Admissions Counselor - Graduate and Nursing Admissions Office
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Internal Number: 2484942
Admissions Counselor GRADUATE AND NURSING ADMISSIONS OFFICE
POSITION SUMMARY: The Admissions Counselor for the Graduate and Nursing Admissions Office is responsible for recruiting prospective students and applicants within designated student cohort(s) and/or academic program(s). Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, and application review are all significant functions of this position. This position reports to the Associate Director of Graduate and Nursing Admissions.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Reflects and promotes the mission, vision, and identity of the University. Recruits prospective students interested in graduate and adult-degree nursing programs. Implements recruiting strategies as directed by the management team. Attends recruitment activities including organized fairs and events and makes presentations at community colleges, churches, organizations and business. Maintains scheduled contact via telephone and email with prospect and applicant roster. Must be accountable to goals and yield as set by management. Assists with coordination of various prospect and applicant on-campus and off-site visit programs. Conducts individual on-campus appointments and occasional tours. Counsels applicants through the admission process. Completes unofficial transcript evaluations for prospective students and applicants. Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree completed or in progress. Experience in admissions, recruitment, education, public relations, or marketing preferred. Excellent experience in customer relations and service administration required. Ability to professionally represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to students, parents, staff, administration, faculty, community college representatives, and pastors. Strong collaborative and team-oriented interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient. Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work, and multi-task with interruptions. Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner. Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with enterprise system such as Colleague preferred. Overnight travel and occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Be able to lift 20 lbs. boxes of files and/or publications. Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.
SALARY: Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: [email protected] . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.
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Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts studies equipping students for a Self-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and services. U.S. News & World Report for 2016 ranked Vanguard University #13 in Regional Colleges (West), #10 fro Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review also named Vanguard University a 2015 "Best in the West" College. Additionally, Vanguard is named in the Christian Colleges of Distinction and made the Forbes list of best universities. Vanguard University is Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).