Taylor University is seeking applications of candidates for STEM Admissions Counselor.This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position located in Upland, Indiana. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love and truth to a world in need.
An admissions counselor is responsible to recruit prospective students from assigned academic areas. The counselor builds relationships, advises and serves families, guidance counselors, youth leaders, alumni, faculty and other constituents with an end goal of enrolling a class of students who fit the mission of Taylor University.
Manage the conversion of students through the admissions funnel within assigned academic areas. The counselor will give special attention to the amount of time a prospective student is in each part of the funnel, and work to bring resolution to the student’s status in a timely manner. Counselor has primary responsibility for helping students transition through the funnel, from in-process status to enrollment. This is accomplished through:
Maintaining an intentional recruitment relationship with prospective students through phone calls, text messaging, notes/letters, social media and emails. For the purpose of accomplishing:
Solicit additional information about applied students to better determine a prospective student’s fit to the institution. (ongoing conversational interviewing)
Assisting students in completing their application file.
Leverage the visit program to increase ‘funnel success’ of students within assigned area. This includes the following:
Encourage prospects to visit the university (maintain an acceptable ratio of visit to applied within recruitment area).
Ensure the quality and effectiveness of the visit experience for students within recruitment area. iii. Use on-campus experience to encourage students to move to next stage of the recruitment funnel.
Leverage other university resources to engage prospective students throughout the recruitment process:
Creating and maintaining a network of volunteers utilizing alumni, parents, current students and friends of Taylor which represent the assigned academic area.
Connects prospective students to appropriate Taylor contacts (i.e. faculty) throughout the recruitment process.
Support Admissions relationship with assigned academic area, while supporting assigned area in achieving its recruitment goals:
Creating a personal communication plan and a school specific newsletter.
Develop expertise to share information regarding assigned academic area
Develop relationships with faculty and staff within assigned academic area
Communicate admissions priorities to assigned academic area.
Manage a portfolio of feeder schools and churches - presenting Taylor to interested students, their guidance counselors and youth pastors.
Develop relationships with guidance personnel, pastors, alumni and parents with associations to assigned feeder schools and churches.
General expectations for the position:
Supervise and train a counselor assistant.
Successfully use a CRM to track contacts with your prospective student pool and manage your recruiting area.
When necessary, travel to college fairs and conventions to increase recognition of Taylor.
Serve as a representative for your students in meetings pertaining to scholarships, visit events, recruiting efforts and travel.
Conduct prospective student interviews meetings, completing evaluations of interviewed students.
Prepare presentations to give in various settings speaking to prospective students.
Learn as much as you can about Taylor University to offer the best information and assistance to the families you are working to recruit.
Assist in evaluating applications for admission and in the decision-making process.
Attend professional development seminars as available.
Develop student staff members through interactions in the office professionally, personally and spiritually.
Report regularly to supervisor on all completed tasks. Provide insight and recommendations regarding admissions programs and procedures.
The responsibilities of this position require the person in the position to be reached for basic support services to the office and prospective families outside of work hours.
Complete special projects and other assignments as requested by the Director of Recruitment and Analytics
RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
Reports directly to the Director of Recruitment and Analytics
Supervises Counselor Assistant
Initiates and maintains contact with faculty, staff, administrators and current Taylor students.
Initiates and maintains contact with alumni, parents and friends of Taylor.
Initiates and maintains communication with school guidance personnel.
Initiates and maintains communication with selected church pastors and youth leaders.
Develops positive relations with prospective students and parents.
Develops positive relations with Admissions personnel from other colleges and universities.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors or other advanced degree in STEM field
Preference given to Taylor graduate
START DATE August 12, 2019
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.