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Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college with
two campuses located just minutes from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ.
The Journal Square campus sits at the center of Journal Square in the center of Jersey
City, next to a major PATH station and transportation hub, while the Union City campus
sits adjacent to a vital light rail station.
Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College
offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses
of Hudson County, one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United
States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College
Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was a finalist for the American Association
of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New
Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary
Arts Conference Center and in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus Project, and in 2015
for the state-of-the art, award-winning Glen Gabert Library Building.
The College is currently searching for a full-time Admissions Recruiter to serve on
Located at the North Hudson Campus (Union City, NJ), individuals will implement student
recruitment initiatives and coordinate various recruitment activities in support of
the strategic enrollment initiatives of the College.
- In consort with the Dean of Enrollment, participates in the implementation of short-term
and long-term strategic planning initiatives for the Admissions Department that support
the College’s mission statement and contribute to the implementation and maintenance
of efficient and cost-effective recruiting and admissions processes and procedures.
- Coordinates, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates student recruitment programs
for schools and the business and industry community to promote the College and its
programs, to attract students and increase student enrollment, and to emphasize the
College’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to a diverse and multi-cultural
community may coordinate recruitment initiatives for a specialized program.
- Interviews, counsels, and admits day/evening applicants in accordance with established
College policies and procedures, applicable federal guidelines, established Student
and Academic Affairs policies and procedures, and the rules and regulations defined
by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Supports, monitors, processes, and evaluates student transfer credits to compare and
determine the applicability of prior course credits earned at sending college to HCCC’s
course requirements. Interacts directly with transfer students and appropriate representatives
of sending colleges/accrediting agencies to obtain and clarify prior credits earned;
consults course catalogs of sending colleges/accrediting agencies to determine and
validate transfer of credits.
- Actively participates in external and internal College recruitment programs via public
and media presentations.
- Coordinates and actively participates in Open House events and College tours at various
on-site and off-site campus locations.
- Completes and maintains various recruiting and admissions documentation and records.
- Effectively collaborates with all staff members of the Enrollment Services Department
and Student Affairs Division to work towards the achievement of common goals.
- Actively participates in the development and implementation of process improvement
systems specifically related to recruiting operations and administrative activities
to streamline operations, enhance existing procedures, and increase the operating
efficiency of department operations.
- Continues to develop professional skills through independent research, networking,
attending seminars and workshops, etc., to maintain awareness of current and changing
trends in education and specific to recruiting and admissions. Remains knowledgeable
of regulatory issues specific to student recruitment and admissions, general enrollment
services, and administrative activities.
- Represents the College to current and prospective students, guidance counselors, and
external constituencies. Projects a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance,
confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, and personal integrity at all
- Performs other student recruitment services and activities, as required. Actively
participates in special projects, as required. Remains flexible and adaptable in
work schedules and work assignments as defined by College and departmental needs.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of a Bachelor degree in a related field required with experience in recruiting
- Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle for transportation to off campus events,
- Must be located at our North Hudson Campus, 4800 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Union City,
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of admissions standards and recruitment objectives and principals required
with the ability to plan, organize, and implement related programs and activities.
Ability to plan and implement marketing strategies and programs required. Effective
verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal, and customer service skills
required to effectively collaborate with prospective, new and existing students, Division
Deans, faculty, advisors, counselors, and all levels of employees and management.
Computer proficiency and knowledge of automated admissions and student information
systems also required. An understanding of and commitment to the role of a comprehensive
community college in an urban multi-cultural setting also required, with prior experience
in working with non-traditional students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
being essential. Bi-lingual ability preferred.
Send letter of application with references, resume, and salary requirements to:
Matthew Fessler, Dean of Enrollment
70 Sip Avenue, 1st Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence
in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to
ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment
are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position
being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.