The University of Minnesota is committed to ensuring that the University’s freshman class is diverse and representative of the state’s cultures and ethnicities. Our Admissions Counselor/Coordinator for African American Recruitment serves as a liaison with community members and other key influencers in Minnesota’s African American community. The Admissions Counselor also serves as a liaison with the University’s African American and African Studies Department, the Black Student Union, and the Somali Student Union, among others.
The Admissions Counselor/Coordinator for African American Recruitment works with students and families in our urban schools and all over Minnesota. This Admissions Counselor is also involved in the African American community. This Counselor provides a personal and cultural connection for students and families considering the University of Minnesota as a college option. In order to continue to successfully recruit students of color, including African American students, it is critical that we build meaningful relationships with prospective students, their families, and the community members who influence them in their college search process. The role of the Admissions Counselor is critical to our ability to continue to be proactive in these efforts and effectively enroll a diverse freshman class.
The Office of Admissions is seeking a highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented Admissions Counselor, who will have special responsibility working with prospective African and African American students, Minneapolis Metro (Urban) Schools and communities.
He/she will facilitate the enrollment of qualified students from a variety of backgrounds and represent the University of Minnesota to the public, provide exceptional customer service to prospective students and their families, and play a crucial role in shaping the University’s image.
Plan, implement, and participate in prospective African/African American student recruitment outreach efforts on and off campus.
Implement extensive recruitment and relationship building efforts utilizing written, telephone, and in-person communication to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students.
Work with all students from the Minneapolis Metro Schools.
Participate in general and multicultural student recruitment outreach activities and events on and off campus.
Maintain relationships and work with high school guidance and career center counselors.
Identify, maintain and grow relationships with college preparation organizations.
Develop and maintain relationships with African American community organizations.
Recruit and facilitate the enrollment of prospective African and African American undergraduate students.
Provide admissions counseling to prospective students.
Evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and counseling purposes.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.