The Office of University Admissions seeks Undergraduate Admissions and Transfer Admissions Counselors to join their team. The Counselors (Professional Services Specialist IVs) report to a Managing Assistant Director in Undergraduate Admissions or Associate Director of Transfer Admissions and will be responsible for proactively recruiting students, especially freshmen and transfer students, in order to meet individual recruitment goals and to support the University’s enrollment efforts. The Counselors represent the University in a variety of settings in-person and virtually; provide essential student support services and excellent customer service to prospective and current Kean University students and their families; and perform related work as required. The Transfer Admissions Counselor will also coordinate on-site admissions and credit evaluation services at community colleges within the assigned geographic territory and hold off-campus office hours at assigned community colleges. Positions require extensive travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
These are not remote positions and require physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. They require working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree; one year of professional experience in an enrollment management area in an institution of higher education or working directly with admissions, student recruitment and retention initiatives in higher education; transportation for recruitment travel; and a driver’s license valid in the State of New Jersey is required. Experience in an admissions office in an institution of higher education is preferred. Datatel Colleague and Ellucian Recruiter experience is also preferred. Essential job functions include the ability to walk long distances; standing for long periods; lifting, handling and transporting recruitment materials and equipment; and driving. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Gregory Benedict, Search Committee Chairperson, by email to email@example.com. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.