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  • September 11, 2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous member

    School Counselor

    University Laboratory High School

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of School Counselor at University Laboratory High School. University Laboratory High School is a 5-year public school for 325 select students – including a subfreshman class. As a member of the University Laboratory High School Student Services Office, the School Counselor will provide a comprehensive school counseling program. This includes school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, and responsive services and system support for students in grades subfreshman (7-8) through grade 12.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

    This is a full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month Academic Professional position paid out over 12 months. As a 10-month employee, there are two months of non-service during the summer and therefore no vacation accrual. This does not impact benefits or sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Direct Services with Students, Family, & Faculty

    ·         Provide counseling and advising for students that fosters the development and formation of the whole student and expresses care for each individual.

    ·         Meet with students to develop an academic plan and conduct course registration.

    ·         Actively work to assist students with academic performance needs/concerns in conjunction with teachers, parents and administration.

    ·         Assist students to identify interests and abilities and explore passions by utilizing various resources.

    ·         Guide students in their participation in school, leadership, summer and service activities.

    ·         Assist students in making a healthy transition from their previous school to Uni High and to their post-graduation options.

    ·         Write letters of recommendation for students.

    ·         Work with students to help find solutions for personal concerns/challenges related to home and family relations, peer relationships, health and emotional well-being.

    ·         Address personal, behavioral, and emotional concerns - meeting with students individually. Talking with families and making referrals for more in-depth counseling if needed.

    ·         Consult with faculty, helping to develop specific action plans to address individual student needs. "In-service faculty on related topics, when necessary.

    Program Planning

    ·         Design, deliver, assess and revise a planned sequential and developmentally appropriate school counseling curriculum. Collaborate with departments within Uni and various units on the University of Illinois campus that support the counseling mission and assist with delivery of services to students, families and faculty.

    Crisis Intervention

    ·         Respond to crisis situations: serve on Crisis Management Team

    Community Connection and Outreach

    ·         Identify outside services our students/families can utilize and coordinate follow-up when outside counseling has been referred.

    Case Management/Special Education Services

    ·         Read and evaluate psycho-educational and standardized testing reports.

    ·         Ensure that all services and programs meet the highest ethical and professional standards in accordance with the American School Counseling Association and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.


    Required –

    ·         Master’s degree in a counseling-related field (School Counseling, Social Work)

    ·         Outstanding counseling, teaching, group process, interpersonal, public speaking and written communication, advising and problem-solving skills.

    ·         Sensitivity to the academic and personal needs of students.

    ·         Ability to plan and implement effective and innovation lessons.

    ·         High degree of energy.

    ·         An understanding of and commitment to the mission and vision of University Laboratory High School. 

    Preferred –

    ·         Illinois School personnel certificate (Type 73).

    ·         Counseling experience in high school setting.

    ·         Knowledge and awareness of high school age developmental, intellectual, and social issues, including special education issues and needs.

    ·         Experience working with academically talented and high achieving students.

    Application Process:

    Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 27, 2019. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, however, no hiring decision will be made prior to the close of the search. For further information regarding application procedures please contact Jennifer Steiling

    This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

  • September 05, 2019 1:17 PM | Anonymous member

    Founded in 1842 and located in Delaware, Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University is a private, coed, undergraduate, independent, liberal arts college. With historic ties to the United Methodist Church, OWU embraces students of all faiths. In the words of President Rock Jones, Ohio Wesleyan is committed to educating “moral leaders for the global society.”  Included in every edition of the Colleges That Change Lives guidebook since it was first published in 1996, Ohio Wesleyan University is a national liberal arts university that provides outstanding academic programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and business and opportunities beyond those at other small colleges.

