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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. 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 required.

Manager, Student Recruitment-Retention

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3013

UW Job Family: 35

SOC Code: 21-1012

Pay Grade: 21

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Develop, implement, coordinate and manage a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan; coordinates the operational functions of a complex program(s) for a designated department under very limited supervision. Serve as liaison between a variety of representatives/governments and the University of Wyoming.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • University, state and federal policies, rules and regulations.
  • Finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Admissions standards.
  • Student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  • Community outreach practices.
  • Student registration, academic, and residency requirements.
  • Grant research and writing processes and techniques.
  • University resources and outreach programs.
  • University recruitment and retention plans.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Coordinate and manage program goals and strategies.
  • Coordinate and organize meetings and special events.
  • Interact with students, faculty, and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Write and edit effectively and at an advanced level.
  • Make procedural and administrative decisions and judgments.
  • Develop and maintain positive and continual contact with prospective and current students.
  • Collect data, program statistics, and prepare reports.
  • Assess program's strengths and weaknesses and make improvements.
  • Effectively communicate and use excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Develop and present student development workshops.
  • Provide awareness training.
  • Manage time and prioritize to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor students.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Prepare budgets and manage fiscal responsibilities.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Develop and deliver presentations.
  • Develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Develop, implement, coordinate and manage a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan, as assigned.

Develop short- and long-term goals and objectives and revise as necessary; develop and implement a comprehensive plan for delivery and assessment of program objectives and goals.

Develop and maintain positive liaison relationships to support program goals and objectives; consult with others inside and outside of the University to assist students associated with the program; provide technical assistance to ethnic minority organizations and students.

Maintain positive and continual contact with prospective and current students to enhance program success.

Develop recruiting and funding strategies; plan and write grant proposals; write reports on status of funded projects.

Provide data collection, program statistics, prepare reports and maintain program files.

Direct and supervise the program personnel functions including hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff.

Develop and present student development workshops; train or provide training and awareness programs as requested.

Supplemental Functions:

Regular travel in the State of Wyoming and occasional travel outside the state may be required.

Develop and monitor budget(s); disseminate funding and monitor expenses against budget allocations.

May participate on teams and committees related to program(s), as assigned.

May perform additional special assignments as directed.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment. Occasional travel may be required; some positions may require work in a constructional hazards area.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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