Transfer Admissions Counselor

Job description

Posting DateJune 11, 2019 Position TitleTransfer Admissions Counselor Vacancy #V-1665 DepartmentUndergraduate Admissions DivisionStudent Devel And Campus Life Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Operations & Transfer Services, this position recruits prospective freshman and transfer students and evaluates transfer credits/credentials upon students’ admission to Montclair State University. This position requires a work schedule consisting of evenings, weekends, and overtime during peak periods of operation.

  • Reviews and processes applications; makes determinations of eligibility and recommends admission and/or approval of the applicant to the university for a particular program
  • Coordinates transfer work operations, evaluates academic transcripts for course equivalencies, maintains and organizes documentation
  • Screens, verifies, and evaluates data on admissions applications and transcript materials
  • Assists in the development and delivery of on and off-campus events and programs
  • Represents the college by participating in or speaking at conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Recruits at high schools and community colleges within the tri-state area
  • Advises and counsels applicants regarding program offerings, activities, and services
  • Possesses the ability to understand, analyze, interpret and apply established law, college policies and procedures, regulation, precedents, and guidelines
  • Facilitates initial communication between accepted students and academic advisement to assure a positive transition that leads to matriculation
  • Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, recommendations, and prepare correspondence
  • Maintains essential and confidential records and files
  • Serves on ad hoc and standing university committees
  • Manages special populations and their admissions process as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Qualifications & Requirements


  • Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent as determined by hiring authority
  • A minimum of three years of professional work experience in higher education, in a directly related position; Master’s degree may be substituted for up to two years of experience
  • Experience with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office products and an integrated student information system; a demonstrated ability to learn new systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think independently
  • A strong interest in working in a fast-paced, service-oriented, diverse environment
  • Retain the ability to think creatively and analytically to continuously improve services and information provided to prospective students and their parents
  • A valid driver’s license and full-time access to a vehicle
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and occasional holidays


  • Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Master’s Degree in a field directly related to the position
  • Professional work experience with transfer students and transfer credit evaluations
  • Proficiency in use of Slate, Banner, and DegreeWorks
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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 8/9/2019
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