This position is responsible for coordinating in-person and on-campus visit experiences for prospective students, parents and groups as they navigate the college search process. Working closely with the admissions team, faculty, staff, athletic coaches, and students will prove to be an essential element in creating a positive experience for the campus visit. This is a pivotal part of the process that often initiates the next step of applying or enrolling at Xavier University of Louisiana. The candidate will also co-manage the student ambassador program for the Office of Admissions while assisting with planning of admissions events throughout the calendar year. This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Admissions, with a focus on recruiting high achieving students. This position will serve in an admissions counselor role as needed to assist in day-to-day office functions is also responsible for aiding in local recruitment initiatives and serves as the primary liaison for the One Stop Shop department in affiliation with the Office of Enrollment Management. as an admissions counselor to fill-in day-to-day office functions. AA/EOE
Excellent organizational skills with acute attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities, including the ability to quickly establish rapport with a wide spectrum of constituents, both external and internal to the university.
Must have proven ability to maintain and project a professional image at all times when representing the university.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; proven ability to plan and deliver effective presentations to small and large groups.
Demonstrated organization and planning skills; strong follow-up and follow-through skills to ensure timely, within-budget completion of goals and objectives.
Proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely, creative and positive manner.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks and demands.
Computer proficiency, particularly in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Proven ability to initiate workload, quickly learn and apply new information.
Advanced social media skill set
Previous marketing experience
2-3 years of experience preferred in event planning, marketing or admissions.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.