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Claremont McKenna College is seeking an Admission Counselor to support the College’s overall enrollment strategies through its recruitment, evaluation, and yield programs for prospective and admitted students. Reporting to the Director of Admission, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collaborating with admission officers and relevant campus departments to coordinate a marketing/communication plan which includes print, email and social media. Other areas of responsibility may include planning and coordinating events for admitted students. A successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently and as a member of a team; have strong presentation skills; strong organization skills; and the sensitivity to work with diverse cultures. The Admission Counselor will exercise a great deal of independent judgment in discharging the responsibilities of the position.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the territory manager for assigned US territories handling all aspects of student recruitment including, but not limited to, visiting high schools, attending college fairs, hosting counselor breakfasts, and managing volunteers in the area. Travel up to two consecutive weeks and up to ten weeks total per year will be required to manage assigned territories and to represent the College at off-campus events, programs, and relevant conferences.
Review and evaluate first-year and transfer applications per the College’s standards and policies and participate in all admission committee meetings.
Work closely with the Director of Admission and a team of admission officers on supporting and developing communication and social media campaigns to support existing marketing and communication strategies aligned with the College’s goals.
Supervise interns and their related projects affiliated with communication/social media and general office programming such as tour guides and overnights.
Collaborate across departments at CMC and within the Claremont Colleges Consortium to help us achieve our goals.
Provide support for our diversity programs and admitted student programming.
Support all on-campus efforts by leading on-campus information sessions, conducting interviews, fielding phone calls, responding to emails, welcoming walk-in visitors, answering general inquiries, and leading campus tours as necessary.
Support all on-campus recruitment and yield programs coordinated by the Admission Office.
Perform other duties as required by the Director of Admission.
The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:
Take and follow directions.
Work cooperatively with others.
Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
Display a positive attitude.
Balance multiple tasks and priorities
Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience as an admission counselor and a minimum three years of related professional experience working in secondary or postsecondary education.
LICENSES: A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.
Experience with a wide variety of internal and external constituents (co-workers, campus representatives, high school and transfer students, parents, school officials, etc.), including students from low-income, first-generation, and racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds is a plus.
Excellent writing, communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
A high level of energy and self-motivation and a demonstrated ability to interact with a variety of cultures.
Self-starter who is looking to join a dynamic, fun team; a good sense of humor is required.
REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Ability to travel up to two weeks at a time will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division. This is a 12 month position.
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is an exempt position.
This is a regular, full-time position.
This is a benefits-eligible position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light (up to 20 lbs.)
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position will supervise interns and their projects.
GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.
BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.
ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.
Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490. All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.
Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.
In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.
An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.
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