Position: This is a full-time, annually renewable, academic and administrative staff appointment starting June 15, 2021 or thereafter. The Admissions Counselor position is directly responsible to the Director of Admissions. The anticipated salary range is $38,000-$45,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefit program.
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 hands-on-experiential learning atmosphere, as well as a liberal arts institution to attract, recruit, and admit students to UMN Crookston and UMN Morris. This person will assist in building a diverse, inclusive campus and living community for both campuses.
The individual selected will represent both campuses 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. The duties of the position will require travel, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours. It also requires interviewing, making presentations, promoting UMN Crookston and UMN Morris, and screening applications.
Working with the Director of Admission, develop and implement a recruitment plan tailored for assigned territory to meet short-term and long-term goals.
Conduct student recruitment and 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, virtual events, and build brand awareness and reputation.
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 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.
Meet individual recruitment goals and objectives.
Anticipates and responds to the needs of guests from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Participates in advancing UMN Crookston and UMN Morris’s efforts to build an inclusive and respectful campus community.
Participate in training programs to develop professionally and become fully informed about the University and recruiting strategies.
Maintain a working knowledge of current UMN Crookston and UMN Morris degree programs, policies, and major content.
Will work with technology, such as CRM’s (Slate), and student records databases
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree earned by start date with at least two years of professional experience.
Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Valid driver's license
Excellent public speaking and writing skills, and strong organizational skills
Excellent customer service skills, phone and video-conferencing etiquette
Excellent ability to interact and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups
Ability to work effectively within a team environment
Ability to travel a minimum of 12 weeks annually, including extended overnight stays, and flexible evening and weekend hours
Experience working in college admissions, college counseling, or in related areas of higher education.
Experience as undergraduate admissions intern, student ambassador, student life or student activities leadership experience, or student volunteer experience will be considered.
Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations such as non-traditional, first-generation, and low-income individuals.
Ability to work under pressure, in a team atmosphere, and with a minimum of direct supervision.
Familiarity with the University and the surrounding communities desired.
Experience organizing and planning programs and public presentations.
Internal Number: 340640
About University of Minnesota, Crookston
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.