Admissions Counselor (Two Positions)
Admissions Counselor (Two Positions)
University of San Francisco
The Counselor is responsible for creating and implementing a marketing and outreach plan based on USF's desire to enroll a highly diverse and talented applicant pool, and that supports and is in keeping with the University's enrollment goals. As tuition accounts for over 80% of the University budget, it is imperative that this position engages strategies with prospective students, parents, high school counselors, CBOs, and transfer advisors that contribute to meeting, if not exceeding, the yearly application, enrollment and revenue goals set by the university. This position represents USF Admissions in assigned regions throughout the year at secondary school visits, college fair programs, transfer days, and other recruitment events.
The Counselor is held accountable for reviewing all applications from designated region and maintaining the highest level of customer service with both applicants and school counselors/advisors. Counselors make independent decisions, regarding the students' eligibility for admission to USF, looking for students who have the academic preparation and the extracurricular experience, and are apt to apply, enroll, and graduate from USF. In all aspects of the role, it is imperative to establish a strong working knowledge of the University, academic programming, and admissions. This position has a particular focus on diversity and inclusion through the recruitment of underrepresented populations in alignment with the goals of the University's mission.
• Develops and maintains an informational, active communication system with high school and college students, parents and counselors; counsels student applicants concerning admission, academic programs, financial aid, career planning, and housing options if applicable.
• Identifies, recruits, and enrolls prospective students in a designated market; manages a recruitment territory; develops recruitment strategies; plans and arranges all phases of regional and local travel; conducts office-based contact by mail and phone with students, and parents.
• Reads, interprets, and evaluates students’ academic credentials and makes admission/denial decisions; assists with scholarship appropriation.
• Participates as an active member of the recruitment team; assists with special programs and projects; participates in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies; compiles data for reports; maintains confidential files; plans work and establishes priorities.
• Assesses and analyzes results of recruitment and program management efforts and develops and implements appropriate changes based on the analysis. Contributes to the yearly planning and evaluation of overall office marketing and evaluation strategies.
• Develops and implements visit and other special event programs for prospective and admitted students with particular focus on multicultural student programming and initiatives that effectively increase matriculation and ensure safe and informative experiences for students and their families
• Participates in the development and implementation of special programs such as application workshops, community outreach efforts, and group visits to campus. Advises families of prospective students on financial aid to ensure completion and submission of appropriate financial aid forms in a timely manner
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required with 1-2 years of relevant experience in enrollment or student services preferred, ideally in a four-year college/university setting.
• Strong presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
• Ability to develop relationships with many different constituencies such as students, families, faculty and staff colleagues, and to establish and communicate with appropriate contacts in a timely way to ensure smooth running of special events and projects.
• Ability to work independently, to successfully plan, prioritize, and multitask, to work with minimal supervision, and to follow through and meet deadlines
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, diverse, and team-oriented environment.
• Must have a valid US Driver’s License
• Must be willing and able to travel and work nights/weekends
• Ability to lift packages of 35-40 lbs.
• Commitment to Affirmative Action goals
• Understanding of and commitment to USF’s Vision, Mission and Values in creating a learning environment that nurtures a faith that does justice.
• Spanish, Mandarin or Tagalog speaker a plus.
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For information on how to apply, please visit the following link: www.usfjobs.com
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.