Admissions Counselor

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/28/2021 2:44 PM)
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
330051
Campus
St Paul
Department/Unit
Enrollment Services
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 an Admissions Counselor position within the Enrollment Services Department.

 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

 

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 position of Admissions Counselor plays a vital role in recruiting, building relationships with and enrolling the necessary quantity and quality of students to meet the enrollment goals of the university. The Admissions Counselor is the first point of contact for students and families, represents the university to both internal and external constituencies and participates in community outreach activities within various community-based organizations and high schools. They manage a recruitment territory of 3,000 – 7,000 inquiries and 200 - 700 admitted students each year and actively contribute to analyzing data, developing marketing strategies and making initial admissions decisions designed to achieve the goals of headcount, academic quality, diversity and net revenue objectives. They communicate admission policies and financial aid (merit based aid, scholarships, and federal/state/institutional regulations policies and procedures) to prospective students, parents and high school counselors. The Admissions Counselor uses ever-changing technology, including the Salesforce CRM and Banner, to communicate and track interactions with students.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Student Recruitment: Meet with students and parents on/ off campus and virtually to counsel and present information regarding college selection and the University of St. Thomas, including the Dougherty Family College. Master and effectively communicate university information through a variety of channels and provide quality customer service to all impacted audiences throughout the college search. Build relationships with diverse populations and is the first point of contact with a variety of constituencies including high school counselors, students, parents, career counselors, colleagues from other institutions, state and national organization representatives. Serve on various cross functional teams throughout the university that impact the recruitment and retention of students.

 

Territory Management and Data Analysis: Analyze recruitment data and use information to strategize and manage a recruitment territory and to determine travel and communication plans. Create targeted marketing strategies and events designed to reach specific audiences and university profile goals in a recruitment territory. Implement effective technological communication and measure its success.

 

Application Review: Guide students and families through the application process, including questions regarding timeline, scholarships, admissibility and admission decisions. Evaluate admission applications and make recommendations for the admissions committee regarding individual student admission decisions. Educate students regarding dual enrollment options and transferability of courses to St. Thomas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a relevant field 
  • Experience in an academic setting, preferably in Admissions
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to transportation by employment start date. Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required. Successful completion of a background check and driving record check after an offer is extended is required.
  • Nights, weekend work, and travel are requirements of this position

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a tour guide, student ambassador, intern, or related higher education experience
  • Bilingual speakers such as Spanish, Hmong, Arabic or Somali preferred
  • Related experience in technical CRM, cultural competence, marketing, sales, event planning, sales, territory management, relationship building, and customer service

 

HOW TO APPLY

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

 

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


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

 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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