Application deadline is November 1, 2021(updated 10/13/21).
The Undergraduate Office of Admissions is seeking a highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented regional Admissions Counselor. This position will represent the University of Minnesota to prospective students, prospective student families, and high school officials in Southern California, and other targeted states of the U.S., while providing customer service to prospective students from a variety of geographical locations and identities, including racial and ethnic backgrounds.This position will be based in the Southern California region.
This is a full-time, P&A, non-exempt position. Salary range is $55,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications. This includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, 22 paid time off days, one personal holiday in addition to the existing 11 University holidays.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer-paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program
Independently design and execute a recruitment plan that is tailored to the territory of Southern California (SOCA).
Decide, plan, and execute a college recruitment management plan that applies an effective mix of in-person recruitment, over-the-phone communication, and other methods of relationship-building.
Monitor student behavioral trends and identify responses or changes to recruitment plan based on those trends.
Responsible for maintaining and growing visits, applications, and other key enrollment indicators in SOCA territory.
Exercise significant discretion and independent judgment in developing and modifying travel schedules during the admissions year to meet the University’s admissions goals.
Stakeholder management is a key component of territory/college management. Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including prospective students, parents, high school counselors, community leaders, secondary school teachers, and administrators.
Provide individual advising and admissions counseling to students and families. Explain and/or interpret University admissions policies and procedures.
Provide assistance and answer questions in person, via phone or via email, regarding admissions requirements, academic programs, and student life.
Respond and communicate via escalated calls and situations with students or parents/guardians who are concerned with an admissions decision.
Perform application review and evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and counseling purposes.
Proactively recruit top students to the University of Minnesota, and represent the University at high school and community presentations and college fairs in SOCA, exploring national growth in secondary territories, and support national recruitment throughout the country as needed/ requested by national members and direct manager.
Bachelor's degree and at least four years of relevant work experience
Must have a valid driver's license or consistent and reliable transportation to travel regionally in California
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in practice as part of personal growth and development.
Must be able to travel regionally and nationally, sometimes overnight, for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work evenings/weekends and some holidays as needed.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and evaluate recruiting plans.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and use data to guide work.
Preference given to candidates with University of Minnesota experience defined broadly such as former student, graduate, employee, or community member of any campus.
Preference given to candidates with admissions experience.
Experience in regional territory management or working in remote positions.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.