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The Admission Counselor provides adult undergraduate and online prospective students applying to the Mount with information about the Weekend/Evening College and Fully Online programs, guides applicants through the admission process, works with admission staff and others to plan/conduct recruitment activities for prospective adult students and evaluates applicants for admission to MSMU. As well, as builds relationships and assists all applicants throughout all phases of the enrollment cycle (inquiry through enrollment).
This position reports to the Director of Admissions, Vice President for Enrollment and works closely with Weekend/Evening College staff and key support offices to attract, engage and enroll qualified adult students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Contacts and meets prospective MSMU adult/fully online students, schedule event meetings to recruit at local community colleges within a 50 mile radius, and attend and recruit at approximately college fairs throughout California and out of state conferences, as needed.
Informs and updates community colleges' transfer center representatives about MSMU's Weekend/Evening College so they can inform their students about the program and generate applications for admission.
Builds relationships with guide adult/fully online applicants throughout all phases of the enrollment cycle (inquiry through enrollment).
Follow-up with applicants via phone and email about missing documents.
Recruits prospective WEC and Fully online students by promoting the program at corporate, educational and transfer fairs. Compile written reports on success of fairs attended.
Responsible for meeting enrollment goals/targets for assigned recruitment territory.
Engages prospective students via phone, email, and in-person on a continual basis to build relationships between the student and the University. Maintain active correspondence with prospective student until the student is enrolled or no longer interested in applying.
Interacts in a professional manner with a variety of professional contacts and key influencers outside of the University who have an impact/influence on prospective students.
Organizes and schedules evening visits at various local community colleges/corporate partnerships.
Analyzes and evaluates documents submitted with applications for admission (i.e. high school transcripts, college transcripts, AP exam scores, CLEP test scores, references, essays) of all incoming students.
Participates in all Admission Office events throughout the year.
Knowledge of and familiarity with recruiting for adult and online programs; recruitment of international students.
Working knowledge of the structure of adult undergraduate and online admissions and of higher education in general; analysis of unofficial transcripts; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor's degree.
Enrollment management and data systems knowledge/experience a plus (Target X).
Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures helpful.
Abilities and Skills:
Willing and able to work weekends and evenings when needed.
Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion.
Comfortably speak to groups and individuals from many different backgrounds and quickly build rapport.
Work well alone and in a team.
High energy level.
Patience and flexibility.
Creative problem solver.
Analytical and able to make sound judgments/decisions.
Must enjoy having a lot of contact with a variety of people.
Must provide own automobile and have a valid driver's license and auto insurance.
Excellent organization and prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.
Minimum of completed baccalaureate degree required, ideally from a small private liberal arts institution.
Participation in national and/or regional adult higher education conferences/organizations helpful.
Preference given to candidates with prior experience working in adult undergraduate degree programs/enrollment management.
Licenses and Certifications:
A valid Class "C" driver's license is required.
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic program...s, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.