Under the leadership and guidance of the Director of the Transfer Center, the Transfer Outreach and Onboarding Counselor will provide pre-admission advice and transition onboarding for prospective and incoming transfer students with the goal of facilitating a successful student transfer to CWU and connecting them to the most appropriate resources and support services. Pre-admission advice will include degree planning support, providing basic information on general education requirements and transferring a DTA-AA degree, and referrals to academic program or exploratory advisors. Work includes outreach to community colleges and plays a vital role in preparing students for future success at CWU. In partnership with key constituents across campus and the Director of the Transfer Center, the Transfer Counselor will help the university increase the number of incoming transfer students, increase retention and degree completion rates, and improve time-to-degree.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience with Student Information Systems (e.g., PeopleSoft).
Demonstrated ability in the use of Word, Excel, online communication software (e.g., Zoom), email and/or similar software applications to produce written correspondence, create and maintain spreadsheets, receive and respond to inquiries, tasks, or conduct meetings.
Demonstrated ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and projects.
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Two or more years of documented higher education experience in admissions, advisement, extended learning, registrar, and/or other related student services.
Experience providing services for transfer students from community colleges and/or four-year universities.
Experience working within a Transfer Center providing preparation and transition services for transfer students or knowledge and background in admissions, transfer articulation, and/or advising practices and procedures.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.