    The Position

    Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a strong, dedicated leader to join the Enrollment Management team as its Director of Admission. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, the Director of Admission will lead all aspects of recruitment, selection and enrollment of new first-year and transfer students. The Director will be a strategic partner in the implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan and provide day-to-day leadership to a team of eleven admission professionals (including up to four regional staff members). The Director of Admission works collaboratively with senior enrollment leadership to organize and implement a highly efficient, team-based enrollment model that emphasizes an increase in academic profile, net tuition revenue and geographic diversity. The Director will work to develop and sustain relationships with key constituents, such as prospective students, parents, high school and independent counselors, alumni and community colleges.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The primary duties and responsibilities of the Director of Admission are as follows:

          Lead all aspects of recruitment, selection and enrollment of new first-year and transfer students, to include oversight of the application review process.

          Collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment and Communications on all matters related to the development and implementation of strategic enrollment planning, team building, personnel, policy and budget.

          Partner with University administration, faculty committees, students, athletics and external organizations to implement a holistic admission plan.

          Provide direct supervision of staff, oversee territory management plans and monitor the travel budget for admissions staff members related to recruitment and outreach activities.

          Coordinate hiring process, oversee training and evaluate admission staff members.

          Fully participate in development and implementation of the recruitment and communication strategies with the Vice President and others including marketing/target analysis, lead generation oversight, prospect-enrollment pipeline development; high school outreach and off-campus recruitment events; alumni volunteer programs; and the development of print and electronic admission materials, tele-counseling, web content and social media.

          Oversee efforts to recruit, enroll, and retain a socio-economically diverse and multicultural student body.

          Provide leadership development and training of departmental and University staff and faculty in areas related to admission, marketing and recruitment of students.

          Analyze recruitment-related data and assess programming activities as part of strategic enrollment planning initiatives.

          Manage a small recruitment territory by representing Ohio Wesleyan at high schools and college fairs, conducting student interviews and information sessions, and reviewing applications for admission.

          Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities to ensure admission practices are contemporary.

          Contribute to University meetings and committees; prepare reports as requested; and manage special projects.

    Qualifications and Characteristics:

    The successful candidate for Director of Admission will have significant experience in higher education, with a bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred), at least eight years of progressive leadership experience, and a proven track record of success in the following: university admission, including recruitment and enrollment planning and program development; team building within the office and among university departments; human resource and budget management; and data collection analysis and assessment activities.

    Additionally, the Director of Admission will have the following qualities:

          A commitment to diversity and sensitive to the needs of educationally and economically disadvantaged students.

          Outstanding writing and superior spoken communication skills; must have the ability to effectively articulate and communicate the distinctive features of an Ohio Wesleyan education to prospective students, parents and counselors.

          Knowledge of human resource management: supervising staff, hiring, training, orientation, evaluation, coaching, managing meetings, policy development, and professional development.

          Advanced understanding of the use of technology as it relates to application processing; prior use of Slate for data management and analysis preferred.

          Advanced knowledge of education policy, financial aid, data management as well as applicable federal, state and University policies and law governing admission and recruitment and the release and disclosure of information.

          Appreciation for the beauty and utility of the liberal arts as a pathway for student success and the ability to articulate this effectively.

          Willingness to support an enrollment management culture through effective collaboration and partnership across campus.

    The University

    Academics at Ohio Wesleyan starts with a 175-year commitment to the depth, breadth, and rigor of traditional liberal arts, made more powerful today by The OWU Connection. The Ohio Wesleyan faculty developed this signature program as a distinctive approach to higher education in and beyond the classroom. Every student works with mentors to create their own unique academic pathway that can include research, travel, service and internships that lead to their goals for a career or graduate school. The OWU Connection helps students to think big, go global, and get real

    By pursuing one (or more) of over 90 majors, students will learn to think critically and creatively, solve complex problems, communicate their ideas, apply their knowledge in real-world settings, and thrive in an environment rich with diverse cultures and backgrounds. At Ohio Wesleyan, students work in small classes with faculty members who are outstanding scholars and researchers — and passionate teachers. They push, challenge, inspire, and work with students on research and creative projects. Students consistently rank the faculty highly for quality of teaching, excitement about their academic disciplines, mentoring, commitment, and accessibility.

