<p>This position is an integral part of the Admissions Office. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for implementation of the prospective student recruitment plan and for special projects as they arise. The Admissions Counselor also participates in the prospective student application review process. This high-energy position requires ingenuity and flexibility to deal with new situations and work with applicants of all backgrounds and personalities.<br /><br />Prospective Student Contact-40%</p><ul><li>Be intimately familiar with the admissions and financial aid process.</li><li>Contact admitted applicants via e-mail, phone, traditional mail and in person.</li><li>Conduct information sessions for prospective students.</li><li>Give tours of the Law School to prospective students.</li><li>Understand the strengths of the Law School and have an ability to use these strengths to "pitch" the Law School to prospective students.</li><li>Connect admitted applicants to faculty, staff, alumni and students currently at the Law School as needed.</li><li>Research prospective student questions and ensure timely response to any questions.</li><li>Display a consistent level of high energy and enthusiasm for the law school and the admissions process.</li><li>Continually communicate with other members of the Admissions Office to ensure consistent response to prospective students.</li><li>Maintain knowledge of the Law School and all current activities to provide the most accurate information to prospective students.</li><li>Utilize admissions technology fluently in order to ensure accurate data entry and communication throughout the office.</li></ul><p>Special Projects-30%</p><ul><li>Edit and provide content for multimedia recruiting tools including admitted student website, admitted student newsletter and social media sites.</li><li>Work with Law School alumni, faculty and students to coordinate events.</li><li>Oversee the annual summer Minnesota Pre Law Scholars Program.</li><li>Coordinate diversity recruitment programs throughout the year.</li><li>Develop tools to increase the social media presence of the Admissions Office.</li><li>Conduct research and analysis of topics related to admissions process and applicants as directed.</li><li>Generate and execute ideas on how to attract and recruit admitted and prospective applicants.</li></ul><p>Application Review and Selection-30%</p><ul><li>Participate in and become familiar with the process of applicant evaluation.</li></ul>
<p><strong>Required</strong><br />Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education plus at least two years of experience, or a combination of related education and experience to equal six years. Experience working in a fast-paced, customer-oriented office. Proficiency with standard computer software as well as comfort level in learning and working with new technology. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. High energy personality. Able to suggest and take on new projects and priorities as they arise. Frequent and intensive phone calling and seasonal travel in and out of state is required. Occasional work on nights and weekends may be required. Reliable transportation required. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance.<br /><br /><strong>Desired</strong><br />J.D. degree preferred. Knowledge of higher education admissions, legal education or law school admissions. In addition to the required qualifications, one or more years of experience in higher education admissions and/or student services, or legal education. A J.D. degree may substitute for admissions experience. Experience in handling confidential materials.</p>
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