Portland State is developing a new Regional Admission Counselor position that is based in Southern California. This position has been created to respond to growing interest and potential for enrollment of non-resident students in the region. This position is tasked with increasing the visibility of Portland State throughout Southern California and is expected to increase applications as well as enrolling students from the region. It is required that this position be based out of one's home and that the individual reside in Southern California, their primary recruitment territory.
As a member of the Enrollment Management division at Portland State University, the Regional Admission Counselor will develop and implement recruitment strategies and programs aimed at achieving the university's non-resident enrollment goals.
This counselor works extensively with key constituencies off campus to optimize recruitment and enrollment practices of non-resident students, including international and domestic students alike. This position will have specific assignments related to student recruitment and outreach, collaboration with high school and community college personnel, as well as university partnerships. The Regional Admission Counselor is responsible for freshman and transfer recruitment throughout Southern California (Zip Codes 90000-93598) and is expected to work out of their home, in high schools and on community college campuses. Primary functions of this position include student engagement through promotion of PSU's academic programs, maintaining a recruitment budget, and the planning and execution of recruitment events.
This counselor will represent the university and its academic programs and services to prospective students and their families, college personnel, partner institutions and advisors, and the general public. This position requires evening and weekend work, and will include overnight travel. Availability to work weekends is required. Willingness to travel for a minimum of 20 weeks per year is required. This counselor must have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, and with varying levels of exposure to higher education, is required. By the end of the third year of this appointment the primary recruitment territory will be re-evaluated by the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree - Minimum of 3+ years experience in admissions, recruitment, student advising, or closely related fields - Must be able to drive and travel in all weather conditions - Must be able to fly on a commercial aircraft - Must be able and willing to both travel for extended periods and work irregular hours extensively, including late nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends. - Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal presentation, and organizational skills. - Willingness to travel for a minimum of 20 weeks per year is required. - Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite, Ellucian Banner (or equivalent), CRM system(s), and Google applications. - The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of exposure to higher education is required. - Ability to critically and logically analyze, synthesize, interpret and extrapolate admission data, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols. - Ability to handle multiple demands, priorities and/or deadlines simultaneously, and to work independently and with significant autonomy. - Ability to exercise a high level of independent thinking, creativity, and innovation. - Ability to interact and communicate successfully with University administrators, deans, faculty, staff, and the public. - Must be able to lift 50 pounds. - This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in California, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
- Demonstrated competency and proficiency in a language other than English.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state