    Ohio Wesleyan is a residential campus, with nearly 90% of students living in its combination of traditional residence halls, fraternity houses, honors housing, and specialty thematic dwellings known as SLUs that allow small groups of students with similar interests to live and learn together. The University typically attracts students from nearly every U.S. state and 30-40 countries, adding an international flavor to campus that includes an annual Culture Fest celebration.

    Ohio Wesleyan’s campus blends uniquely traditional and contemporary buildings. It is filled with iconic, century-old academic halls including 10 sites on the National Register of Historical Places, as well as a science center with its own scanning transmission electron microscope and an environmentally friendly aquatics center that is heated and cooled with the aid of 90 geothermal wells. Campus is also home to two nature preserves; two observatories; new fitness center and dance studio; LEED-certified aquatics and recreation center; and new and newly renovated student housing, including an Honors House and Black Cultural Center. Over the next five years, OWU plans to spend $60 million in renovating 70% of student housing.  Upgraded athletics facilities include iconic Selby Stadium, with lighting for night games and an interactive scoreboard.

    The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University, which opened in fall 2018, is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware County, and the City of Delaware creating a business accelerator and education center on the OWU campus. Ohio Wesleyan student-interns assist with product research, marketing strategies, budgeting, and graphic design -

    The University offers nearly 100 student clubs and organizations that provide ample opportunities for students to get involved, make lifelong friends, and develop their leadership capabilities. Nearly 80% of Ohio Wesleyan students participate in community service, logging some 40,000 hours each academic year. In addition, more than a third of OWU students typically participate in at least one varsity sport. Ohio Wesleyan is a competitive member of the NCAA Division III and North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), offering 25 Battling Bishop varsity sports, including 13 for women and 12 for men.

    For more about Ohio Wesleyan University, go to

    Delaware, Ohio

    Ohio Wesleyan University is located in Delaware, Ohio, a place filled with friendly people, fun shopping and dining, and plenty of cozy coffee shops.  A town of 38,000 residents and one of the top 20 fastest-growing areas in the country, Delaware is a quaint and thriving small town with more than 20 restaurants within walking distance of campus, the Strand movie theater (the oldest, longest-running theater in Ohio), community celebrations on First Fridays, a bustling nightlife, and art, music, and shops in the historic downtown. Delaware has much to offer - arts and culture, locally-owned restaurants, breweries & wineries, indoor and outdoor sports, shopping and history - there's something for everyone.

    Just a 30-minute drive from Delaware is Columbus, Ohio, the 14th largest and third fastest growing city in America, with its own great art scene, nightlife, sports, music, shopping, and student internship opportunities. The New York Times named Ohio’s capital city one of its 52 Places to Go in 2019 noting innovative urban transportation and revitalization of the Scioto Mile for festivals, watersports, and art.  Columbus is booming, and not just in population. From COSI, the nations top science center to a new 36,000 square feet LEGOLAND Discovery Centerto a brand new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, there's an energy and excitement in the city. In addition, Columbus has an incredible culinary scene, nationally acclaimed distilleries, black box stages, music halls, and more to deliver unforgettable nightlife. Neighborhoodson all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat and shop, and artists are shaping new areas of the city into dynamic spaces to explore. Combined, Delaware and Columbus offer small-town amenities and friendliness coupled with a rich cultural life, professional sports, fine dining and shopping, and housing options. 

    To Apply or Nominate

    Napier Executive Search is assisting Ohio Wesleyan University with the search for the Director of Admission. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone, please contact Laura Robinson ( or Mary Napier ( Interested candidates should send the following: 1) a professional resume; 2) a detailed letter of interest; and 3) the names of three professional references with their contact information including current institution, title, relationship to the candidate, and their email address and phone number.

    These materials should be emailed to no later than October 17, 2019. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.


    OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • September 03, 2019 8:53 AM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Director - Communications Team: Job ID 3675

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, this position will specialize in the management of social media accounts for undergraduate admissions, including freshman and transfer populations. Looking for candidates that have experience in Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube marketing. 

    This role will also require management of a recruitment territory. 

    For more information, please reach out to

    Click here to apply.

  • September 02, 2019 2:48 PM | Anonymous member

    Illinois College is seeking an ideal candidate to fill an admission counselor/assistant director position. This position will be based on campus in Jacksonville, and will recruit students in the Chicagoland area. The final title for the position will be commensurate with experience. 

    The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, and demonstrate the ability to be a contributing member to a talented admission team. 

    Inquiries for the position can be directed to Evan Wilson at 217.245.3272 or 

  • August 28, 2019 3:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Illinois Tech is currently looking for a new International Admission Counselor.  Posting linked here: International Admission Counselor

  • August 28, 2019 3:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Illinois Tech is looking to hire a new transfer admission counselor to join our incredible team!  Posting linked here:  Transfer Admission Counselor

  • August 28, 2019 3:45 PM | Anonymous member

    We're transforming transfer enrollment at Illinois Tech and looking for an assistant director of transfer admissions to lead the transfer team in enrollment strategies and mentor a cohort of transfer scholars!

    Posting linked here: Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

  • August 28, 2019 12:05 PM | Anonymous member$158872/9925$1371.htmld

    Position Title:

    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Job Group:

    Professional & Scientific

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Special Required Qualifications

    Valid U.S. Driver's License

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working with the transfer student population.
    Experience with admissions recruitment processes and procedures.
    Experience planning and conducting recruitment or outreach events.
    Experience conducting presentations in a professional setting.
    Experience in one or more of the following: recruitment, sales, public speaking, volunteer or work experience within student affairs.
    Experience with Salesforce or other CRM.

    Job Description:

    The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Transfer Admissions Counselor. The primary purpose of the Transfer Admissions Counselor position is to attract, recruit, and enroll prospective transfer students through ongoing contact with students and staff in an assigned territory of two-year institutions. The Transfer Admissions Counselor travels to community colleges, attends college fairs, conducts enrollment presentations, and plans outreach events. The Transfer Admissions Counselor also assists with on-campus programming through Campus Visits, New Student Programs, and Early Outreach. 

    The Transfer Admissions Counselor provides guidance on transfer credit planning resources and admissions and financial aid procedures and policies to prospective students, families, counselors, and advisers through face to face meetings, emails, phone calls, text, and presentations. 

    The incumbent will travel extensively in Iowa and other states and may require additional travel within the continental US for recruitment and meetings. The candidate will be willing to work under pressure, work extended hours, such as early mornings, late evenings and weekends, as necessary throughout the year; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

    This position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions for Transfer Recruitment.  

    Appointment Type:


    Number of Months Employed Per Year:

    Time Type:

    Full time

    Pay Rate Type:


    Pay Grade:


    Application Instructions:

    To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

    1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

    3) Contact Information for Three References

    If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

    Original Posting Date:

    August 20, 2019

    For consideration, submit application before:

    September 3, 2019

    Job Requisition Number:

  • August 28, 2019 12:01 PM | Anonymous member$158872/9925$1421.htmld

    Position Title:

    Assistant Director of Reporting and Project Management

    Job Group:

    Professional & Scientific

    Required Minimum Quals:

    Bachelor's degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -Previous experience in a central university admissions office in some capacity related to recruitment. 
    -Experience that demonstrates a strong working knowledge of traditional undergraduate admissions policies and procedures.
    -Professional experience with or education in reporting, including data visualization tools.
    -Professional experience with or education in project management and/or assessment.

