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Illinois Institute of Technology- Admission Counselor (2)

December 19, 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous member
Position Title Admission Counselor
Requisition # S00420P
FLSA Non-Exempt
Location IIT-Mies Campus (MC), 10 West 35th St., Chicago
Department Undergraduate Admissions Office

Performs a variety of duties in the identification and recruitment of prospective undergraduate students from an assigned territory. Plans for and participates in promoting the university in a variety of ways using data analysis, marketing strategies and public relations skills; and frequently makes decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgment.

Interviews, counsels, and advises prospective students, parents, and high school counselors. Visits high schools and community colleges in targeted areas and participates in national, regional and local college fairs. Evaluates credentials of prospective students and acts on admission files.

Extensive travel is required throughout the year, as well as weekend and evening work.

Special Schedule Requirements

Extensive travel is required throughout the year, as well as weekend and evening work.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree required; 0-2 years experience.

Knowledge & Skills

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, and ability to multitask essential. Spanish proficiency considered, but not required.

Knowledge of admission and recruitment software preferred. General knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, social media and presentation software highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a team based environment that at times can be fast paced.

Excellent time management skills and flexibility to balance significant travel and in-office responsibilities.

Certifications and Licenses
List any certifications or licenses that are either required or helpful in performing the job, designating whether required or preferred.

Valid driver’s license required.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Territory Management:

Analyze historical enrollment data along with census data to determine optimum travel/recruitment plan in various markets.

Participate with the departmental leadership in defining key schools, set new student enrollment targets for each of those schools, and devise and implement strategies to reach those targets.

Determine appropriate recruitment events for different schools/regions. Examples include school presentations, school or community workshops, appointments with students/families outside of school location and regular school hours, and school counselor breakfasts/luncheons that could include informational presentations.

Seek out and manage partnerships with school administrators, community organizations, professional networks and other special interest groups that support the mission of higher education and assist with recruitment efforts to the university.

Develop and leverage alumni relationships for recruitment activities such as marketing, school visits, presentations, receptions, and send-offs.

Percentage Of Time 30
Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Application Management:

Make decisions on applicant files and serve on review committee.

Determine appropriate major for students based on interests, grades, transferable credits and future goals.

Select students for scholarship interviews and special programs.

Assist students and families through both admission and financial aid appeals. Understand components of financial aid awards in order to guide students and families through their award packages and navigate the appeal process when necessary.

Percentage Of Time 30
Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Public Relations:

Manage ongoing strategic communications (including email, print, and other media) with prospective students, parents, school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.

Represent the university both on and off campus to prospective students, parents, school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.

Provide counseling regarding the admission process and opportunities at the university. One-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position. Admission counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails.

Participate and assist in UG Admission hosted events. Events may be hosted on or off campus and some are scheduled after office hours.

Percentage Of Time 20
Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Demonstrate working knowledge of admission policies and procedures, enrollment goals, university facts, knowledge of recruitment market, and proficient use of admissions and recruitment technology.

Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Other duties and special projects as assigned supporting the overall enrollment goals and the mission of the vision of the university.

Percentage Of Time 10
Posting Information
Work Hours


Position Category Full Time
Posting Date 12/14/2018
Closing Date
Posted Until Filled Yes
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