This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position in the Office of Admissions. The following description is intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list of specific responsibilities. This position will be accountable for contributing to the overall enrollment goals of Menlo College.
The Admissions Counselor is accountable for all activities relating to the recruiting of domestic transfer students and students using VA education benefits to Menlo College, primarily from local community colleges. The Admissions Counselor must build relationships with key community college personnel through regular on-site visits and communication. The Admissions Counselor helps implement admissions marketing strategies and plan publications, as well as other communications that address targeted recruitment strategies. Each academic session requires enrollment representation of the College at various, primarily community college-sponsored functions to interpret state-mandated and institutional admissions requirements, provide financial aid information and guidelines, and give information regarding courses of study, and other aspects of the College to prospective students, families, school administrators, and faculty.
Coordinate communication with the community colleges and independent counseling communities
Evaluate applications for admissions review, including completion of transfer credit evaluations and conducting in-depth interviews to assess students’ needs, goals, major choices, and preparedness for university-level work.
Plan and execute visits to surrounding community colleges and college fairs to attract potential students
Counsel students and parents about the admissions process
Improve visibility of Menlo College throughout the community
Maintain updated information on trends in transfer admissions and marketing tactics used by competitors
Assist domestic transfer students in obtaining the necessary documentation needed for the application process
Assist students that are using VA education benefits in obtaining necessary documentation needed for the application process
Attends Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits training
Assist in identifying and executing marketing opportunities to promote transfer recruiting
Coordinates, plans, and participates in Academic Open Houses, Community College Luncheons/Conferences, Admitted Student Receptions, and all on-campus recruitment/yield activities
Provides onboarding support to new students
These duties require regular and effective communication with incoming students, families, transfer counselors, and independent counseling communities. Regular travel on weekends to visit and represent Menlo College at fairs and conferences. Regular office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday; selected Saturdays and Sundays, and some evenings.
Must be able to work in an open office setting and be in constant contact with the public for the purposes of recruitment and creating amiable connections. This position requires picking up/pulling recruiting materials up to 50 pounds in weight.
This position requires driving to predetermined recruiting events. Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the College in a consistently positive manner to diverse populations.
Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic. Ability to interpret, communicate, and apply policy and procedures. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to independently set priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through on actions having implications with regard to other departments.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preferred emphasis in higher education/counseling
Previous academic experience preferred
1-2 minimum years of admissions-related experience
Experience working with active-duty members, veterans, and family of the United States Armed forces
A valid driver’s license and the flexibility to work and travel evenings and weekends
Ability to multitask in a busy office
Working knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs
Competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor
A commitment to the mission and values of Menlo College
About Menlo College
Menlo College is a diverse and tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Our mission is to: “…ignite potential and educate students to make meaningful contributions in the innovation economy.” We attract students from all over the world who are committed to learning, playing intercollegiate sports, starting and leading organizations, and making an impact in their communities.
Continuing an unbroken streak for more than a decade, Menlo College was named to The Princeton Review “2021 Best Colleges” list, recognition given to only 12% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2020, Menlo College was also ranked #11 in Money for Best Business Colleges in the U.S. Menlo College is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Only 1% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. achieve this dual recognition.
Our campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator with exceptional opportunities for experience-based learning.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: [email protected].
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.
All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check.
All employees that operate a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College must be cleared annually using Department of Motor Vehicle records.
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About Menlo College
Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community... made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."