Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Position ID: 44644
Georgia Southwestern State University
Student Recruitment
Position Description
Job Description: 

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

This position coordinates student recruitment and retention functions for the college.


  • Coordinates recruitment and retention activities. (50%)
    • Develops and implements recruitment and retention strategies.
    • Promotes online programs through distribution of promotional materials and/or advertising efforts.
  • Provides academic advising support to students. (20%)
    • Counsels students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, and career planning.
    • Confers with Director of Online Learning to resolve student academic and/or behavioral problems.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports. (20%)
    • Maintains accurate and complete student records.
    • Completes annual reports of student enrollment, program effectiveness, and recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
  • More than one year of related experience preferred.

Required Documents to Attach

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of college admissions policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of degree program requirements.
  • Knowledge of  student recruitment and retention principles and practices.
  • Skill in the completion and maintenance of accurate reports.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Enrollment Services (Admin code)
Student Services (Admin code)
Career/Academic Advising - Student Career Guidance Serv (Admin code)
Student Admissions and Records (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
1 year
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator