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Admissions Counselor

Job description


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-09
Req: R-861



1149-YN - Admissions Counselor



Business Title:

Admissions Counselor





Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)


Job Family:

Administrative Professional - OT Eligible


Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The primary focus of this position is to support campus recruitment and enrollment initiatives through new student recruitment and outreach to applicants to enable Washington State University Vancouver to meet enrollment goals. This position proactively plans, coordinates, and implements outreach to high school students, many of whom are from underrepresented and underserved populations, including students of color and first-generation students. This position recruits new students through active participation in recruitment events, high school and college fairs, email, phone, and provides general admissions and financial aid/scholarship information in a timely manner. Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships/contacts with high school counselors, teachers, and other community partners. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions.

This is a one (1) year temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.


Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of experience directly related to student services. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.


Additional Requirements:

Must have, or be able to obtain at time of hire offer, a valid driver’s license.

Ability to travel and work some weekends and evenings.

At times, remote work is required for this position. Successful applicants must have access to a high speed internet connection that is secure and reliable. Strong technical skills in online meeting software (i.e., Zoom) is essential to perform the responsibilities listed above at a distance when necessary.


Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with higher education new student recruitment or high school- and college-aged students.

Proficient in at least one language other than English.

Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations such as non-traditional, first-generation, and low-income individuals.

Experience with academic technology such as CRMs, student records databases and/or learning modules.

Experience organizing and planning programs and public presentations.

Master’s degree in a related field.


Additional Information:


WSU Vancouver

Department Name:

Student Affairs and Enrollment

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, Washington 98686

Department Link:

Office of Admissions


Monthly Salary:

$3603.25 - $3787.50 depending on qualifications and experience



This is a temporary position.

Temporary End Date:

This is a temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by April 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:


Cover Letter


Time Type:

Full time


Position Term:


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].




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Job No:
Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time