The Admissions Counselor is a highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented professional who will serve as a key contact for prospective students in Minnesota. This position will represent the University of Minnesota to prospective students, prospective student families, and high school officials nationally while providing customer service to prospective students from a variety of geographical and ethnic backgrounds.
JOB DUTIES: • Serve as contact for prospective out of state students. • Plan, participate and work with general student recruitment outreach activities on and off campus. Out of state travel required. • Serve as key liaison with high school counselors, independent counselors, and other school officials. • Serve as presenter at high school programs, recruitment events, and counselor meetings. • Recruit and facilitate enrollment of prospective undergraduate students, primarily from out of state. • Provide admissions counseling to prospective students, their parents, and guidance counselors. • Evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and counseling purposes. • Implement extensive recruitment and relationship-building efforts utilizing written, telephone, and in-person communication to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. • Serve as one-stop contact for freshman admissions; provide advising and assistance throughout the admission process to students, family members, and high school counselors. • Coordinate and deliver on and off-campus information sessions to recruit students to apply and enroll at the University of Minnesota.
TERMS: This is a 100% time, annually renewable, academic administrative position (classification 9351AC).
BA/BS degree and two years of relevant work experience.
Must have a valid driver's license; must be able to travel for extended periods out of state and work evenings/weekends and some holidays as needed.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
Preference given to University of Minnesota graduates.
Event planning or project management experience preferred.
Preference given to candidates with admissions work experience.
Internal Number: 330109
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.