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Now hiring: Recruitment director

June 16, 2022

July 16, 2022

The School of Health Professions is accepting applications for a Director of Recruitment.

This position will coordinate student recruitment activities for the School of Health Professions, primarily focused on K-12 populations. They will supervise and direct staff working in the SHP recruitment office and the Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team.

This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean and will work closely with the Student Services team to coordinate programming as needed (e.g., for new student orientation).

Job responsibilities

  • Develop and annually update strategic plan for recruiting activities focused on undergraduate programs in SHP.
  • Track and evaluate recruitment activities to assist with strategic planning for recruitment.
  • Meet with prospective students and families one-on-one or in small groups and provide accurate information about the school.
  • Give presentations in high school classes, with high school counselors, and to groups of prospective students visiting campus.
  • Plan recruitment trips to high schools and to select events targeting select populations.
  • Attend recruitment events hosted by the University of Missouri Office of Admissions inside and outside of Missouri.
  • Select, train and manage recruitment graduate student worker(s) and/or part-time staff and/or student workers assisting with recruitment activities.
  • Select, train evaluate and lead the SHP Student Ambassador Leadership Team, which is comprised of approximately 30-45 student leaders.
  • Collaborate with SHP Marketing and Communications office and academic departments as needed to develop and provide consultation on recruitment assets and collateral materials.
  • Coordinate and direct summer outreach programs for select students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, in collaboration with other MU units when applicable.
  • Coordinate the Friends and Family Forum, and/or other similar activity, for new student orientation.
  • Work with SHP diversity and inclusion coordinator on recruitment strategies for underrepresented populations.
  • Job development and other duties not otherwise specified.


Salary Range: $47,476 – $84,505
Grade: GGS 010
University Title: Program Manager II Student Support Services

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Minimum qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred qualifications

Experience working in student-facing positions, particularly in recruitment, preferred. Master’s degree optional.


Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Some evenings and weekends are required.

Benefit eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

Application materials

Completed online application, cover letter, and resume/cv.

Applications should be submitted on-line through the University of Missouri website: (search for Job Opening 42377)

Application deadline

Applications will be reviewed until well-qualified applicants are identified to advance to the interview process.

About the School of Health Professions

The MU School of Health Professions (SHP) is the University of Missouri system’s only school of health professions and the state’s only public health program located on a health sciences campus. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, SHP faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and discovery. Read more.

With programs in rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging sciences, public health. and social work, graduates of the School of Health Professions fill critical roles in health care. The school is comprised of eight departments and 13 disciplines, each with their own specialized accreditation processes. The school also hosts a satellite program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy.

Health professions account for more than 60 percent of the total U.S. health care workforce. Jobs in health professions are projected to grow at least through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The school is an important member of the University of Missouri Health System. Other members include the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics and University Physicians.

About Columbia

Columbia, Missouri, is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Diversity commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.