Portland State is developing a new Regional Admission Counselor position that is based in the Northern California Bay Area. This position is tasked with increasing the visibility of Portland State as well as generating new applications and enrolling students from the region. It is required that this position be based out of one’s home and that the individual resides in Oakland, California or one of its adjacent cities.
As a member of the Enrollment Management division at Portland State University, the Regional Admission Counselor will develop and implement recruitment strategies and programs aimed at achieving the university’s non-resident enrollment goals. This position participates in all of the division’s enrollment strategies but prioritizes recruitment initiatives and outreach of African American, African, Black students, as well as other underserved populations in the California Bay Area. This position will work directly with up to 20 highly diverse schools or community based organizations within the region.
This counselor works extensively with key constituencies off campus to optimize recruitment and enrollment practices of non-resident students. The Regional Admission Counselor is responsible for recruitment of first-time first-year prospective students and is expected to work out of their home, and in high schools of interest. Primary functions of this position include student engagement through promotion of PSU’s academic programs as well as its grants and scholarships, maintaining a recruitment budget, and the planning and execution of recruitment events.
This counselor will represent the university and its academic programs and services to prospective students and their families, college personnel, partner institutions and advisors, and the general public. This position requires evening and weekend work, and may include overnight travel. Availability to work weekends is required. Willingness to travel for a minimum of 20 weeks per year is required. This counselor must have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, and with varying levels of exposure to higher education, is required. This position has secured funding from the Hinckley Recruitment Fund for a duration of 5 years. By the end of the fourth year of this appointment the primary recruitment territories will be re-evaluated by the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
3+ years experience in admissions, recruitment, student advising, or closely related fields
Must be able to drive and travel in all weather conditions
Must be able to fly on a commercial aircraft
Must be able and willing to both travel for extended periods and work irregular hours extensively, including late nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal presentation, and organizational skills.
Willingness to travel for a minimum of 20 weeks per year is required.
Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite, Ellucian Banner (or equivalent), CRM system(s), and Google applications.
The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of exposure to higher education is required.
Ability to critically and logically analyze, synthesize, interpret and extrapolate admission data, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols.
Ability to handle multiple demands, priorities and/or deadlines simultaneously, and to work independently and with significant autonomy.
Ability to exercise a high level of independent thinking, creativity, and innovation.
Ability to interact and communicate successfully with University administrators, deans, faculty, staff, and the public.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in California, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.
PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.
As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and ...the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.
Portland State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.