Reporting to the Assistant Director of Counselors, the Admissions Counselor will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of recruitment strategies of his or her recruitment territory designed to attract and enroll a freshman class of an appropiate size and mix, as defined by university-wide enrollment goals and the university strategic plan.
The Admissions Counselor will counsel students regarding admission to DePaul, participate in on-campus recruitment events and manage a recruitment territory, including all associated internal and external university stakeholder relationships, S/he will review prospective student credentials holistically and make decisions, if not recommendations, for admission consistent with university policies and priorities.
What You'll Do:
- Develop, execute and monitor targeted recruitment activities - strategies designed to attract and enroll a incoming class of an appropriate size and mix, as defined by university-wide enrollment goals and the university strategic plan. Manage a recruitment territory by managing relationships and maintaining contact with prospective students and their families through the entire admission process through direct mailings, phone calls, school visits, college nights, on campus events and other strategies.
- Provide counseling and advising to prospective students about undergraduate education opportunities at DePaul through telephone calls, electronic communication, social media, regularly scheduled appointments, information sessions, open houses and all admission events. Appropriately document all conversation and communication associated with these responsibilities.
- Review prospective student credentials holistically and make decisions, if not recommendations, for admission consistent with university policies and priorities.
- Professionally represent the university to internal and external constituencies cultivating relationships with key influencers including school counselors/advisors, community-based organizations, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies.
What You'll Need:
- Bachelor's Degree required.
- 1 year of college admission experience or experience as a counselor of college-bound students, preferred.
- Working knowledge of admission practices and procedures, preferred.
- Bilingual skills, desired.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Knowledge of student database management system.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong counseling and group presentation skills.
- Ability to participate in a fast-paced, creative, change oriented and success driven environment.
- Physical requirements: Regularly spend extended periods standing.
- Routinely lift more than 25 pounds.
- Position does require evening and weekend work, travel and use of personal vehicle. Travel between two traditional residential campuses is required.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
- Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
- Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
- Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
- Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
- Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
- Full-Time Benefits
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.