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Admissions Counselor I

University of St. Thomas
Fifth Ward/Frenchtown, TX
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Admissions Counselor I

University of St. Thomas- Department of Admissions

We are the University of St. Thomas, the Catholic University in the heart of Houston. We are committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the dialogue between faith and reason. By pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, we embody and instill in our students the core values of our founders, the Basilian Fathers: goodness, discipline and knowledge. We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community.

The University of St. Thomas is a comprehensive university, grounded in the liberal arts. Committed to the unity of all knowledge, we offer programs in the traditional liberal arts, professional, and skill-based disciplines. Graduates of the University of St. Thomas think critically, communicate effectively, and succeed professionally and lead ethically.

JOB SUMMARY: This position serves as a member of the enrollment management team and incorporates a full range of students, focused on undergraduate admissions recruitment responsibilities including personalized contact and engagement with prospective students and families, building relationships with college counselors and local community leaders, presenting on Associate and Bachelor programs at the university as well as the admissions steps. Assisting with follow-up communication for inquiries and prospective students to inform them on how to apply to the university. Engagement with applicants and newly admitted students, evaluation of applications for admissions, and helping students finalize their next steps to enrollment. Admissions Counselors are territory managers and expected to grow networking opportunities and UST brand recognition in the recruitment territories.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (other duties may be assigned)
  • Represent the University at off or on campus admissions- related programs and
  • Be familiar with Associate and Bachelor programs at UST and the requirements for
  • Confidently present to groups of prospective students, families, professionals, and community leaders about the opportunities at UST in the Associate and Bachelor programs.
  • Conduct off campus interviews with prospective students and parents, providing accurate information regarding admissions standards, academic and related programs, student life, cost and financial aid.
  • Implement follow-up activities including written and electronic correspondence, telephone calls, and texting.
  • Utilize the university's CRM- SLATE for logging interactions, travels, and
  • Review applications for admissions, analyze qualifications and exercise judgment of
  • In consultation with the Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising, evaluate college transcripts for applicants with dual credit academic history.
  • Conduct interviews with prospective students and parents, providing accurate information regarding admissions standards, academic and related programs, student life, cost and financial
  • Ability to develop working relationships with internal and external stakeholders that contribute to the goals of admissions recruitment.
  • Plan and execute special projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the
  • Manage 1-3 special populations or programs as an admissions
  • Works closely with members of the admissions leadership team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the university's strategic recruitment plan and leverage/analysis of enrollment data in the decision-making process.
  • Provide admissions funnel reports to leadership on assigned territory as it pertains to the new students pursuing associate or bachelor's degrees.

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills, vibrant personality, and strong problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Ability to work in a goal driven and measured performance
  • Possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize
  • Can manage multitasking and priorities as it pertains to engagements and
  • A valid driver's license and must be able to work extended hours or weekend during peak times and for special programs, projects, and events.
  • Able to travel and work flexible hours to include nights and

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Significant evening and weekend work is necessary. Some out-of-state travel may be required.

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