Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, and recipient of the 2019 Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire an Admissions Counselor/Community Outreach Liaison.This is a full-time, probationary position within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs/Admissions department.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Recruitment: Recruit and counsel prospective students on the admissions policies and procedures for admission to Metropolitan State University on campus and at numerous community locations. Provide intake services to newly admitted students and students in the admissions process, and for students being readmitted, maintaining comprehensive knowledge of the university’s mission, academic programs, and procedures for all students.
Territory Management: Manage an established territory of partner community colleges, universities, and local businesses and organizations where prospective students matriculating to Metro State can be served.
Community Outreach: Responsible for developing annual outreach plan that includes goals and assessment. Conduct community outreach to local organizations, connections, and stakeholders to build and develop relationships and create enhanced awareness of Metro State’s strengths with the goal of generating prospects, applicants, and enrolled students.
Data and assessment: Responsible for tracking student results for assigned territory including yield rates and return on investment for recruitment events and partnerships and the impact of external influences (such as economy, workforce needs, competition in the marketplace)
Campus Collaboration: Develop, plan and manage admissions programs in partnership with other departments, including, but not limited to, the Dean of Students Office, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, the Office of Equal Employment and Diversity, and the Alumni Office that will serve to recruit, admit and retain students of a targeted group as assigned.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
Education: Master’s Degree plus one year of professional experience OR bachelor’s degree plus two years of professional experience OR equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience
Professional Licensure/Certification: N/A
Experience: Minimum of 3 years
Type of Experience: College admissions, student services, recruiting, academic advising, sales, marketing, and/or related experience working with post-traditional students in an urban environment with diverse populations.
Excellent public speaking, writing and organizational skills
Must have the ability to work flexible hours, with occasional nights and weekends
Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the Twin Cities
Experience with cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships
Experience analyzing data and using results to inform/create strategy
Experience working with post-traditional learners
Ability to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic multi-campus organization within a team-oriented environment
Must be articulate and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. The ability to work as a team member to achieve departmental goals and objectives is essential.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Ability to lift and carry program materials weighing up to 30 lbs., setting up displays and tables, must be able to give tours around campus
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Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: March 2, 2021
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position.
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you have other questions related to this position announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at [email protected]
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The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The School/Academic Department: The mission of the Office of Admissions is to recruit, admit, and serve an eligible, diverse student population regionally, and nationally. It embraces the University’s commitment to attain the quality of students who are able to matriculate and graduate. The Office of Admissions also maintains the integrity of the admissions process; thus ensuring efficient and systematic evaluation of credentials. Through multiple recruitment strategies, the Office of Admissions works to ensure that eligible students have access to higher education.
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $43,785 (minimum) to $75,840 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.
* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the MSUAASF which can be found at:
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.