Columbia College seeks a dynamic and energetic self-starter to join our admissions team. The counselor will share his/her enthusiasm and excitement about a Columbia College education with prospective students through one-on-one and group interactions. As a member of the team, the individual will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in the recruitment of students, while placing their fingerprint on the process and personalized connections that are so important at this small, private, premiere liberal arts college. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree required
Ability to effectively communicate with various groups both orally and in writing
Knowledge of and the ability to articulate the strengths and benefits of a premier liberal arts college located in the capital city
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, and to be self-motivated
Ability to travel extensively
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of field of higher education
Fluency in Spanish (preferred)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall management of a geographically-assigned recruitment territory, to include but not limited to school visits, attendance at college fair programs, extensive phone and electronic outreach to prospective students and parents, general relationship building with prospective students, parents and school counselors
Discretion and professional judgment to determine the most appropriate students to recruit to Columbia College
Recruitment travel, including research on appropriate high schools to visit, scheduling of visits, and appropriate follow-up to build and maintain an ongoing relationship with guidance counselors and teachers in those schools
Review of applications within a geographic territory,
Annual assessment of individual and group recruitment results
Represent Columbia College within various professional organizations
Specific projects as assigned according to individual strengths, such as open house planning, supervision of tour guides or overnight hostesses, international and transfer admissions, social media, marketing/publications, etc.
Candidates should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, have data entry experience, exhibit good interpersonal skills, and be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at one time. Experience in higher education a plus, but not required.
Please submit cover letter, resume and Columbia College application package Applications accepted until position is filled.
If you have any additional questions regarding the position, please contact Vince Maloney, Director of Annual Giving, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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