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Admissions Counselor

Company:
Assumption University
Job Location:
Worcester, 01609-1296
Category:
Health and Medical Services
Type:
Full-Time

Company Description:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.    

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply.    

The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city."  

Job Description:

BASIC PURPOSE:  Recruitment of students in support of the mission of the University.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Evaluates the qualifications of prospective students and makes admissions recommendations, which are in the best interests of the Student and the University.
  2. Represents the University at functions, fairs, visits, etc. in an effort to promote Assumption and encourage prospective students to apply for admission.
  3. Conducts personal interviews with prospective students in order to familiarize them with the University's programs and policies and to assess their interests and goals.
  4. Makes presentations promoting the University to various groups.
  5. Assesses students' requests for financial aid and makes recommendations for scholarships and grants on the basis of scholarship, character and financial need.
  6. Work with the VPEM, Dean of Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid to find ways to make Assumption affordable and attractive to students of all wealth profiles and to minimize barriers to entry.
  7. Work collaboratively with the Enrollment Management and Student Success teams to support the success of all students.
  8. Ushers students through the enrollment process with the highest level of attention and care.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  10. Serves as a Campus Security Authority for Clery reporting purposes and a Responsible Employee for Title IX reporting purposes.
  11. Interacts on a daily basis with prospective and current students, parents, alumni, high school representatives, University community, athletics, vendors and professional organizations of higher education.
  12. Travels for a minimum of 4 months each year making approximately 250 visits to high schools, conventions, and fairs.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Strong computer skills required. Experience with relational databases and research methodology helpful.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, including overnight travel as required. Ability to travel and valid driver's license required.
  • A passion for working towards educational equity.
  • Familiarity with the barriers to access and success in higher education system.
  • Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University.

Preferred:

  • 1-3 years of experience working the college/university setting.
  • Spanish speaking.
  • Master's Degree
  • Experience working with students and families from underrepresented backgrounds, and community-based organizations.

Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required.

MENTAL DEMANDS:  The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.

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