Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota- The Office of Admissions is seeking a highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented Midwest Admissions Counselor. We are looking for an Admissions Counselor who will represent the University of Minnesota to prospective students, prospective student families, and high school officials in the Midwest. The Midwest Admissions Counselor will provide customer service to prospective students from a variety of geographical and ethnic backgrounds, focusing on Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan and Ohio, and other states as necessary. The Midwest Admissions Counselor will be based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will travel to designated territories. This position sits on the National Recruitment Team and reports directly to the Associate Director of National Recruitment.
JOB DUTIES: Serve as contact for prospective students from the midwest, and across the nation. Travel independently for multiple weeks to various states in the midwest to exercise recruitment activities such as high school visits and college fairs. Plan, participate and work with general student recruitment outreach activities on and off campus. Serve as key liaison with high school counselors, independent counselors, and other school officials from the midwest. Serve as presenter at high school programs, recruitment events, and counselor meetings. Recruit and facilitate enrollment of prospective undergraduate students, traveling out of state regularly in the fall and spring. Provide admissions counseling to prospective students, their parents, and guidance counselors. Evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and college fit counseling purposes. Implement extensive recruitment and relationship-building efforts utilizing written, telephone, and in-person communication to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. Manage multiple priorities at one time including but not limited to: reviewing applications, meeting calling goals, and nurturing stakeholder relationships. Serve as one-stop contact for freshman admissions; provide advising and assistance throughout the admission process to students, family members, and high school counselors. Coordinate and deliver on and off-campus information sessions to recruit students to apply and enroll at the University of Minnesota.
Salary Range: $45,000-$48,000
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS with at least two years of relevant experience. Ability to travel for long periods of time within the midwest and across the nation. Must have a valid driver’s license; must be able to travel out of state for extended periods, working evenings/weekends and holidays as needed. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Event planning or project management experience preferred. Preference given to University of Minnesota graduates. Preference given to candidates with admissions experience.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.