University Support Services LLC (USS) is the North American correspondent for St. George's University (SGU), a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. SGU has helped change lives through its more than 20,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.
The Trainer, Student Recruitment is responsible for developing and delivering competent and engaging training across all departments within the Office of Marketing and Enrollment with a primary focus on working with our field and in-house recruitment teams. The Trainer determines skill standards that should be met and assesses gaps amongst in-house and field recruitment teams to develop training materials, activities, strategies and evaluations that support effective and consistent messaging and best practices across all student channels. The Trainer calibrates and collaborates with various teams and leaders on diverse training needs, ensuring all policies, procedures and changes are communicated in a timely and well-constructed manner. The Trainer is a key advocate for team development and success amongst SGU’s student recruitment efforts. The Trainer, Student Recruitment will partner in a close and collaborative way with all members within the student recruitment division, reporting into the Vice President, Student Recruitment.
Identify and proactively address opportunities to increase the effectiveness of in-house and field recruitment staff within the Office of Marketing, Recruitment and Enrollment Operations (MREO).
Drive effective and ongoing instruction specific to student recruitment and customer engagement.
Deliver training and development of in-house recruitment teams focused on communication, positioning, overcoming objectives and creating strong relationships with prospective students and other key constituent groups.
Deliver training and development of field recruitment teams focused on communication, position, overcoming objectives and presentation skills. Coach teams on body language, captivating storytelling, one-on-one interaction and how to make a presence amongst large volumes or groups.
Gather feedback from marketing and enrollment teams and analyze trends and data to assess training requirements and needs. Conduct performance gap analyses to determine additional training needs.
Provide customized 1:1 training to individual team members.
Develop and effectively deliver new hire training and onboarding for constituents within the Student Recruitment area.
Manage and deliver enrollment follow up training and development training to all marketing and enrollment members.
Coordinate with subject matter experts on the training of applicable topics.
Ensure appropriate training methodologies are used for each trainee to ensure success in the field.
Develop and maintain training and reference materials, providing staff with job aides as appropriate.
Assist in the development of evaluation methods that measure training success.
Implement effective training policies, procedures and programs.
Develop and training new and existing staff on training subject matters.
Coordinate and schedule training activities both in-person and virtually.
Present topics in a dynamic, engaging and effective way.
Keep training materials updated and effective in order, flow and learning curve.
Make recommendations to improve recruitment efforts and student interaction. Update and revise course content and teaching methodologies to maintain relevancy.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Dynamic individual who on a daily basis demonstrates passion, heart, positivity, and teamwork.
Demonstrated outstanding presentation and phone sales skills with the ability to translate best practices to colleagues.
Develop and maintain strong professional, collaborative relationships with in-house and external recruitment staff and Marketing & Enrollment leaders.
Well-spoken and articulate; strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate well both written and verbally.
Able to effectively and proactively build relationships with employees, peers, University staff, and administration.
Genuine interest in helping staff excel in their roles, responsibilities and student outreach.
Strong commitment to teamwork and customer service.
Able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Significant organizational skills with ability to set priorities, identify and solve problems, and be responsive to customer and employee care.
Ability to represent the Office and the University in a highly professional manner.
Strong computer skills including MS Office suite.
5+ years of training experience, university admissions and sales experience preferred, with a proven affinity for customer service.
Background in sales, training and coaching, or learning and development.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business preferred.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
This job is performed in a positive, creative and collaborative environment.
Hours and Travel
A typical work week is 37.5 hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.
Flexible hours required to implement initiatives and execute deliverables. There will be required events outside of the normal working hours, including weekends.
Local and out-of-town travel to deliver recruitment training as determined by the Vice President, Student Recruitment.
About University Support Services/St. George's University
About University Support Services: University Support Services LLC is a Delaware limited liability company located in New York providing services under contract to St. George’s University Limited, a Grenada corporation and the owner and operator of St. George’s University, which includes the St. George’s University School of Medicine and the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine.
About St. George’s University: St. George’s University is a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies. With more than 17,000 graduates across the world, the University offers medical and veterinary medical degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees.