Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.
Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
The Admission Counselor coordinates recruiting and admission activities for an assigned territory. This person will counsel students on the admission process; assist in the daily admission activities for Hamline University; and work with individuals and groups to achieve the University's strategic undergraduate enrollment goals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves as a member of the admission team managing a recruitment territory.
- Implements recruitment strategies as outlined in the admissions plan in the assigned territory to include high school and/or community college visits, college fairs, area receptions, and events.
- Initiates, plans, and executes special projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the office.
- Works with community and alumni organizations that assist with the recruitment of students.
- Provides admission presentations to campus visitors and at on campus and off campus events.
- Advises students and families of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid and scholarship information, and residence life, etc.
- Provides follow up to students and parents via phone, letters, email, and scheduled appointments in specific recruitment territory.
- Reviews admission applications, evaluates credentials, and makes admission decisions.
- Works with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases and communication planning.
- Assists colleagues as needed and contributes to the team spirit and goals.
- Completes routine reports related to recruitment, projections, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and professional development.
- Evaluates program effectiveness, assesses outcomes, and develops improved programming.
- Adheres to University policies and procedures regarding travel and procurement.
- All other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the: Director of Undergraduate Admissions
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KEY COMPETENCIES
- Creative problem solver.
- Understand the benefits of a liberal arts education within a private educational institution.
- Demonstrated skills in: Writing, speaking, networking, and presentations.
- Working knowledge of marketing concepts, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases and communication planning.
- Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population of students. Professional demeanor.
- Strong strategic thinking skills and a sense of humor are beneficial.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- 1+ year experience giving presentations
- Reliable transportation to recruiting events.
- 1 -2 years' experience working in an Admission office.
- Previous experience working in a private educational institution.
- Previous experience working with a Customer Relationship management (CRM) database.
WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT
Must be able to perform the following essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation:
- Ability to lift at least 25 pounds on an occasional basis, with or without accommodations
- Ability to work on a computer for long periods of time
- Ability to travel to on and off campus locations
- This is a full-time, 1.0, exempt position, 12 months a year
- Evening and weekend work is required.
All questions marked 'Required' need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application *.
Since 1854, Hamline has set the standard for excellence in education, and we continue to do so today with the help of driven individuals who are dedicated to Hamline's tradition of doing all the good we can in all the ways we can. Our community of students, faculty, and staff take seriously the ideals of the university-scholarship, leadership, and fellowship-and work together to enact positive change locally, nationally, and globally. Join us and see how you can take the lead here at Hamline.