Purpose of Position A key member of the admissions team, an Admissions Counselor must be enthusiastic, highly-motivated, and have the ability to articulate the values and objectives of a liberal arts institution to attract, recruit, and admit prepared students to the University of Minnesota Morris. The individual selected will represent Morris to the public providing high quality service to prospective students and their families and collaborating with members of the campus to support students and advance efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at UMM. The duties of the position will require travel, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours.
Responsibilities Designs a recruitment plan tailored for assigned territory to meet short-term and long-term goals. Plans and executes territory management plan, conducting student recruitment/outreach activities on and off campus as well as virtually. Plans and participates in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: open houses, regional presentations, orientation programs, career days, regional and national college fairs, scholarship days, virtual events. Builds brand awareness and reputation in prospective student and parent audiences. Develops and presents public presentations designed to promote the University. Meets with prospective students and parents to provide individual counseling on educational options and alternatives. Monitors student behavior trends in territory and adjusts recruiting plan accordingly. Reviews applications and makes admissions decisions based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility. Engages in extensive phone calls to applicants within assigned recruitment territory. Represents Morris at on and off campus events as needed. Meet individual recruitment goals and objectives. Anticipates and responds to the needs of guests from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Models and promotes respect and effective partnerships in advancing Morris's efforts to build an inclusive, respectful campus community. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience. Valid driver's license Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the value of a liberal arts education Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse, inclusive campus and living community Excellent public speaking and writing skills, and strong organizational skills Excellent customer service skills Ability to work effectively within a team environment Demonstrated commitment to recruiting a diverse student population Ability to travel a minimum of 12 weeks annually, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (or qualifications) Previous experience in college admission, college counseling, or in related areas of higher education Experience as undergraduate admissions intern, student ambassador or student volunteer experience will be considered Knowledge and experience using social media tools and publication design is strongly desired Ability to work under pressure, in a team atmosphere, and with a minimum of direct supervision
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About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.