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Recruitment Specialist

Ozarka College in Melbourne is seeking qualified applicants for Recruitment Specialist.  The Recruitment Specialist works under the direction of the Director of Admissions & Student Engagement. The Specialist is primarily located on the main Ozarka College campus in Melbourne and provides support to all activities related to recruitment, admissions, and student engagement.


  • Represent Ozarka College and communicate all available higher education opportunities at local events, workshops, high school campuses, agencies, and other outlets; 
  • Guide students through the admissions process and assist with registration and testing of new students; 
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries and organize campus visits; 
  • Track, monitor, and communicate with all applicants regarding his/her status through the admissions process.
  • Assist with College events (e.g., New Student Orientation, Scholarship Reception, Registration and Financial Aid Nights, Holiday Event;
  • Assist Director with Student Engagement activities (e.g., Ozarka Ambassador program, Student Government Association);
  • Promote scholarship opportunities and;
  • Understand and stay current on admissions and program requirements, registration, front-line financial aid, college policies, and other college resources. 
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities;
  • Serve on assigned committees and task forces;
  • Travel extensively throughout the College service area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong consideration for education background in the following areas: Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Human Relations, or Business;
  • One year of experience in communications, public relations, or related field;
  • Experience is desired in Higher Education in the area of admissions, recruiting, financial aid, scholarships and/or marketing strategies;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written communication, and computer skills as they relate to the specific position requirements;
  • Ability to stand for extended periods and occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning, professional development, organization, and team building;
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the two-year college philosophy;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, high school counselors and administrators, and the community; 
  • Must be energetic, a self-starter and responsible to work independently; 
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout a four-county service area and beyond as necessary; some weekend, evening, and overnight travel involved.

Deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, August 16, 2019 or until a qualified applicant has been selected.  To apply, submit a letter of application, Ozarka Employment Application, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:


Remit to:
Ozarka College
Office of Human Resources
Attention: Recruitment Specialist Search Committee
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-2002/FAX (870) 368-2094

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

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DeEdra Steed
Director of HR
Contact Information:

Director of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P.O. Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556
870.368.2094 fax