Admissions Counselor

Invitation to Apply:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at William Paterson University seeks a talented, customer service centered, enthusiastic individual to serve as an Admissions Counselor.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Opportunities to Contribute:

To the development of a comprehensive recruitment and engagement planning to identify and enroll ideal fit, academically committed and distinctly talented students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages assigned recruitment territories in order to reach recruitment goals.
  • Travels to high schools, college fairs and community based organizations or businesses in order to recruit students.
  • Conducts Admission and Financial Aid presentations.
  • Maintains flexible office hours during which time he/she is available to interview students, review applications, evaluate pertinent documentation and make admission decisions on assigned student applications.
  • Maintains contact with applicants utilizing all available communication tools to ensure completion of the application and to increase yield of accepted students.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with high school stake holders (guidance counselors and administrators) and community-based organizations.
  • Assists in all on-campus recruiting events.
  • Works independently to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the University in a positive manner.
  • Utilizes phone, email, and mail to communicate with prospective students, their families, and school counselors in a timely manner, providing superior student service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of one (1) year related experience in college admissions, higher education, or school counseling is required.
  • Strong customer service, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitates group presentations
  • Ability to interpret Admissions guidelines and policies
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Possess a valid driver's license for work related travel.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Ellucian's Banner student information system.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Familiarity in the use of social media platforms.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Supports student success
  • Thinks innovatively
  • Fosters strong customer relations
  • Possess working knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • Decision making

Invitation to apply:

Please click to Apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume or CV

Provide names/contacts of three professional references.

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search please email [email protected]

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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