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Character Initiatives Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Date Posted 11/10/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Character Initiatives Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator is a grant-funded position responsible for developing a comprehensive outreach, recruitment, and communication strategy for the Ed.S. program and character-based professional development opportunities. Reporting to the program director of character and virtue education in the school of education, this position will work closely with the Ed.S. program leadership, the office of marketing and communication, graduate admissions and field specialists, and faculty and staff in the school of education. 

The coordinator will increase awareness and knowledge about Saint Mary’s Ed.S. program and character-based professional development opportunities through site visits, events, correspondence, and other marketing such as digital and print media. Establishing new partnerships with educational leaders and school districts while also cultivating and managing existing relationships is essential. The coordinator will work with field specialists to grow enrollment in the Ed.S. program and should have demonstrated success with persuasion and negotiation skills in writing, public speaking, and public relations.

Candidates with experience and expertise in all areas of outreach, recruitment, and communication are welcome to apply. We seek outstanding candidates who desire to support students and prepare future educational leaders. The school of education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks to attract, retain, and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community. Successful candidates must possess a commitment to the ideals of our university mission: Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. 

In 2019, Saint Mary’s received a $1.7 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop an enhanced curriculum in the Ed.S. program that emphasizes the moral character of educational leaders. The University of Birmingham's (UK) Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue framework is a model for this work. Other components of the initiative include establishing a summer institute on character and virtue in leadership, character-based professional development, and supporting partner schools. 

At Saint Mary’s, educational leadership is not only what the leader knows but also who they are. Our practitioner-based curriculum is designed to equip students with sound theory, practical skills, and personal formation to become an educational leader of both competence and character. Designed for busy adult learners, the program consisting of 29 credits is taught online.  

  • Supporting potential students and growing Ed.S. recruitment (50%)
  • Maintaining existing relationships and establishing new partnerships with school leaders and school to grow awareness about professional development opportunities (30%)
  • Administrative support with character and virtue initiatives within the school of education (20%)
Essential Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to represent the school of education in a professional manner
  • Ability to self-initiate and execute projects and plans
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with several areas of the university as well as external partners 
  • Availability to travel and work evening and weekends as necessary
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of experience with outreach, recruitment, or communication strategy

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Michael Hahn, Assistant Dean of Education
Contact Email mhahn@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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