The Admissions Counselor position is responsible for recruiting prospective students to the University's undergraduate campus in Adrian, Michigan and meeting institutional enrollment goals. Responsible for guiding students through a comprehensive college enrollment process, from inquiry to enrolled student stages.
Founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights University is one of 18 Dominican Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. The University's mission is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. The University uses the Dominican Shield of the International Order of Preachers to symbolize the unity of a body of people working together for the common good.
Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive recruitment strategy to meet enrollment goals within an assigned territory. Represent the University on campus by meeting with prospective students and their families to conduct admission interviews or information sessions. Responsible for facilitating group visits to campus as requested by schools within assigned recruiting territory. Participate in all scheduled admissions events on campus, from Discover Days, to Academic Scholarship Competition Days, to SOAR (Saints Orientation and Registration) Days, to Arts Scholarship Days, to Campus Ministry Scholar Days, SHO (Siena Heights Orientation) Days, to New Student Check-In/Move-In Days, as well as all rotating, Saturday morning office assignments. Represent the University off campus by traveling to secondary schools to meet with and present Siena information to prospective students, college counselors, and SHU alumni educators. Responsible for attending college fairs and other special events within territory. Relationship development with prospective students, parents, school and church officials, Siena alumni, and others, while successfully collaborating with faculty, staff, administrators and current students on the Siena campus. Responsible for comprehensive, application management within territory, from initial application solicitation, to oversight of file completion, to first-reader review of application with personal statement, letters of recommendation and standardized testing, to conducting transcript evaluations and producing CORE grade point average calculations on all complete application files. Responsible for recommending an admission decision and initiating a decision letter on all one-reader files. Responsible for preparing all two-reader files for Admissions Committee review and serving as a voting member of the committee. Responsible for guiding prospective students through the financial aid process by soliciting receipt of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), completing financial aid worksheets, monitoring verification paperwork, and packaging financial aid awards for students from assigned territory, assisted by Financial Aid Office staff. Develop proficiency with the Liaison EMP in the Office of Admissions and the University-wide computer operating system to maximize student recruiting potential. Provide effective follow-up to prospective students throughout the recruiting process via phone calls, emails, text messaging, social media, letter correspondence, and hand-written notes. Direct the work flow of a current student employed to assist the Admissions Office with prospective student contact and recruitment. Generate weekly enrollment projection reports, maintain travel records, file travel expense reports, and access available data to inform effective recruiting efforts and results. Participate in admissions-related conferences and professional development opportunities. Beyond territory recruiting responsibilities, position may involve one or more ancillary responsibilities within the Admissions Office. Other duties within scope of department's responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate of and articulate spokesperson for the value of a Liberal Arts education offered within a faith-based institution. Strong communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills. Personality and attitude to enhance the University's visibility and recognition. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Evidence of self-initiative. Ability to travel. Willingness to work evenings and weekends. Computer skills. Optimism, energy, resilience, and a sense of humor.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a benefit eligible non-exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE