Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Admissions Counselor.Â If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.Â At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.Â We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.Â If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers free tuition for employees, dependents and spouses. Â Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.Â
Brandeis University Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for the position of Admissions Counselor.Â This person will promote the University at both on and off campus programs, which include public presentations. This staff member will manage a recruitment territory, building relationships with prospective students and their families, school counselors and representatives from community-based organizations.Â In this role, it will also be important to develop a working knowledge of high school curriculums, interview prospective students and evaluate undergraduate applications. This person will serve as a member of the selection team and support the overall execution of strategic departmental and institutional enrollment goals.Â
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
Manage recruitment territory- including travel, college fairs, receptions, information sessions, high school visits and virtual outreach.
Conduct holistic review of all first-year and transfer applications from the assigned recruitment region and be an active participant in committee.
Perform information sessions on-campus and off-campus and serves as resource for campus visitors on a regular basis.
As a member of the selection team, assist counseling staff as needed to support various projects and programs, as determined by the supervisor and the cyclical needs of the office. These could include projects such as managing the Brandeis Alumni Admissions Council (ACC), planning yield receptions or supervising the front desk student workers.
Conducts interviews for candidates for admission.
Travel 2-6 weeks in the fall and 1-2 weeks in the spring, including some nights and weekends.
Bachelorâ™s degree required plus 1-3 years related work experience.
Skill and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as they affect the college admissions process; a demonstrated commitment to building a strong and diverse applicant pool, and an awareness of how systemic economic and racial inequity in studentsâ™ secondary school backgrounds impacts their application to college.
Demonstrated strong process management skills; organizational skills; problem solving, and decision making.
Must be organized, an excellent communicator and collaborator, with the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines.Â Ability to build strong relationships with admissions staff and constituents across campus and be a team player.
Computer skills - proficiency with Microsoft applications required; Slate Technolutions and Workday preferred.
Previous work in undergraduate admissions is preferred.
A driverâ™s license is required.
Evening and weekend work are necessary for some of the calendar year.
You must submit a cover letter with your application for consideration. You should upload the letter with your resume; there is not a separate prompt for a cover letter in the candidate application system.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.