Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
December 8, 2017
North Chicago, Illinois
Higher Education Institution
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management, Admissions and Enrollment Department at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science invites applications for a full-time Admissions Counselor position. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Admissions Counselor will be primarily responsible for assisting applicants to Rosalind Franklin University with their application process. A Counselor will also promote RFUMS programs of study to prospective students, undergraduate counselors, and other academic representatives. These tasks are accomplished by visiting other universities, talking with prospective students and providing web and printed materials, managing prospective student databases and answering questions about the admissions process. Additionally, the admissions counselor will facilitate candidate interview days, provide campus tours for prospective students and their families, and travel to recruitment events both regionally and nationally.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment, the Admissions Counselor will manage the development, coordination and performance of admissions activities and other specialized on-campus activities. •Counsel and assist prospective students with the admissions process; •Assist in conducting small-group and individual prospective student visits and conduct tours of the university; •Coordinate applicant interview days; •Develop and manage relationships with health professions advisors and guidance counselors of colleges and high schools to promote referral of prospective students; •Attend on- and off-campus recruitment events, open house and prospective student programs and admitted student programs; •Maintain consistent follow up with prospective students, applicants and admitted students via email, telephone and in person; •Attend professional conferences and meetings on- and off-campus; •Manage prospective student, applicant and admitted student databases and create prospective student, applicant and admitted student data reports; •Will have specific duties related to the creation, maintenance, and analysis of the communication flow within the customer relations management system (CRM); •Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and the Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment.
Required Education & Experience
•Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Ability to travel extensively, locally and nationally. •Outstanding organizational skills. •Ability to conduct interactive and engaging presentations to large and small groups of various age ranges. •Knowledge of admissions and recruitment strategies and legal and ethical considerations regarding enrollment. •Ability to work with diverse populations, including students, faculty, alumni and staff populations. •Knowledge of current trends, issues and policies affecting students. •Proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office and applications databases.
•1-2 years in admissions and recruitment, preferably in a higher education and/graduate enrollment. •Marketing, communications, prior CRM , system experience or relevant counseling experience.
Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
-Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
-Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate-controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones and other office equipment.
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local h...ospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources. Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities