The role of an admission counselor/assistant director is to recruit, review and yield traditional first-year, full-time undergraduate students. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors are members of a larger admission team, all of whom are responsible for conveying the mission and essence of the University experience to both students, parents, counselors, and other influencers. An Admission Counselor/Assistant Director manages a travel territory with a suite of in-office responsibilities, as well as, managing a project, process, or group of people (such as students or volunteers) as part of in-office responsibilities. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors work nights and weekends as required; exhibit successful management skills and leadership of others and/or execute complex projects and/or processes; and execute independent travel domestically and/or internationally for a minimum of 4-6 weeks per cycle. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors are expected to attend at least one professional conference (virtually or in-person) opportunity annually. Encouraged to seek positions of responsibility in state or regional associations and/or present at conferences. Admission Counselors/Assistant Directors report to the Dean of Undergraduate Admission via their campus associate director who is the immediate supervisor.
Manage a recruitment territory as measured by both qualitative and quantitative indicators such as relationship building, creativity with travel/recruitment strategies, independent management, volume, enrollment trends, employment of fiscal and time management efficiencies.
Develop a nuanced knowledge of the university, mission, identity, academic programs, and admission-related messaging. Ability to create one’s own expression of the Fordham story that effectively communicates information about the University and the admission process that is personal yet consistent with office guidelines and adheres to standards.
Develop collaborative relationships with team members, other members of the University community, students and families, guidance community
Actively participate in office-wide programming and special projects as assigned.
Represent the Office of Admission at college panels and other special off-campus events hosted by the high school counseling community.
Other office's responsibilities and duties as assigned.
Present at local, regional, or national conferences.
Execute responsibilities related to the review and processing of admission applications including but not limited to:
Meeting reading benchmarks
Adhering to holistic reading standards as set forth by the Dean and senior team
positive and proactive customer service to families and students at all stages in the process
willingness to assist the team in meeting goals through teamwork during critical periods
ability to be flexible and professional during periods of high-volume activities
possess solid critical thinking skills and decision making
understand nuanced university and admission goals with the context of the University and office-wide strategic plans
communicate effectively (verbal, written) both in individual settings and in group presentations (5-100+ people)
active participation in staff meetings and retreats
Experience in Undergraduate Admission (0-5 years).
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are critical.
Adept at public speaking.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Driver’s license is required.
Familiarity with Technolutions SLATE or like Admission CRM.
Basic quantitative and analytical acumen.
Possess skills to read and synthesize information within compressed time frames and for a high volume of application information.
Engagement in professional development opportunities outside of a university or with other non-admission, university departments (i.e., conference presenter, committee member, advisor, Global Outreach volunteer).
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.