Institute of Agricultural Technology/Michigan State University

Academic Affairs and Recruitment Coordinator/Specialist-Advisor-Continuing

Posted on July 3, 2024
Institute of Agricultural Technology/Michigan State University

Position Overview

The Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) empowers students to succeed in the diverse industries that make up the agricultural and environmental sector, from farming to food processing to forestry. With 15 certificate programs and several locations across the state, IAT offers hands-on, career-centric curriculum that equips students to succeed professionally and make a lasting impact to promote the common good. With more than a century of experience, the IAT is committed to propelling agricultural and environmental stewards toward a more innovative, sustainable future.
Reporting to the IAT Director, the Academic Affairs and Recruitment Coordinator will collaborate with program coordinators to enhance student experiences and achieve strategic goals.


Key responsibilities include:
• Advising and Student Support (50%): Provide guidance on degree requirements, leveraging MSU's student information systems. Facilitate
professional development opportunities for coordinators and engage in university-level meetings to support student success initiatives
• Curriculum Development (30%): Oversee curriculum updates, accreditation processes, and enrollment management. Analyze data to inform program enhancements and resource allocation decisions.
• Recruitment and Outreach (20%): Develop and execute strategic recruitment plans in collaboration with community colleges. Integrate
marketing efforts to enhance brand visibility and broaden access to IAT programs.


Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s degree in agriculture, natural resources, higher education, curriculum development, student affairs, or a related field.
• Three years of professional experience in higher education, with a focus on program management and stakeholder coordination.
• Strong commitment to innovation, collaboration, and student-centered practices.

Desired Qualifications:
• Five years of experience in recruitment, admissions, student affairs, or advising within higher education. 
• Proficiency in data analytics and experience with curriculum development and accreditation processes.
• Demonstrated ability to build and nurture relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.

How to Apply

Submit the following materials at the link provided: 

• Cover Letter

• Resume/CV

• Contact information of three professional references

• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to DEI can support a diverse and inclusive community of students, colleagues, and partners.

Review of applications begins July 15, position is posted until full.

Application deadline: July 31, 2024

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.