Admissions Counselor

University of Maine at Fort Kent
Fort Kent Mills, ME
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 07, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
The Admissions Counselor is responsible for the recruitment and evaluation of students within a designated recruitment territory. The primary responsibility is marketing the University’s academic programs to students from high schools and technical high schools through presentations, personal visits, telephone, text messaging and e-mail communications. This position is also responsible for overseeing the student ambassador program, which involves, managing the visit schedule and training and supervising student staff. Responsibilities further include running reports under the direction and guidance of the Dean of Enrollment/Assistant Director. In addition, the counselor will also participate in recruitment activities on campus including but not limited to: personal interviews and tours, Open Houses, Admitted Student Days, Summer Institutes, and may represent the University at various other campus and community functions as assigned. Evening and weekend hours and extensive travel in and out of state are required.

Works closely with all members of the Admissions team and maintains relationships with faculty and enrollment-related offices and staff, in particular acting as the liaison between the Admissions Office and Athletic Staff. In addition, this position will maintain relations with school counseling throughout their designated recruitment territories.

Starting salary for this position is $39,350 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.

Position Requirements:
  • Extensive overnight travel (roughly 50% of the time) that will frequently require being away from home for long periods of time.
  • Working and driving for extended periods of time and ability to load, unload, transport and assemble display materials.
  • Valid, unrestricted state driver's license and ability to travel internationally

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Bachelor’s Degree required (candidates that will receive the Bachelor’s degree in the 2022-2023 academic year will be considered with equivalent experience). This position requires strong planning and communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to positively represent the University of Maine at Fort Kent to the public at large. Excellent verbal and written skills, including public speaking skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; high level of initiative; outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/deadlines; an outgoing, positive, professional manner; ability to connect, motivate, and inspire people, especially youth; perseverance; attention to detail; excellent organizational skills; ability to relate to a diverse pool of prospective college students with tact, diplomacy and discretion; and computer literacy required. Knowledge of the admissions process, proficiency in a foreign language (other than English) and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and relational databases preferred. Related enrollment management, sales or marketing experience preferred.

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