Job No: 493075 Work Type: Department: Location: Categories:
Undergrad Admissions Counselor
Job no: 493075 Work type: Staff Full-time Department: Undergraduate Admissions Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Admissions
Position Summary: The Admissions Counselor will support student recruitment and participate in the admissions decision process. In addition to recruiting, the Admissions Counselor will participate in recruitment events.
Recruit students by traveling to high schools throughout the United States
Make presentations to groups of students and/or parents at college fairs at the high schools
Conduct individual admissions interviews at the high schools; follow up and maintain contact with student applicants by phone, email and personal meetings
Participate in parlor nights for potential students/parents at homes of local supportive alumni
Maintain ongoing relationships with college advisors at the schools
Interview admissions applicants on campus
Provide detail and background to support admissions decisions to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Facilitate various kinds of services for incoming students related to student finance, registration, and advising
Coordinate faculty visits and other presentations and special events for feeder schools on their campuses, as well as for visiting schools on YU's campuses
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelor's degree required
Familiarity with the undergraduate dual curriculum and student experience at Yeshiva University, ideally, having graduated from Yeshiva University
Some degree of knowledge of higher education administration and practices
Skills & Competencies:
Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
Effectively manages own time and resources, while actively working as part of the greater Admissions team to define and reach department goals
Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
Excellent communications skills, including public speaking
Genuine enthusiasm for Yeshiva University
About Us: Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.