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Admissions Counselor, Assistant Director of Admissions (Multiple Positions)

Company:
Assumption University
Job Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment

Company Description:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts institution 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 applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.

Job Description:

BASIC PURPOSE: Assists in the recruitment and selection of students in support of the mission of the University.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Responsible for managing a geographic territory with goals for applications and deposits.

2. Evaluates the qualifications of prospective students and makes admissions recommendations, which are in the best interest of the student and the University.

3. Represents the University at conventions, University night functions, fairs and high school visits, etc. in an effort to promote Assumption and encourages prospective students to apply for admission here.

4. Conducts personal interviews with prospective students in order to familiarize them with the University's programs and policies, and to assess their interest and goals.

5. Makes presentations promoting the University to various groups of students, parents, and guidance personnel.

6. Assesses students' requests for financial aid and makes recommendations for scholarships and grants on the basis of scholarship, character and financial need.

7. Assists with planning and implementation of on-campus events for prospective students and families.

8. Serves as a Campus Security Authority for Clery reporting purposes and a Responsible Employee for Title IX reporting purposes.

9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

* Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.

* B.A. required.

* Minimum of 2-4 years experience in college admissions required to be considered as an Assistant Director

* Strong verbal and written skills required. Ability to speak a second language a plus.

* Solid interpersonal skills and ability to relate using multiple communication channels.

* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

* Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.

* Strong computer skills required. Experience with CRM, relational databases, and research methodology helpful.

* Ability to work evenings and weekends, including overnight travel as required.

* Valid driver's license required.

Additional Information:

* Interacts on a daily basis with prospective and current students, parents, alumni, and high school representatives.

* Travels extensively 4-6 months of the year making approximately 250 visits to high schools, conventions, and fairs per year.

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. Ability to lift up to 50lbs. 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.

Application Instructions:

Please be sure to submit your cover letter addressing qualifications for this position along with your resume.

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