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Enrollment Officer – Athletics

Posted: May 26, 2021

Title: Enrollment Officer
Location: Hancock, MI
Department: Admissions
Supervisor: Dean of Enrollment
Category: Full-time (12 month) / Staff / Exempt

Position Summary: The Enrollment Officer is responsible for acting as a liaison between the university
and prospective students and their families. This position requires an individual who can work
independently in recruiting students and in collaboration with the admissions team. This position is a
professional representative of the university and is expected to conduct himself/herself in a manner
consistent with the university’s desire to promote a positive image and provide quality student service. Up to
20% of this position requires travel and over-night stays.

Finlandia is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. The
University is committed to offering liberal arts-based, globally connected, international, ecologically
sensitive, spiritually engaged, and career-focused baccalaureate and associate degree programs, as well
as community education opportunities. A dynamic Lutheran institution located in the pristine beauty of
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the University fosters intellectual challenge, open dialogue, service to others,
and an entrepreneurial response to a world characterized by change.

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
2. Good driving record and valid driver’s license
3. Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, organizational, and computer skills
4. Strong work ethic, integrity, and a positive attitude
5. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required
6. Availability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally as required

Desired Qualifications:
1. Previous experience recruiting or working with underserved students
2. Experience in admissions in liberal arts setting and/or recruiting/sales
3. Experience working with collegiate student-athletes
4. Knowledge of financial aid policies and procedures

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Develops expertise in communicating important facts and information about Finlandia University
and the admissions process, both in face-to-face and virtual settings
2. Assist the intercollegiate Athletic program coaching staff with recruitment, enhancing the process to
continue the enrollment growth of quality student athletes
3. Continually meet and plan to exceed enrollment targets
4. Accommodate a fluctuating working schedule that may include both evening and weekend
5. Understand details of academic programs including curriculum, philosophy, structure, costs,
financing opportunities. Tell a compelling story about the value proposition for each program. Stay
current on program evolution and new program development
6. Utilize CRM (EMP) to document all activity, interactions, and statistical records of prospective
students and applicants
7. Develop best practices for collaboration and communication with the coach(es) of each athletic
program assigned
8. Make regularly scheduled recruitment visits to organizations and community colleges to meet with
prospective students and influencers
9. Plan recruitment activities and other special events in collaboration with deans, program chairs,
faculty, and staff to ensure quality representation of the university’s programs
10. Develop positive relationships and work closely with student financial services, housing,
academics, athletics, and the registrar on enrollment and recruitment activities
11. Consistently conduct follow-up meetings & communication with all prospective students to ensure
successful matriculation
12. Plan and develop travel itineraries and corresponding details.
13. Collect and prepare proper documentation for reconciliation and reimbursement of expenses
14. Guide & process students through the entire college application process including application
completion and gathering required documents.
15. Complete additional tasks as assigned
16. Adhere to university policies and procedures
17. Work collegially and professionally with students, employees, and external university constituents
18. Demonstrate support for and engagement with Finlandia’s strategic vision to become more fully a
whole learning community accompanying the whole student toward a whole life.
19. Perform other duties as required

Application Procedure
E-mail a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position along with a resume to:


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Finlandia University participates in the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions must have
their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. We are interested in every qualified
candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

As a learning community Finlandia University recognizes and affirms the dignity and worth of all people and cultures. We will strive to provide an institutional climate
that does not perpetuate or tolerate forms of discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a qualified and diverse faculty, staff and student
Finlandia University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability, religion, veteran status, familial status, height, weight, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law in admissions, employment, athletics, programs, and activities. The
following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or gender equity concerns:

Fredi deYampert
VP Academic Affairs/Title IX Coordinator
(906) 487-7301