Undergraduate Freshmen Admissions Counselor

Location
Springfield, MA
Posted
Feb 16, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


ABOUT AIC

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

JOB DESCRIPTION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Advise prospective and incoming students on families on all matters related to admission.
  • Review complete applications, including accurate data entry in admissions CRM.
  • Telecounseling, including outreach phoning to prospective students at different points in the recruitment process, financial aid phone calls, visit/event invitations and other phone calls as needed.
  • Schedule and conduct recruitment-related travel throughout New England, including attendance at high school college fairs, high school visits, guidance counselor visits, and other travel as needed.
  • Conduct in-person visits with prospective students and families.
  • Email follow up with prospective students and families.
  • Create, implement and manage communications for recruitment territory, including visit emails
  • Manage one office initiative (example: liaison to coaches, oversee student ambassador program, liaison to alumni, coordinate social media, etc.)
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required Degree(s): Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred Field of Expertise: College recruitment and admissions, specifically as a tour guide, student ambassador, or student-leader. Extensive travel (10-12 weeks per year), evening and weekend work are required. Candidates must be available and willing to work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • Required Training/Cert: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to travel and work a varied schedule with flexible hours; ability to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to represent to office and College in a professional manner and to conduct compelling and persuasive presentations to small and large groups.
  • Ability to adapt and problem-solve as needed, especially under pressure
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude, strong commitment to customer service, and student focus
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Ability to quickly learn new database systems.
  • Able to identify a need and take initiative to address that need.
WORK SCHEDULE

The Undergraduate Freshman Admissions Counselor is full time, twelve month, exempt position not limited to 35 hours per week. This is a benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department. Extensive travel as well as evening and weekend work is required.

TO APPLY

Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

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AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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