Freshman Admission Counselor

Employer
Aurora University
Location
Aurora, IL
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment

Job Details

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Freshman Admission Counselor supports learning by recruiting a diverse student population of full-time freshmen to undergraduate programs. The position also counsels prospective students throughout the admission process.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves as an active member of the Freshman Recruitment team; assists with special programs and research projects; participates in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies.
  • Identifies, recruits and enrolls prospective students in an assigned geographic territory, uses past data to plan and arrange all phases of travel.
  • Researches and provides accurate information about Aurora University's degree program and admissions procedures.
  • Evaluates high school transcripts, ACT and SAT board scores. Makes decisions on admission and scholarship levels.
  • Manages high school visits, attendance at college fairs, home visits, campus visits, telecounseling, written correspondence, and financial aid discussions.
  • Coordinates open houses, on-campus and off-campus recruitment events.
  • Provides basic financial aid information to prospective students and families, including explanation of the financial aid process; works with the family to determine a comprehensive financial plan for attendance at the University.
  • Manages student interns to assist in fulfilling admission counselor duties.
  • Recommends and implements strategies to meet enrollment goals for freshman.
  • Engages with current CRM, Colleague and other technology recruitment strategies; actively recommend ideas and process improvements.
  • Essential Job Requirements:

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree required

    Experience:

    • Experience in higher education important.
    • Experience in admissions, or sales preferred.

    Skills:

    • Ability to relate well to prospective undergraduate students.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Customer-service orientation and professional manner.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft software essential.
    • Knowledge of Colleague/Slate preferred.
    • Ability to handle and act on confidential information.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents; and to develop strong working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, students and the general public.
    • Ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines required.
    • Flexibility with an evolving work situation.

    Special Requirements:

    • Valid Illinois driver's license.
    • Ability to travel regularly to high schools and career fairs, providing own vehicle.
    • Some evening and Saturday hours required.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to move about campus.
    • Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax
    [email protected] - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Organization

    Working at Aurora University

    Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.

    Academics

    AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.

    Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.

    Athletics

    AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.

    A Brief History of Aurora University

    Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.

    Find Us
    Telephone
    630-892-6431
    Location
    347 S. Gladstone Ave.
    Aurora
    Illinois
    60506-4892
    United States

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