Visiting Undergraduate Recruiter
The College of Media (CoM) seeks a 12 month, 50% time visiting academic professional to coordinate recruiting activities for the College’s undergraduate programs. The College of Media administers the Advertising, Agricultural Communications, Journalism, and Media & Cinema Studies majors. There are approximately 1,100 students enrolled in CoM programs. This position will primarily be based in the greater Chicago/Collar Counties region. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
The Visiting Undergraduate Recruiter (VUR) will:
- Will work with CoM administrators, to develop and implement recruiting strategies, programs, and events to attract high school students and community college underclassmen students to majors in the College of Media
- Develop comprehensive plans for travel and outreach based on the strategy of recruiting a highly diverse and talented applicant pool
- Work closely with the College’s communication director to develop recruiting materials that inform, educate, and attract prospective students
- Identify and attend events involving high school and community college students, attend college and recruiting fairs, and develop a number of signal College of Media recruiting events
- Importantly, the VUR will develop relationships with high school and community college administrators and counselors and similar stakeholders
- Develop relationships with media focused high school and community college clubs and societies, and foster relationships and provide outreach with organized media focused high school activities
- Develop and implement an effective social media campaign to increase awareness of Media majors and career with high school and community college students
- Work with the College’s Admissions Dean to coordinate prospective students meetings with current students and/or faculty/staff members
- Build and maintain a database of recruiting contacts
- Serve on College of Media Recruitment Committee
- Work collaboratively with the University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and its recruiters. Serve on UG Recruitment and Yield Committees
- Represent the College of Media at recruitment programs and special activities as assigned
- A bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a media field
- Two or more years of relevant professional work experience at an administrative level, in a media focused professional field, student recruiting, or student advising
- Extensive project management experience, with excellent attention to detail
- Self-starter with an ability to work independently and as a part of a team
- Demonstrated effective public speaking skills; excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
- Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment
- Valid driver’s license required
- A master’s degree in a media field
- Experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Knowledge of career opportunities in fields related to Media
- Familiarity with the requirements of Media majors
- Strong organizational and administrative skills
- Commitment to excellent customer service, with a high priority placed on responding quickly and thoroughly to inquiries from prospective students and stakeholders
- Being an effective self-starter
- Fluency in a second language preferred
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by January 20, 2015. The committee may begin reviewing applications before the close date but no decision will be made until after the close date. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, current resume and the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your experience. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Jane Dowler at (217) 333-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a visiting 12-month, 50% academic professional appointment with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Position may become non-visiting and/or the percent time may change in the future dependent upon funding and programmatic needs. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
Advertising Capstone Instructor/Lecturer
If you are passionate about hands-on advertising education and are ready to teach at one of the top advertising departments in the world, the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is looking for you. We invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor or Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is a 12-month appointment with a proposed start date of August 16, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Your primary mission will be to educate and motivate our bright undergraduate students both inside and outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, you will be teaching the capstone campaigns course known as the Sandage Project. The founder of the department, Charles H. Sandage envisioned a curriculum that emphasized the “why of advertising” – not just the “how.” Every senior must take the Sandage Project prior to graduation. In this course, students will integrate the concepts, experiences and skills they acquired in the curriculum with a service-learning project for a professional non-profit client. Outside the classroom, you will be mentoring our students through a range of professional development opportunities including the nation’s largest students AAF chapter. You will be pursuing these academic goals in a pleasant college-town community with a modest cost of living and easy access to the Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis metropolitan areas.
Candidates with Ph.D. by time of appointment will be reviewed as a Lecturer; Master’s candidates will be reviewed as an Instructor. The successful candidate will have extensive professional experience, in advertising, public relations, marketing communications or a related discipline. Traditional classroom, in addition to online, teaching experience is not required but will be highly regarded.
The Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois was established in 1959 by Charles H. Sandage, considered by many to be the “father of advertising education.” Today, the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising celebrates the Sandage legacy and vision with a program that is broad enough that students learn critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, yet is also professionally relevant. Our faculty incorporates these values in teaching and scholarship that is focused on understanding, evaluating and communicating the many facets of advertising. We offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in advertising. Our students can also pursue a Ph.D. in Communication and Media through the Institute of Communications Research in our College of Media.
How to Apply
Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 20, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at email@example.com or 217-333-2351.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)
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