The Admissions Counselor for Diversity Outreach will participate in recruitment efforts of all learners (freshmen, transfers, post-traditional, first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, full-time and part-time students). Will counsel students and parents about postsecondary options and recruit them to NKU including conducting individual and group information sessions and provide tours of the campus. The Counselor represents NKU at high school and college day/night programs; manages a defined recruitment territory to include (30-40) high schools, 7-10 community colleges, and 8-10 weeks of travel, develop partnerships with community agencies and groups and aids in the retention efforts in cooperation with the Center for Student Inclusiveness.
Primary Responsibilities :
1) Manage a defined recruitment territory (30-40 high schools, 7-10 community colleges, and 8-10 weeks of travel) and develop partnerships with community agencies and groups. 2) Counsel students and parents about postsecondary options and recruit them to NKU, assist with customer service for prospective students and respond to the Office of Admissions email accounts. 3) Conduct individual and group information sessions and provide occasional tours of campus. 4) Position will assist with all recruitment and yield initiatives for diverse and underrepresented students/families. 5) Assist with coordination of the Multicultural Leadership Conference and assist with additional Multicultural Recruitment and Yield Programs. 6) Develop key contacts in the community that support diverse and underrepresented learners. 7) Assist in the development of marketing action plans for diverse learners.
Excellent communication skills and superior customer service experience. Experience and interest in working with prospective students and parents to promote higher education. Extremely detail orientated, diplomatic with an ability to exercise discretion and maintain privacy, critical thinking skills, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, prepare and deliver professional presentations. Must have ability to make accurate and deliberate decisions in an often-high volume work environment. Candidates with excellent knowledge of the Spanish language and bilingual skills are encouraged to apply for this position. Candidate must have a valid driver's license and access to transportation.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.
Review of applications will begin February 5, 2021.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Quick Link: 9899
Internal Number: 9899
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.