Transfer Specialist

Cookeville, TN

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number


Working Title

Transfer Specialist

Job Title


Job Type



Admissions Office

Job Purpose

Be part of an exciting Office of Admissions team and help students decide to earn a college education. Recruit prospective transfer students from post-secondary institutions and assist them through their early transition to Tennessee Tech until the time of their enrolling in classes.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

Coordinate, plan, organize, and participate in various visitation programs to community colleges and satellite locations to recruit prospective transfer students. This includes building relationships with community colleges throughout Tennessee and forming relationships with community college instructors to encourage classroom presentations. Work with CRM Specialist to develop communication plans specific to transfer students to move prospects through the enrollment funnel. Review new transfer student applications, determine eligibility for final application review, and work with the processing team to decide which applicants are qualified for admission in a timely manner. Communicate personally with prospective transfer students to assist with their needs in order to increase matriculation. Schedule, promote, and host transfer visit days at Tech and off-campus transfer recruitment events on community college campuses. Advise and propose solutions to the Assistant Director on issues that may create barriers to students' seamless transitions to Tennessee Tech and assist with all on-campus recruitment activities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. A valid driver's license. Willingness and ability to travel as needed (both daytime, nighttime and weekends). Experience working with high school and/or college students. Enthusiastic, creative, goal-oriented, innovative, and outgoing. Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and oral communication skills. High level of energy and self-motivated in addition to being able to work responsibly without supervision both individually and within a team environment. Comprehensive understanding and experience using software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and fundamental concepts of computer systems. Ability to establish immediate rapport and to communicate effectively (written and orally) with prospective students, parents, high school guidance counselors, and other staff on campus.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience as an Admissions Recruiter and/or two years of experience advising transfer students. Experience with customer service, public speaking, public relations, student services, marketing, writing, or guidance/education/counseling areas. Experience planning and coordinating projects and/or events. Experience evaluating transcripts. Experience with utilizing a CRM, texting platforms, and various social media outlets. Experience with Banner or other student information system.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Additional hours when needed for events and special transfer student visits. Extensive travel is required.

Compensation and Benefits


Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date


Screening Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and email addresses for three references at time of application. If selected for interview, references will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Other Documents
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 09/27/2022