit of the program.
confidently represent SIS.
communicate with intercultural sensitivity.
This position is travel-focused during the fall and spring, amounting to 12-16 weeks a year and sometimes including weekends. Travel includes domestic trips to college campuses and one international trip per year to TCCSevilla. The employee must have a valid driver’s license and passport. This individual will participate in a collaborative work environment both in a traditional office setting and through electronic communication while traveling. Regular travel includes plane, car, and public transit.
Applicants should be prepared to provide the following during the online application process:
Brief cover letter
Written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church
About Trinity Christian College
Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,000 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, criminal justice, and exercise science. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education, business, and psychology. Trinity Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.
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