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Admission Counselor

Employer
Ursinus College
Location
Collegeville, PA, US

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Summary and Scope of Position:

The Admission Counselor plays a significant role in supporting the mission and enrollment goals of Ursinus College, as well as maintaining the academic profile and fiscal health of the College.   As a crucial member of the Office of Admission, the Admission Counselor acts as a significant support for the Director of Admission, and other senior members of the Admission team by strategically implementing a highly efficient, team-based enrollment management model. Utilizing best practices, sound professional judgment, and strategy development, the Admission Counselor will lead recruitment efforts in an assigned recruitment territory and fully invest in meeting the established enrollment goals of the College. 

The Admission Counselor acts as a role model of exemplary admission practices and takes an active role in the campus community. A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in application development, project management, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes.   

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Through collaboration with other departmental staff, plan and formulate strategies to attract qualified and interested students to Ursinus College  
  • Meet established enrollment goals for an assigned, targeted recruitment territory. 
  • Manage all activities related to prospective students, applicants, school districts, and colleges from a specific territory/population
  • Respond to inquiries regarding applications, admission policies and procedures, financial aid availability and program offerings at Ursinus College through prompt response to phone calls, text messages and email inquires 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with prospective students and their families through frequent telephone, email, written, and in-person contact
  • Establish relationships with secondary school counselors and other school administrators when appropriate, through attendance at various recruitment events, as well as continual outreach throughout the admission cycle 
  • Serve as the primary liaison between prospective students/parents and College programs, curriculum, and various campus opportunities by conducting interviews and information sessions, as well as through other modes of communication
  • Exercise professional judgment, follow established guidelines and expectations and consult with senior staff members when necessary in reviewing applications and recommending applicants for admissions
  • Collaborate with Student Financial Services, as well as other campus offices, to provide information necessary for conversion and yield of prospective students
  • Participation in extensive travel within the assigned recruitment territory, in new growth markets, and in other areas as needed, which includes: school visits; college fairs (both in and out of state); specialty recruitment tours; and attendance at special programs hosted by Community-Based Organizations and Partner Programs. Travel can range from 8-12 weeks annually
  • Under supervision and with guidance from the Director of Admission, coordinate outreach to Community-Based Organizations to explore and develop partnerships with external organizations to expand the reach of Ursinus College
  • Represent Ursinus College at regional and national college fairs
  • Extremely frequent evening and weekend work required
  •  Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with an appreciation for a liberal arts education experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience in higher education admissions and/or recruitment, which can be as a student employee/ambassador/tour guide in an office of admission 
  • Demonstrate the highest professional demeanor and ethical behavior while representing the institution
  • The ability to articulate the value and benefits of a liberal arts education to a variety of audiences is essential
  • Admission staff members are expected to remain current in external market conditions and identify best admission practices
  • Possess a celebration of diversity, both in the workplace and in student population
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain collegial relations with other College staff, faculty, and students
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a close and integrated team of admission professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement programs and projects related to the College’s enrollment goals
  • A desire to join and foster a dynamic, transformative campus culture
  • A valid driver’s license, US passport, and the ability to participate in significant travel
  • Ability to stand in one place for significant amounts of time and ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds
  •  Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of Slate CRM
  • Extensive knowledge of a College environment and undergraduate admission support
  • Ability to positively interact and establish personal contacts with diverse group of students, parents, school counselors, and college personnel
  • An in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the liberal arts
  • A high proficiency in multi-tasking and strategic thinking
  • Other Duties:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

    Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice.  Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job. 

     

    Application:

    Interested candidates should hit the apply button.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.  

    Ursinus is an AA/EO employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

    Organization

    About Ursinus College

    • Founded in 1869
    • First admitted women in 1880
    • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
    • 20% students of color
    • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
    • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
    • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience(CIE) Freshmen Seminar
    • Over 60 courses of study, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
    • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
    • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
    • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
    • Home to the Berman Museum of Art
    • U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrpreneurial Studies

    The College's most important assets are its faculty and staff. From time to time, a variety of job opportunities are available, both part-time and full-time. Ursinus is an ideal workplace where there are excellent resources and benefits and, of course, great people. The campus is beautiful and the students keep you young.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.

    Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.

    Ursinus College complies with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing employment practices.

    Ursinus College is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.

    All employees are expected to abide by Ursinus College’s equal employment/affirmative action policy.

    Specifically, in matters affecting employment and application for employment, the College will take affirmative action to ensure that each employee and applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, or disability (except as limitations may be mandate by law) is accorded equal treatment with respect to terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, and opportunities for advancement. The College will make good-faith efforts to enhance employment opportunities for minorities and women compatible with the availability of qualified candidates in relevant employment markets in which Ursinus College is able to recruit.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.  We believe that human beings derive meaning and purpose through their membership in groups as well as through their common humanity and their uniqueness as individuals.  Intellectual and personal growth are enhanced by understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences among groups and individuals.

    The celebration of, and respect for, human diversity at Ursinus is based on the following:

    • The principles of freedom and the quality of individuals as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
    • The practical goal of preparing students to make significant contributions in an emerging global community.  All communities -- local, national and global -- are stronger and richer to the extent that individuals within them are able to communicate and to affirm life-enhancing values.
    • Individuals whose education has been grounded on mutual understanding and the celebration of human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the making of a just and equitable society.

    This statement on human diversity should inform and guide the Ursinus College community as it establishes and implements educational and administrative policies and practices.  These ideals seem especially relevant to those policies and practices that touch upon race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and gender, and all other aspects which tend to differentiate human groups.

    In making this statement on human diversity, Ursinus College at the same time acknowledges the primary importance in an educational community of the diversity of ideas expressed in the pursuit of truth by all reasonable and free minds in an atmosphere of intellectual openness.

    This statement on human diversity at Ursinus College has been developed in the context of the mission statement of the College and the institutional values generated by the mission.

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    Telephone
    610-409-3000
    Location
    601 E. Main Street
    Collegeville
    Pennsylvania
    19426
    United States
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