This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position in the Office of Admissions. The following description is intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list of specific responsibilities. This position will be accountable for contributing to the overall enrollment goals of Menlo College. The Admissions Counselor is accountable for all activities relating to the recruiting of domestic and international transfer students to Menlo College, primarily from local community colleges. The Admissions Counselor must build relationships with key community college personnel through regular on-site visits and communication. The Admissions Counselor helps implement admissions marketing strategies and plan publications, as well as other communications that address targeted recruitment strategies. Each academic session requires enrollment representation of the College at various, primarily community college-sponsored functions to interpret state-mandated and institutional admissions requirements, provide financial aid information and guidelines, and give information regarding courses of study, and other aspects of the College to prospective students, families, school administrators, and faculty.
Coordinate communication with the community colleges and independent counseling communities
Evaluate applications for admissions review, including completion of transfer credit evaluations and visa documents for international students
Plan and execute visits to surrounding community colleges and college fairs to attract potential students
Present to students at community colleges and groups who visit Menlo College
Counsel students and parents about the admissions process
Improve visibility of Menlo College throughout the community
Maintain updated information on trends in transfer admissions and marketing tactics used by competitors
Assist domestic and international students in obtaining the necessary documentation needed for the application and/or visa process
Assist in organizing transfer recruitment events to promote Menlo College
Assist in identifying and executing marketing opportunities to promote transfer recruiting
These duties require regular and effective communication with incoming students, families, transfer counselors, and independent counseling communities. Regular travel on weekends to visit and represent Menlo College at fairs and conferences. Regular office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday; selected Saturdays and Sundays, and some evenings. Must be able to work in an open office setting and be in constant contact with the public for the purposes of recruitment and creating amiable connections. This position requires picking up/pulling recruiting materials up to 50 pounds in weight.
This position requires driving to pre-determined recruiting events. Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the College in a consistently positive manner to diverse populations. Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic. Ability to interpret, communicate, and apply policy and procedures. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to independently set priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time sensitive deadlines. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through on actions having implications with regard to other departments.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preferred emphasis in higher education/counseling
Previous academic experience preferred
1-2 minimum years of admissions-related experience
A valid driver’s license and the flexibility to work and travel evenings and weekends
Ability to multitask in a busy office
Working knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs
Competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor
A commitment to the mission and values of Menlo College
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in which they identify their interest in the Admissions Counselor, Transfer Students position to: Menlo College Admissions Office, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027-4301 or via email to email@example.com
All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check, as well as clearance annually for the operation of a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College.
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.
Menlo College and the Menlo Community
Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning. In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings.
Menlo College is consistently included in lists of America’s best colleges, including citations by the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton ReviewAffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI). For more about Menlo College, please visit www.menlo.edu.
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About Menlo College
Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community... made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."