Graduate and Adult Admissions Counselor

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Job Type

Part Time




United States


Regis University

Graduate & Adult Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions (ADMI)

Position Category: Staff

FTE: 1.0

Schedule: 8:30am 5:00pm Monday Friday Some evenings and weekends required

Will driving be required?: Yes

If temporary, list start date:

If temporary, list end date:

Requested start date for this position: 08/06/2018

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Northwest Denver

Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time

Posting Number: 201101125

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of an Assistant Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor is a new student recruiter and enrollment manager, with a primary emphasis on building relationships from inquiry to matriculation for adult students at Regis University. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for day-to-day recruitment activities ensuring the enrollment of new adult online and graduate students into Regis University. The Admissions Counselor is accountable for his/her performance and achievement of enrollment goals, as well as contribution to overall team goals.

The Admissions Counselor serves as a member of RU Admissions, working both collaboratively and independently to cultivate new student enrollment across all Regis University colleges and academic programs. The Admissions Counselor must engage in the mission, vision and values of RU Admissions and contribute to its culture of service. The Admissions Counselor is required to maintain current with contemporary enrollment management practices and familiarity with best practice recruitment communication technologies. The Admissions Counselor is expected to maintain professional and collaborative relationships with other university constituents.

We have three positions available.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
New Student Recruitment and Enrollment Management 85%
Recruit for program and/or territory assignments to ensure effective enrollment of targeted new students. Execute best practice relationship building and decision making with student leads, and maintain accurate and complete records within Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Utilize CRM to effectively manage recruitment and make strategic, data-driven decisions on measurable recruitment activities in order to achieve annual enrollment goals. Implement, coordinate and participate in lead generation events and activities, both on and off campus. Travel on behalf of the university, speaking publicly to individuals, groups on and off campus. Evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files.
Maintain and comply with Regis University Admissions policies and procedures to ensure effective admissions practices that meet the needs and standards of both new students and the university. Analyze data and statistics to identify trends/patterns that impact recruitment and measure the effectiveness of marketing and recruitment tactics.
Collaborate with Assistant Directors to develop and execute recruitment and communication plans specific to territory/program/targeted audiences, aligned with Regis University strategic enrollment goals and forward thinking admissions practice. Collaborate with members of the marketing team to develop fresh, bold and purposeful recruitment materials. Assist in developing new target markets and develop strategies to increase enrollment.
Maintain relationships with appropriate campus constituents and off campus referral sources. Develop and maintain working relationships with industry professionals and maintain current knowledge of contemporary higher education enrollment management.
Professional Development10%
Ensure optimal self-performance with the ability to achieve both qualitative and quantitative expectations. Participate and engage in training and staff development activities. Demonstrate ongoing learning and process improvement of key job functions, including but not limited to, product knowledge, influential sales tactics, efficient use of technology and excellent customer service. Be accountable for ensuring the attainment of recruitment and enrollment goals that directly impact the generation of revenue for the university. Align all activities with Regis University mission and values.
Other 5%
Serve as a critical thinking member of the Regis University Admissions team. Serve as a liaison between Admissions and other university departments and committees as assigned. Perform other duties as requested by the RU Admissions leadership team. Perform related duties as necessary to support the Regis mission, including clear articulation of the benefits of a Jesuit education.
DECISION MAKING: (Level of difficulty or intensity of the mental process and is it routine or non-routine.)
Opportunities exist for independent analysis and decision making regarding admissions decisions and the execution of an effective recruitment plan. This requires creativity, vision, and knowledge of the field, organizational skill, and the ability to anticipate consequence of actions.
COMMUNICATION: (Interpersonal level of communication, e.g., factual, interpretative, motivational.)
The position requires exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Admissions Counselor will work other campus administrators, faculty and staff of the Regis community and also with prospective students, family members, alumni, and friends of the university.
The position requires a professional appearance and manner, tact, diplomacy, and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. It also requires a high level of self-direction and motivation.
RESULTS of ACTIONS: (Impact of results on the department/Regis.)
This position is critical to the success of the university. Actions have a direct impact on the continued growth and viability of the university and on future directions. Failure to perform effectively could result in lower student enrollments, which can have a multi-year fiscal impact.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Minimum requirement is a baccalaureate degree.
Strong skill in oral and written communication. Ability to be independently mobile. A valid drivers license with authorization as a university-approved driver and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary.
Knowledge: (Body of and level of information necessary to perform a duty.)
Excellent knowledge of English language use, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Knowledge of effective marketing and recruiting practices. Knowledge of legal requirements and ethical standards related to student recruiting and admissions. Application of effective customer service to higher education environment critical.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous college or adult higher education recruiting and/or sales experience.

About Regis:
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, Men and Women in Service of Others, describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

UA EEO Statement:
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the Universitys mission and educational goals.

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes
(Positions may remain open until we have an adequate applicant pool or the close date listed, whichever occurs first. Please consider applying for positions as soon as possible)

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Minimum Education Required

4-year degree