University of Rochester Admissions Counselor - 216350 in Rochester, New York
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Admissions
8:30 AM-5 PM; FREQUENT WKENDS/HOL
Admission Counselors represent the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering of the University of Rochester to all constituents seeking information about the admission process: prospective students, parents, school officials, and others. Admissions Counselors serve as the University’s primary representative in several states and regions; must often work autonomously, have solid time management skills, and exercise sound judgment. Possess organizational and analytical skills and have a keen eye for detail; solid understanding of marketing and proficiency with technology. Understanding of undergraduate student needs would be helpful.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a culturally diverse environment are essential. The Admissions Counselor must possess demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with a commitment to issues of diversity and the ability to work in a team setting with all levels of management, faculty, and staff. The Admissions Counselor must generally work independently, be able to travel by air, rail, ship, and car as needed, work long hours during peak seasons, frequent evening and weekends required.
General Counseling Duties on Campus
Prepare and deliver group information sessions for visiting families (daily in rotation) to contribute to their understanding of the University of Rochester’s culture and curriculum to help identify if their student is a possible fit for admission.
Support reception activities: for example open houses - RR (Research Rochester) and yield activities – Experience Days (2018 Experience, etc.) to both inform campus visitors and to answer questions about the Rochester application or financial aid process.
Provide support for on campus counselor breakfasts, SSIC (Secondary School Issues Conference), CORT (Colleges of Rochester Tours), FLCT (Finger Lakes Counselor Tour), IB (International Baccalaureate) Coordinators, CBO (Community Based Organizations) Administrators, and other secondary school personnel, alumni, etc. by attending these events and interacting with Secondary School Counselors, CBO Administrators and other stakeholders as needed to help identify students for admission.
Conduct admission interviews and complete interview forms in Admissions Online System (AOS) on prospective students to determine applicant interest and to begin to inform the possibility of their admission.
Answer telephone, email inquiries, and participate in College Week Live to establish relationships with students, their families, and other external constituents in order to recruit students to the University.
Plan community college and high school visits, admissions interviews off- campus, college fairs, and alumni admission events in assigned region during fall, spring and summer semesters to include 6-8 weeks of off campus travel necessary to establish relationships with students, their families, and other external constituents in order to identify students as a possible fit for admission.
Prepare reports for the Director detailing recruitment activities and outcomes at the conclusion of the travel seasons with recommendations for future opportunities to allow the Director to determine strategies to attract students for admission.
Build relationships with guidance counselors by visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and counselor receptions. Understanding the UR’s academic rigor helps guidance counselors identify and recommend students for possible admission.
Build relationships with alumni admission volunteers by conducting orientations on admissions activities. Understanding the UR’s academic rigor helps alumni admission volunteers identify and recommend students for possible admission.
Review and evaluate approximately 700+ applications from assigned regions and schools to determine admissibility to the University.
Make recommendations to the second reader about admissions decisions to determine admissibility, wait list status, and deniability.
Review and evaluate applications for merit scholarship consideration; make recommendations that may determine if the student is eligible for merit.
- Project team participation assignment in areas such as event planning (alumni, etc.), liaison to other departments (residential life, etc.), special programs (Rochester Early Medical Scholars, etc.), and different recruitment initiatives (underrepresented, etc.).
Attend and participate in on-going growth and development in the field of admissions (NYSACAC, etc.) for the purpose of incorporating this knowledge into daily activities through attendance at conferences, workshops, (etc.) as a participant, panelist, presenter, or moderator. Other activities designed to acclimate new admissions counselors (public speaker training, writing workshops, etc.) will occur.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other senior leaders.
A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Work in a related field such as sales, counseling or human resources will be considered. This position will require a valid Motor Vehicle License and valid US Passport.
Cover letter must be page one of resume. Online applications only.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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