Regional Admissions Counselor- Northern New Jersey
Job no: 508748
Position type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Salary: $23.00 - $27.00 per hour
Applications Open: Jun 07 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The Regional Admissions Counselor is responsible for freshmen and transfer student recruitment and represents UMass Lowell at targeted college fairs, high schools, and community college events in Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties). The Regional Admissions counselor will counsel prospective students and their parents regarding admission criteria, application and financial aid processes, academic programs, merit-based scholarships, campus facilities and resources, student organizations and activities. The Regional Admissions counselor will also visit the UMass Lowell campus at various times throughout the year for trainings and Fall recruitment & Spring yield events. The Regional Admissions Counselor will report to the Director of International, Multicultural and Regional Admissions. This position is part-time (25hours per week) and non-benefited.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Contributes to the generation of leads, applications, and enrollment of new students from New Jersey. The Regional Admissions Counselor represents UMass Lowell UGRD Admissions at college fairs and high school & community college recruitment visits and alumni functions both in -person and virtually; advises and creates positive relationships with prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and transfer advisors. The Regional Admissions Counselor also initiates and responds to written, phone, email, and in-person inquiries; meets with prospective students and parents; makes formal presentations.
Assists with development and coordination of recruitment plans for targeted high schools and community colleges in the designated area. Assists with planning events to engage Guidance Counselors, Transfer Advisors, and prospective students.
Supports the alumni office in their efforts to coordinate volunteers interested in helping with recruitment, attends alumni events and activities in the designated area in an effort to expand the network of alumni interested in recruitment.
Compiles data and reports using Enrollment Planning Service, ACT, Admissions CRM, school visit data, and various sources in planning, executing and assessing the effectiveness of a territory management plan. The Regional Admissions Counselor will provide updates and analytic reports on recruitment & yield efforts on a regular basis. Assists with related projects and reports.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending trainings or courses required by the Director of International, Multicultural and Regional Admissions 10%
Builds effective partnerships with external constituents, i.e. Guidance Counselors, prospective students, Transfer Advisors. Maintain a level of professionalism that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, etc.
The Regional Admissions Counselor for Northern New Jersey will be an active member of regional professional associations, such as NJACAC, in order to enhance the reputation and visibility of UMass Lowell.
Assists with regional receptions for prospective and admitted students. The Regional Admissions Counselor will travel frequently to selected high school & community colleges and attend college fairs and alumni events. The Regional Admissions counselor will visit campus at least twice per year. Evening hours and weekends are often required.
Impact of Actions: Types of decisions and recommendations made regularly, and if the functional duties include final authority, & organizational funding decisions and impact of errors. Work requires judgment and/or independent thinking in performing a variety of duties. This role also requirements excellent time management skills and the ability to work independently and access to a reliable vehicle.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Job requires 1-2 years of experience in higher education or related field
- Understanding of academic programs and opportunities at UMass Lowell
- Must reside in the state of New Jersey in one of the aforementioned counties
- Must have the ability to interact well with external agents (i.e.: Guidance Counselors, prospective students, parents, Transfer Advisors)
- Graduates of UMass Lowell or individuals with demonstrated and thorough knowledge of UMass Lowell programs and opportunities for prospective students.
- Experience with Salesforce & SLATE CRM Preferred
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.