Dunwoody College of Technology is currently in search of an Admissions Counselor! As an Admissions Counselor at Dunwoody, you will assist the college in achieving its enrollment goals within a results-oriented environment through ethical representation of Dunwoody’s academic programs. You will also be responsible for implementing a proactive approach for initiating and maintaining contact with potential students and follow established department procedures to achieve optimum conversion from initial student inquiry to eventual enrollment.
Represent Dunwoody both on- and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Help to plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories.
Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at Dunwoody. One-on-one admissions counseling with diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position. Admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails. Review and score application essays and other materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions.
Coordinate and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted prospective applicants to the University. These programs require significant collaboration with other departments and offices across campus.
Assist in the development and delivery of on-campus events and programs for counseling groups and individuals..
Develop and maintain professional relationships with high schools and community agencies in order to build a strong pool of prospects and applicants through active recruiting.
Attend college/career fairs and events as representative of Dunwoody.
Attend school-wide marketing events as way of promoting Dunwoody to prospective students.
Provide favorable representation of Dunwoody programs and services to potential student applicants through knowledge of offered programs and college culture.
Initiate and maintain contact and correspondence with student applicants as needed throughout the enrollment process.
Work closely with students and other Dunwoody departments to ensure any issues related to enrollment, financial aid, and placement are properly resolved.
Maintain accurate and detailed records on recruiting activities as outlined by established department procedures.
Help plan, organize and execute successful evening, on-campus recruiting events for prospective students.
Attend trade and industry shows with faculty as needed.
Foster a positive and customer-service oriented environment within and between departments of the college.
Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
Other duties as assigned.
Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues.
Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts responsibility for tasks and meets objectives and measures. Documents process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement. Works toward the most efficient and effective work processes.
Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Faces up to people problems on any person or situations quickly and directly.
Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where problems may arise and plans his/her approach accordingly.
Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Adheres to Dunwoody’s core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
Bachelor’s degree or higher strongly preferred.
1-3 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in admissions or similar student service position preferably in a private, non-profit academic environment
Knowledge of accepted principles, practices, and ethics of recruiting prospective students.
Strong negotiation skills.
Willingness to travel up to one week at a time, including occasional weekends.
Ability to work up to two evenings per week and occasional Saturdays.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.
Located in the L...owry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."