Regional Admissions Representative - Minneapolis/St. Paul

University of Minnesota - Rochester
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Oct 22, 2021

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Job Title: Regional Admissions Representative - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Location: Rochester
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 341886
Special Notice for COVID-19

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience after degree completion
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence, including experience working in diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience in admissions, student recruitment, the transfer process, or multicultural student support.
  • Experience working with an accredited, not-for-profit institution
  • Experience recruiting under-represented students.
  • Fluent in English and one other language eg. Spanish, Hmong, Somali.
  • Ability to work in an innovative, collaborative, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to UMR values: evidence-based decision making; diversity and inclusion; respect; human potential; and community.
  • Intercultural communication skills and/or a global perspective (e.g. international or intercultural experiences).
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects, and take initiative, working independently without supervision.
  • Excellent public speaking.
  • Ability to relate well with high school students and parents with strong interpersonal communication competency.
  • Excellent writing skills, including professionalism in composing emails.
  • Ability to use and learn a variety of computer programs including Excel, PeopleSoft, and other databases; Slate or a similar admission database experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester.
  • Knowledge of Minneapolis/St. Paul high schools.
About the Job

We seek a highly motivated, energetic, and independent admissions representative with an optimistic attitude, who will play a key role in sharing their passion for UMR’s Vision and distinctiveness; cultivating relationships with future healthcare students from diverse backgrounds; and providing excellent service to prospective students and their families during the recruitment and admissions process. The primary objective of the Office of Admissions is to meet UMR enrollment goals and to ensure a highly qualified and diverse student body. As a professional member of the University of Minnesota Rochester, Office of Admissions, the Admissions Representative will assist with the recruitment of undergraduate students to our premier undergraduate health sciences university. This position will work remotely and focus recruitment efforts on the Minneapolis/St. Paul region.

Our benefits include:

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately
  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates
  • Free disability insurance
  • University vehicle (for work related travel)

Job Duties

  • 85% Recruitment of students to the undergraduate health sciences program of the University of Minnesota Rochester including but not limited to activities such as high school visits, college fair participation, campus visits, personal correspondence and accurate, up-to-date record-keeping.
  • 15% Office of Admissions teamwork, application processing and professional development.

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Days and Schedule

  • The Admissions Representative must be able to travel. Overnight visits will be required (travel reimbursement is provided).
  • Applicants must be willing to work beyond an 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
How To Apply

Active review of applications will begin August 9, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #341886 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. resume, and
  3. diversity statement.

To add required/additional documents click on My Job Applications, then My Cover Letters and Attachments. For more information, contact [email protected]


The University of Minnesota shall provide 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. 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

University of Minnesota Rochester Vision and Core Values
The University of Minnesota Rochester is nationally recognized for inspiring and empowering undergraduates to solve the health challenges of the 21st century. UMR core values are embedded in our Vision: community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making and human potential. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). As a diverse and purpose-driven community, we value human potential and the significance of every person, empowering individual learning and development so that students, staff, faculty and community partners will flourish. To learn more about UMR, visit


Working at University of Minnesota - Rochester

UMR offers distinctive health sciences and biosciences education to prepare students for a broad spectrum of current and emerging careers, ranging from patient care to pure and applied research.

The campus community serves approximately 750 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester.

Vision: The University of Minnesota Rochester will inspire and empower undergraduates to solve the grand health care challenges of the 21st century.

Founded: 2006

First Graduating Class: 2013

Location: Downtown Rochester, Minnesota -- in the heart of the medical world

Specialty: Undergraduate Health Sciences

UMR Majors:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)

  • An innovative degree program with an integrated curriculum to provide students with a foundational undergraduate education that allows them to pursue a wide range of careers in the health sciences field.

Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)

Enrollment: Enrollment varies by class, but maximum enrollment is approximately 1,000.

Average Incoming High School Cumulative GPA: 3.6

Average Class Size: 21

Median ACT: 22-27

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Note: There are no Teaching Assistants. There are no lecture halls. Faculty are available in JustASK Centers daily.

Financial Aid: 97% of students received financial aid in 2017.

Diversity Profile: University of Minnesota Rochester

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) has always prided itself in its diverse student body. UMR is different from other colleges and universities, having a single focus in providing degrees in health care. At this innovative campus, students who are traditionally in underrepresented populations in higher education (students of color, first-year generation students, Pell Grant-eligible students) are not only being retained but are also graduating in four years at rates above national numbers. Last year’s incoming class included 35.7% students of color.


Faculty and staff build relationships with students, connecting them to resources that contribute to student success during their time at UMR. Each student is paired with a success coach and given access to learning cohorts, Living Learning CommunitiesJustASK centers where faculty are readily available, bridge programs, and first-year student research teams.


More than 90% of UMR graduates complete their education and earn their degrees in four years or less, reducing the debt that they incur compared to other universities. Because of the specialized degrees offered at UMR, alumni graduate into a field where they are able to find jobs quickly, fulfilling a workforce shortage. 100% of Bachelor of Science in Health Professions students are employed in their field post-graduation.  


Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree continue their studies in medicine, mental health, public health and research.


UMR is constantly being driven to discover new, innovative ways to serve its students. One of the ways this is accomplished is through faculty’s primary research being conducted on student learning. The results of this research is seen in UMR’s unique flipped classrooms, active classroom environment (rather than traditional lecture-based classes), consistent group work, and most notably, the intersection between various subjects. Faculty in UMR’s Center for Learning Innovation offer an integrated curriculum, enabling students to develop critical thinking skills, empowering them to be exceptional learners whose careers address real life and real-world problems in the health care arena.


As the workforce demand in the health care industry increases, as well as the diversity among graduating high school seniors, not only in Minnesota but also around the country and world, UMR is poised to welcome underrepresented students to its purpose-driven campus. UMR’s evidence-based, relationship-driven practices are propelling the University to inspire transformation in higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century.

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