The University of Puget Sound invites applications for an Admission Counselor
The Admission Counselor serves as a representative of University of Puget Sound engaging prospective students and their families in the enrollment process including outreach, recruitment, admission and enrollment. As a member of the Admission team, this position plays a critical role in supporting and advancing efforts to meet University enrollment goals.
Using a territory management model, the Admission Counselor is responsible for reviewing and assessing applications, making thoughtful admission decisions, and implementing recruitment and yield strategies that enroll students who will contribute to an academically rigorous and inclusive campus community.
This Admission Counselors will also support project work in addition to their role as a territory manager. The Office of Admission executes extensive communication strategies including print publications, electronic communications, digital strategies, social media and web delivered content. The Admission Counselor will develop content for electronic and web related communications, execute campaigns in Slate (CRM), review analytics and recommend communication strategies. Qualifications dependent, the Admission Counselor may be responsible for some graphic design. Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Represent the University to prospective students and families from diverse backgrounds, communicating an in-depth knowledge of the university's mission, academic and co-curricular programs throughout the recruitment process.
As a territory manager, represent the University at recruitment functions including high school visits, college fairs, and community events. Travel will consist of approximately 8-12 weeks, including evening and weekend commitments, concentrated in the fall and spring
Manage a recruitment territory, including maintaining historical records of travel, key school/alumni contacts, regional higher education trends, and outcomes.
Engage prospective students in ongoing communication through face-to-face meetings, email, written correspondence, phone calls, texting and social media. Maintain a strong customer service orientation with timely responses to inquiries and questions.
Serve as a liaison to connect prospective students with key university offices such as financial aid, housing, intercultural student center, academic departments, athletics, performing arts, etc.
Review and evaluate undergraduate admissions applications and make admissions decisions based on students' ability to be successful at Puget Sound and on the university's strategic enrollment goals.
Promote and participate in on-campus visit programs for prospective students. This will involve several weekend commitments throughout the year.
Serve as an active member of the admissions team, contributing to the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the university's enrollment goals.
Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills
Commitment to a diverse working environment and to cultivating a diverse campus community
Ability to work creatively and efficiently, both independently and as part of an engaged, caring, professional, and fun office
Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate a willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions
Strong technological skills including mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to travel independently and extensively for 8-12 weeks annually
Previous professional work experience in an Office of Admission or closely related field
Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations
Experience working with a customer relationship management system (CRM). Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Slate
Ability to speak and/or write in a language other than English
Demonstrated marketing and communication experience including graphic design, content writing, digital marketing, website management; and/or social media management or influence
Demonstrated experience delivering customer service in an office setting
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/. Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than May 27, 2019 to ensure consideration. Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. Diversity Statement:
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/ The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.