A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experiences that directly relate to this position.
Admission Counselors are the public face of the University to prospective students and parents. The number and type of students recruited on a yearly basis has a significant impact on the operations of the University. Admissions Counselors are responsible for: high school recruitment visits; interpretation and communication of admissions policies and procedures to prospective students and parents, other University offices, secondary schools, and community colleges. Counselors evaluate a large volume of applications for admission with a high level of accuracy. Counselors will plan and execute recruitment programs.
40% OF THE COUNSELOR POSITION
Recruit prospective undergraduate students to The University of Michigan.
Represent The University of Michigan at college fairs, transfer fairs, high school visits, receptions, and other public service programs and events. Schedule all travel activities and logistics for these events.
Meet individually with prospective students and their families who visit The University of Michigan.
Present general information sessions to large (up to several hundred people) and small groups of prospective undergraduate students and their families, responding to individual questions and concerns.
Respond to inquiries (phone, mail, electronic) from prospective undergraduate students and families.
Respond to email, phone, and written requests for admission and academic policy information.
40% OF THE COUNSELOR POSITION
Evaluate applications for domestic and international freshman and transfer admission using the University's individualized and comprehensive freshman application evaluation process.
Act as an intermediary on behalf of students, parents, High School Counselors, and the general public responding to and resolving problems, handling inquiries and concerns about educational issues as they relate to admission to the University and students' academic plans. Advocate on behalf of the students gaining admission to the University and understanding alternative options if they are non-admissible.
Provide professional referrals for prospective and newly admitted students requiring more extensive financial aid assistance, career planning, disability services, tutoring assistance, and personal counseling.
20% OF THE COUNSELOR POSITION
Assist in the planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation, of many recruitment programs and special projects.
One year of professional experience
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects, stay on task and have the ability to plan out required work to meet deadlines
Must be flexible. Able to excel when presented with new projects and / or new situations
Must be a team player and work towards the office goals
Self-starter and motivated. Must have the ability to work independently
A strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism
Familiar with basic computer software applications (Microsoft Suite) Must be free to travel extensively. Overnight travel, evening and weekend work is required
This position requires significant travel. Must have the flexibility to travel on short notice
Candidate must be able to transport and move admissions-related materials, including boxes of printed information packets and brochures, to various events and locations
Experience with students and colleagues from diverse ethnic backgrounds are desirable. Experience or knowledge in admissions work, recruitment principles, and student support services is desirable. Knowledge of the workings of a college or university is desirable.
Masters in Higher Education
Please note: There is a need for the selected candidate to independently secure reliable internet access/wifi due to the current remote work arrangement. This position is typically expected to work on-campus, and the incumbent may be expected to do so upon direction, following public health and University guidelines.
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 198209
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.