Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions*
Closed: when filled
Southwestern University invites applications for an Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions position. *The title of the position (Admission Counselor, Assistant Director of Admissions) depends on the experience, education and overall background of the candidate. This position involves both direct and indirect recruitment of prospective students for Southwestern University and helps families navigate the college admission process. The Admission Counselor/ Assistant Director of Admissions is strongly focused on providing excellent follow-through, customer service and communicating the educational opportunities available at Southwestern University. This position recruits’ students from Texas and several areas throughout the nation and is responsible for meeting individual recruitment goals and contributing to the overall success of the Enrollment Services Division.
Primary Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Articulate the university message and strengthen Southwestern’s brand to prospective students, families, high school counselors, alumni and community members.
- Nurture, build, and sustain ongoing professional relationships with prospective students, their families, high school and independent counselors, community partners and alumni to achieve assigned enrollment management objectives.
- Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate all phases of recruitment within an assigned geographic area including in person high school visits and college fair programs, receptions and promotional programs to represent Southwestern University to students, parents, counselors, teachers and administrators. This is approximately 8-10 weeks of job function.
- Plan, coordinate and participate in virtual college fairs, high school visits, presentations, interviews and online information sessions
- Conduct scholarship and admission interviews with prospective students.
- Read and evaluate applications and provide input in the student candidate selection process.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably from a Liberal Arts institution. (in order to be considered for the Assistant Director role, one must have at least two years of admission experience.)
- Understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education.
- Availability and willingness to consistently attend work and maintain a regular work schedule. Also, enthusiastically and frequently work evenings and partial weekends, as needed for success. These busy times may occur several months per year.
- Possess a proactive approach when following up with students and families through what can be a complex and competitive admission process with a positive attitude and professionalism.
- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning all matters in the office of Enrollment Services and adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.
- Demonstrated ability to self-manage time, activity and spending while staying focused on accomplishments of objectives in a high capacity and fast paced environment.
- Ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities and produce a reliable work product, even in stressful situations.
- Possess outstanding presentation/public speaking, communication and interaction skills (verbal and written).
- Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community.
- Excellent computer skills, including the use of software in the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Slides).
- Ability to lift boxes of at least 25 lbs.
- A valid driver’s license.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
- Experience in an admission setting as an undergraduate.
- Familiarity of the Admission CRM Slate
- Proficiency or fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish
- Experience with event planning and volunteer management. –OMIT
- Extensive knowledge of the University and the programs offered.
Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.
To apply: The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/117011. Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the name and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectation. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. EOE/M/F