Veterans Admissions & Academic Counselor

Posted Date 1 week ago(2/10/2018 1:01 AM)
Number of Openings
1
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Staff
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
2018-3290
Campus
St. Paul
Department/Unit
Dean of Students - Student Affairs
FLSA Status
Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
12
Benefits Eligible
Yes

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Veterans Admissions & Academic Counselor.

 

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Veterans Admissions & Academic Counselor plays a vital role in recruiting, enrolling, and advising incoming veteran and military students. The Veterans Admissions & Academic Counselor is the first point of contact for prospective military and veteran students, manages a recruitment territory, actively analyzes data, develops marketing strategies and makes admissions decisions to achieve the Veteran enrollment goals of the institution.

 

This role communicates with prospective student veterans about credit transfer and the application process, academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, housing, and costs/financial aid. The Veterans Admissions & Academic Counselor continues to serve enrolled St. Thomas military and veteran students by providing individual academic advising, assisting in degree planning, and connecting advisees with appropriate university resources as necessary. Night, weekend work, and travel are requirements of this position.

 

This is a three-year, donor-funded, position with possibility of renewal.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Student Veteran Recruitment: Meet with prospective military and veteran undergraduate students and present information regarding the St. Thomas experience, the admissions process, and university information through a variety of channels and provide quality customer service to all impacted audiences. Work with student veterans to guide them on veteran policies and veteran benefits.  Serve as a liaison to graduate admissions, collaboratively supporting their recruitment of military and veteran graduate students.
  • Academic Advising and Planning: Provide academic advising for undergraduate veteran and military students via in-person, e-mail, phone appointments, and drop-in advising services. Provide education and guidance in regard to the St. Thomas core curriculum and academic programs. Interpret degree evaluations and communicate with appropriate university departments to assist in degree evaluation edits/corrections. Assist students with course selection, course sequencing, and four-year graduation plans.
  • Admission Application and Credit Transfer Review: Assist in the evaluation of applicant’s academic record and any scholarships or grants extended to admitted students. Prepare evaluations of how students’ previously earned credit will transfer to St. Thomas and present this information during personal appointments, telephone calls, and electronic mail. Explain official degree evaluations to admitted students. Review Dean’s Form and collaborate with Dean of Students Office when needed for guidance.
  • Course Registration: Facilitate course registration for veteran and military student veterans. Conduct individual registration appointments for new veteran students. Assist with advising needs for new students before/during/after the Orientation & Registration program, as needed. Assist student veterans with issues related to transfer credit, course petitions, and degree requirements.
  • Territory Management and Data Analysis: Analyze recruitment data with the university CRM and enterprise system to strategically manage a recruitment territory and to determine travel and communication plans. Implement effective technological communication and measure its success. Develop and implement new strategies, communication plans, and events to generate additional interest in St. Thomas, help student veterans complete applications, and enroll at St Thomas.
  • Individual Projects/Collateral Duties: Remain current on the scholarship of academic advising, student development, and student recruitment; representation on campus committees, including the Veteran Services Committee; Technology development (e.g. website development); programs, services and outreach to engage veteran and military students with academic planning and support resources.
  • Event Planning and Implementation: Oversee the planning of various events, both on and off campus, for prospective military and veteran students. Work with campus vendors, faculty, current students, and other community members to provide a campus visit experience that positively influences enrollment yield objectives and revenue at the University of St. Thomas. Work with student services coordinators, faculty, and student club leadership to coordinate group visits.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least four years of experience in program administration/office management
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications 

  • An earned master’s degree
  • Experience as an academic advisor/counselor, and as a tour guide, student ambassador, intern, or related higher education experience, etc.
  • Related experience in marketing, sales, event planning, sales, territory management, relationship building, and customer service
  • Experience working as a/working with veterans  

 

HOW TO APPLY

On our Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and pasting a job specific cover letter.

 

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website which can be found at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. 

 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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