The Admissions Counselor serves as a representative of Azusa Pacific University for new student recruitment and is responsible for all activities that lead to applicants choosing to attend APU.
1-3 years of experience in an admissions/customer service setting. OR
1-3 years of professional experience in a higher education setting.
Possess a valid California driver license.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Recruits prospective students through group presentations, college fairs, personal interviews, campus tours, phone contacts and written correspondence.
Plans and coordinates recruitment trips to assigned territories.
Significant out-of-area recruitment travel during fall recruitment season.
Weekend registration travels during spring recruitment season.
Maintains regular contacts with every student on assigned roster to assist with completion of the application process to include:
Phone calls and emails to applied, accepted, and confirmed students and parents.
Provides financial aid estimates and discussion regarding offer of financial assistance.
Provides counseling for academic coursework and provides students with a class schedule at varying events.
Brings closure to student files.
Assists student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible.
Evaluates application files and makes preliminary recommendations regarding the admission decision for applicants in assigned geographic area.
Interfaces with various offices on campus to facilitate information regarding student files and admission decisions.
Participates in on-campus admissions events involving student recruitment and registration.
Assists in advising undeclared majors and answers advising questions posed by faculty advisors, students and staff during registration.
Assists in the advising of students for all majors during off-campus registration events.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage details and follow through.
Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
Word processing-computer skills.
Competency in Excel, using filters, complex sorting, and creating pivot tables.
Self-management and organizational skills.
Need strong communication skills on a one-to-one basis, in person, through email and on the telephone.
Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Ability to work independently, present self in a professional manner and reflect the goals and standards of APU.
Initiative and good judgment.
Ability to keep information confidential, learn procedures, and retain information.
Requires repetitive motion, intermittent sitting, standing and walking, and sitting at computer keyboard.
Hearing and speaking on the telephone.
Ability to conduct business at various offices on campus.
Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop, lift up to 20 lbs., bend to lower file drawers, and reach to top of five-drawer file cabinets.
Availability to travel throughout fall, spring and summer recruitment seasons, as well as an occasional, developmental conference out of area.
Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.