Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Salary/Rate: $41,196 (@ 1.0FTE, non-reduced)
Effective 9/10/2021, extension to the priority consideration date. See below for details
The Admissions counselor participates in the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of new students to Southern Oregon University (SOU). 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 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 prospective students, parents, high school and community college counselors, and the community to ensure all questions and needs are addressed in a timely manner. Extensive out-of-town travel is required.
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.
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(Spanish/English) strongly preferred.
All Listed Duties:
Develop and manage Oregon and out-of-state territories:
Represents SOU on the Oregon Public University (OPU) tour, national and regional college fairs, and individual return visits to high schools, and community colleges.
Thorough pre-planning and follow up with students and influencers as well as evaluation, and record keeping is required.
Participate in Admissions/campus programs:
Events include: Preview programs, Raider Registration/Orientation, campus visits (group and individual), and other recruitment programs.
Involvement could include at varying levels: event planning and scheduling, management of the Raider Ambassador program, and facilitation of individual and group campus visit scheduling.
Work with Assistants, Associate Director, and Director of Admissions in executing all aspects of recruitment programs.
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.
File review and processing.
Review application files and communicate as necessary with students and counselors.
Assist in processing of incoming materials that may include interest cards, applications, transcripts, and test scores.
Counselor of the day (COD) functions:
Act as the primary contact for walk-ins, phone calls, and emails from prospective students, school counselors, community members, and the general public.
Welcome the daily campus tours.
Counsel prospective freshmen, transfer students, and influencers about individual admissions situations, evaluate course requirements, test scores, and other Admission-related questions.
Participate in on-campus programs and committees as appropriate and other duties as assigned.
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.