Admissions Counselor

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Admissions Counselor position within the Office of Admissions.

Admissions Counselor– recruit and enroll the necessary quantity and quality of student(s) deemed essential for the university's survival. Represent the university to internal and external constituencies. Participate and in some instances lead project and process management teams. Manage a territory and actively contribute to analyzing data and developing marketing strategies and plans to ensure success in territory. Share in the responsibility of generating in excess of $40,000,000 in new revenues each year for first-year, domestic students. Master the university's customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise systems and use data to manage a large recruitment territory and a personalized communication plan. Manage an inquiry pool in a specific recruitment territory that is nearly 5000 students and work with 200-700 admitted students each year. Learn financial aid basics (federal and state and institutional regulations/policies and procedures) and articulate same to prospective students and parents and high school counselors. Use ever-changing technology to reach students using social media tools and other technological tools. Actively participate in efforts to engage the community in the recruitment of students. Participate in community outreach activities within various civic groups and high schools.

  1. Recruit students: meet with students and parents on and off campus to “counsel” regarding college selection and the University of St. Thomas; represent the university at college fairs, high school and community visits; requires mastery of university information and the ability to build relationships with a variety of people and diverse populations; requires a great deal of direct contact with a variety of constituencies including high school counselors, students, parents, career counselors, colleagues from other institutions, state and national organization representatives
  2. Analyze recruitment data and use information to strategize; use data to manage a recruitment territory and to determine territory travel, outreach and communication plans; create targeted marketing strategies and events designed to reach specific audiences being mindful of working toward university goals related to student quality, diversity, headcount and net revenue goals
  3. Actively serve on project and process teams; student of color recruitment and outreach, Catholic youth recruitment, contribute to event planning (hosting in excess of 6000 guests per year), contribute to the creative development of communication plans and all activities related to the recruitment of students
  4. Learn, master and implement electronic communication and recruitment strategies and social media initiatives: Texting, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Instant messaging, blogs, web writing, etc.
  5. Serve on various cross functional teams throughout the university that impact the recruitment and retention of students; other duties as assigned
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.Minimum qualifications: BA/BS and one (1) year of experience in an academic setting, preferably in Admissions.

Preferred qualifications: Professional experience or experience as a tour guide, student ambassador, intern, student leadership role or related higher education experience, etc.; related experience in marketing, sales, event planning, sales, territory management, relationship building and customer service preferred.

Valid driver's license required. Night and weekend work and travel is required.

Successful completion of a background check after hire is required.

Knowledge of: Computer applications related to the work; business arithmetic; university academic units and programs; student recruitment and retention issues; university admissions policies, standards and procedures; use of a number of hardware and software applications and cutting edge e-media; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.

Skills in: Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; ability to build relationships with a variety of constituencies; independently perform professional analytical and programmatic work in the area(s) to which assigned; carrying assigned analytical project through, from data gathering to completion; using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines; using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work; ability to develop and deliver presentations to varied audiences both on and off campus; ability to manage a very large caseload and still build personal relationships; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

Ability to work in and move about an office setting; ability to use a computer and other office equipment; ability to transport boxes of materials weighing up to 30 lbs; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to commute to off-site locations for meetings; ability to read printed materials and a computer screen; ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

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.

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

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer