Admissions Counselor

Job Title: Admissions Counselor
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 330487

The University of Minnesota Morris Office of Admissions seeks an Admissions Counselor. This is a full-time, twelve month, annually renewable, academic and administrative staff appointment. This position is directly responsible to the Director of Admissions. Work days and hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, some evenings and weekends and travel required. The qualifications are as follows:

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience
• Valid driver’s license.
• Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the value of a liberal arts education.
• Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse, inclusive campus and living community.
• Excellent public speaking and writing skills, and strong organizational skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
• Demonstrate a commitment to recruiting a diverse student population.
• Ability to travel a minimum of 12 weeks annually, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (or qualifications):
• Previous experience in selective college admission, college counseling, or in related areas of higher education.

About the Job

Purpose of Position
A key member of the admission team, an Admission Counselor must be enthusiastic, highly-motivated, and have the ability to articulate the values and objectives of a liberal arts institution to attract, recruit, and admit prepared students to the University of Minnesota, Morris. The individual selected will represent Morris to the public providing high quality service to prospective students and their families and collaborating with members of the campus to support students and advance efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at UMM. The duties of the position will require travel, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours.

1. Designs tailored recruitment plan for assigned territory to meet short-term and long-term goals.
2. Plans and executes territory management plan, conducting student recruitment/outreach activities on and off campus.
3. Plans and participates in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: open houses, regional presentation, orientation programs, career days, regional and national college fairs, scholarship days, etc.
4. Builds brand awareness and reputation in prospective student and parent audiences. Develops public presentation s designed to promote the University.
5. Meets with perspective students and parents to provide individual counseling on educational options and alternatives.
6. Monitors student behavior trends in territory and adjusts recruiting plan accordingly.
7. Reviews applications and makes admissions based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility.
8. Engages in extensive phone calls to applicants within assigned recruitment territory.
9. Represents Morris at on and off campus events for a minimum of 12 weekends annually. Meet individual recruitment goals and objectives.
10. Anticipates and respond to the needs of guests from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
11. Models and promote respect and effective partnerships in advancing Morris’s efforts to build an inclusive, respectful campus community.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 28, 2019 and will be considered until the position is filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

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Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines a rigorous, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications -- U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers. Among University of Minnesota campuses, Morris has the highest proportion of faculty in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating.