The Corporate Connections Specialist serves as a primary contact for Corporate Partners to aid in corporate relations, corporate engagement, student recruitment, and efforts to achieve enrollment goals. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Corporate Relations.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates and travels to businesses to engage Corporate Partners and promote student recruitment.
Familiarity with programs and opportunities available to our Corporate Partners within Ashland University.
Assists in creation of print and electronic communications used in new student recruitment.
Knowledgeable of trends and best practices to communicate with corporations, human resources, and student recruitment.
Creates and maintains communication flow plan for Corporate Partners.
Serves as the primary contact for Corporate Partner employees and family regarding application and enrollment at Ashland University.
Coordinates with the MBA programs office for those partnerships interested in MBA education.
Serve as the liaison to an academic college and other campus offices for Corporate Partner recruitment and enrollment.
Works with Admissions to create, schedule, and reserve locations, as well as provide admissions information for Corporate Partner recruiting events.
Responsible for annual reports to Corporate Partners.
Executes communication strategies (email, mail, call, text, social media) with prospective corporate partners in conjunction with the Offices of Corporate Connections and Marketing.
Maintains knowledge of current financial aid policies and procedures for Federal, State, and Institutional aid including an understanding of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution; Master's degree preferred.
Preferred minimum of eighteen (18) months of full-time work experience in recruiting, or account management, with business-to-business relationships.
Effective interpersonal and public speaking communication skills.
Ability to work unsupervised.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment.
Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism in both appearance and conduct.
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals both on and off-campus.
Willingness to travel.
Must have a valid driver's license and legal authority to work in the USA.
Willingness to work evenings, weekends, or as needed.
Willingness and ability to serve in the position for at least eighteen (18) months.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.