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Salary/Rate: $ 43,779.00 @ 1.0 FTE
This position will live and work in the Portland, Oregon area. A Southern Oregon University (SOU) Regional Admissions Counselor is responsible for the planning and execution of a territory in a defined region and is based in an assigned area. This position requires one to work with prospective high school and transfer students and their families independently in schools and other venues regularly, make decisions, and manage their territory. They must be able to work with little or no supervision while recruiting students and be able to explain SOU policies independent of direct supervisor, while traveling. They must interact effectively with diverse prospective students, parents, high school and community college counselors, and the community to ensure all questions and needs are addressed in a timely manner. They will participate in the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of new students to Southern Oregon University and will develop plans, maintain a budget, coordinate events, communicate with students, families, counselors, colleagues, and their supervisor regularly. They must understand and represent SOU academic programs, college admission requirements, residency requirements, housing services, athletics, student activities, and other aspects of the University. They will schedule recruitment and travel plans, and file reimbursements and paperwork. They will do this while working from their home and remotely from campus. The successful person should enjoy hard work, like being part of a team, and have an understanding of the admissions profession as well as have previous experience in recruitment.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Experience working in a multicultural environment.
Working as part of a team.
Oregon Driver's License and clean driving record.
Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.
This position is required to be based out of the individual's home and must reside in an identified county and within city limits as required and approved by the Director of Admissions.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or other relevant fields.
Experience working in admissions outreach and recruitment.
Experience planning and organizing programs on high school and college campuses.
Bilingual in the English and Spanish languages strongly preferred.
All Listed Duties:
Represents SOU on tour, national and regional college fairs, individual return visits to high schools and community colleges, and other activities as needed and assigned in regional territories including the greater Portland area, as far south as Eugene, and as far north as Seattle, Washington.
Thorough pre-planning and follow up with students and influencers as well as evaluation and record keeping is required.
Develops and maintains relations with key SOU departments and external communities and organizations to best serve all student populations.
Works frequently with SOU campuses (Ashland and Medford) to promote SOU programs and services in order to attract and enroll successful students to SOU.
Travels back to campus for training, campus-based recruitment events, and other meetings as needed and assigned.
Plans and conducts presentations, informational sessions, and discussions regarding SOU and college enrollment.
Supports the strategic plan and goals for a diverse and academically competitive student body through recruitment efforts.
Schedules recruitment and other program related activities from their home and manages and coordinates travel arrangements to assure the effective use of resources.
Confirms appointments and advertises visitations to students, counselors, and others.
Maintains reports assessing effectiveness of activities and budgetary expenditures.
Independently plans and coordinates travel.
Makes budget recommendations to the Associate and/or Director of Admissions.
Communicated with on-campus staff to coordinate packing and shipping of materials, and other necessary duties to fulfill obligations to be successful in role.
Working with special populations to be outlined with Associate Director and Director of Admissions. Populations could include: student athletes, under-represented students, school groups, individual campus visitors or transfer students.
Includes recruitment, program planning, and services for students in designated population.
Attend and assist with the planning of events and activities on behalf of the Office of Admissions as needed and assigned.
Aide the Associate Director with event planning and coordination for the execution of programming and general support.
Provide event coverage for key yield and reception programs (ie, SOU2YOU and Raider Receptions).
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to:
Assisting with publications and website updates.
Help with managing social media efforts, work with volunteers, and provide support for the Associate Director and Director of Admissions.
Manage home office duties which including storing and tracking inventory of recruitment materials, responsible for issued equipment (ex: laptop, printer, etc.).
This position requires the ability to travel and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.