SPP is Hiring an Outreach Assistant

UConn Hartford campus
A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The School of Public Policy (SPP) is seeking a 20-hour/week Recruiter to lead recruitment efforts for the School’s executive-track Master of Public Administration program (“MPA Fellows”) which is expanding to the UConn Stamford campus for the spring 2024 semester. The Recruiter proactively identifies prospective students and works with them throughout all stages of the admissions process from inquiry to application submission. This position is responsible for working with communicating with prospective students daily, generating new leads with substantial follow-up, maintaining inquiry information in a CRM system, attending in-person and virtual recruiting events, and hosting in-person and virtual information sessions. The position is based at UConn Stamford in Stamford, CT but is part of the School of Public Policy team based at UConn Hartford. In-state travel throughout Fairfield County as well as evenings and weekends will be required in support of program needs.


  • Developing the overall recruitment strategy for the MPA Fellows in Stamford including, but not limited to, information sessions, workshops, and outreach to public and nonprofit sector organizations.
  • Leading and executing regional recruitment initiatives to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Creating, preparing, and updating promotional materials for recruitment, info sessions, event promotions, company visits, and University visits.
  • Developing print, digital, and email campaigns, and web content.
  • Serving as a liaison and first point of contact between prospective students and organizations.
  • Generating leads, establishing, and maintaining relationships with prospective students through calls, emails, meetings, and other initiatives as necessary.
  • Entering lead information into a CRM system and maintaining an inquiry database.
  • Creating reports regarding prospective student data to develop strategic recruitment strategies and identify and document student tracking methods to determine yield rates from various outreach activities.
  • Initiating and maintaining regular communication with prospective students to provide a high level of customer service, as the first point of contact, and counseling prospective students throughout the application process.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours on occasion in support of the School, and/or program activities.


  • Experience planning and promoting programs or events.
  • Experience utilizing technology in work responsibilities.
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) technology, such as Slate or similar software.
  • Proven experience working well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent ability to work effectively with students as well as external agencies/groups and the public.
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.


This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, temporary position located at UConn Stamford in Stamford, CT.


Applications should include a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position and any preferred qualifications.

Email application materials to School of Public Policy Director Mohamad Alkadry at mohamad.alkadry@uconn.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.