Graduate Admissions Counselor
OPENING DATE: March 12, 2013
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Full time, 12 months
START DATE: As soon as possible
This position is responsible for recruiting students into the Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business, and Elementary Education programs.
Specific essential responsibilities are as follows:
- Develop, implement and analyze recruitment strategies and programs, including correspondence, presentations, information meetings, interviews, and follow-up strategies in order to achieve enrollment goals and objectives.
- Establish and foster relationships with influencers in business/corporate, educational and/or church arenas via personal visits and frequent communication to facilitate and/or enhance student recruitment.
- Provide overview of and direct prospective students to appropriate student services including financial aid, website registration and housing options.
- Research market and analyze trends regarding assigned academic programs. Collaborate with Graduate Admissions Director and academic program directors to develop long-term enrollment strategies. Contribute to the setting of recruitment and enrollment goals.
- Provide input for marketing efforts, including publications, advertising, campus visits, and web site information. Evaluate effectiveness of plans and suggest modifications.
- Establish and maintain a dynamic, cooperative relationship with program directors and faculty in areas of assigned programs.
- Prepare and organize graduate student credentials for program admissions committees.
- Represent the University as an exhibitor at career fairs, professional conferences, and trade shows. Travel as necessary on behalf of the University. Research new venues and assess effectiveness of attended conferences, shows and fairs.
- Support admissions and recruitment efforts in all graduate programs as a member of the Graduate Admissions team.
- Contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to ethnic and gender diversity.
- Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree strongly preferred.
- Two to three years professional experience; experience in sales/marketing or higher education admissions preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills with a wide variety of people, including non-US citizens.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple and changing priorities.
- High level of initiative and goal orientation.
- Strong teamwork skills.
- Strong customer service orientation and understanding of needs of adult students.
- Proven ability to learn and effectively utilize technology as required for the position, including the use of social media and university database.
- Ability and willingness to travel on occasional or regular basis, including Oregon driver’s license.
- Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university’s mission as described on our website.
- Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.