    Job Description:

    The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Reporting and Project Management. This position is an innovative member of the Senior Admissions Leadership Team, and has primary responsibility in making the Office of Admissions a “data powerhouse”, as prioritized in the established vision for the department. The position requires a sharp creative thinker who can learn data reporting and visualization tools quickly, and be innovative in connecting data sources and information pieces together to get answers to various and complex problems related to recruitment and admissions. This position will be an ad hoc member of the Enrollment Research Team, supporting unit-level initiatives and reports.

    The Office of Admissions is a quick-moving, nimble and highly innovative enterprise. We seek to provide the highest level of customer service and the most innovative approaches to recruitment, admissions and transitioning students to campus. The successful candidate will be an out-of-the-box thinker, willing to explore new strategies and ideas, and look outside higher education for inspiration. In addition to reporting and data visualization, this position is responsible for development, nurturing and project management for strategic initiatives. This includes a variety of challenging, exciting projects, and some mundane, that require the ability to work with a variety of colleagues and manage competing priorities, while researching, writing and presenting professional reports and completing complex projects, consistently meeting deadlines and producing an accurate, outstanding product.

    The position will possibly supervise student staff members, in addition to assisting with the full complement of admissions duties, including presentations and limited overnight travel. The successful candidate must show a commitment to hire, work with and serve diverse staff members and students, and understand and value the various identities colleagues and prospective students bring to campus. The candidate must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, to communicate effectively and collaborate with a wide variety of constituents, including, but not limited to, alumni, prospective students, families, secondary and community college personnel, and support and professional staff. The candidate will also possess a working knowledge of microcomputer skills, especially in PC environment with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; be willing to work under pressure, work extended hours, such as early mornings, late evenings and weekends, as necessary throughout the year; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time. This position will occasionally conduct recruitment events in areas of Iowa without access to public transportation, as well as provide on-campus support to campus visit tours, Orientation and Destination Iowa State programs, recruitment events, etc.

    Appointment Type:


    Number of Months Employed Per Year:

    12 Month Work Period

    Time Type:

    Full time

    Pay Rate Type:


    Pay Grade:


    Application Instructions:

    To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

    1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

    3) Contact Information for Three References


    If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

    Original Posting Date:

    August 26, 2019

    For consideration, submit application before:

    September 9, 2019

    Job Requisition Number:


  • August 23, 2019 3:29 PM | Anonymous member

    Position: Assistant Director, Recruitment

    Description: UWM and Milwaukee have it all. Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally aAssistant Dirnd personally in your career and life. As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System, we’re a learning destination for nearly 26,000 students. First-generation college students arrive here straight from high school, or years later – after starting families, changing careers or serving in the military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.

    Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Assistant Director of Recruitment will collaborate with departmental leadership to implement strategies that will positively impact new student enrollment goals.  In support of university and system wide enrollment goals, the Assistant Director of Recruitment is responsible for developing innovative recruitment plans and managing existing recruitment initiatives for undergraduate students.

    Minimum Qualification:

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree

    ·         At least 3 years of related work experience in recruitment or admissions in higher education

    ·         Experience in management, leadership and supervision of professional staff in admissions or enrollment management

    ·         Ability to travel independently, including overnight travel to events


    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·         Familiarity with UWM’s academic programs, admission requirements, University policies and procedures as a staff member and/or student.

    ·         Evidence of commitment to building, supporting and providing superb customer service to a diverse student population.

    ·         Evidence of excellent oral communication skills, including effective public speaking and presentation skills.

    ·         Evidence of Excellent written communication skills

    ·         Experience working with student information systems and client relation management (CRM) systems or other student communication or tracking systems.

    ·         Experience coordinating recruitment schedules and travel

    ·         Experience utilizing data to inform actions and decisions

    ·         Strategic planning, implementation and management experience maximizing short- and long-term organizational goals and objectives.

    ·         Master’s degree or other advanced degree

    ·         Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.


    Salary/Pay Basis: Full-time, exempt position. Salary will commensurate based on level of educational and professional experience as designated within the UW-System’s unclassified staff category A-6 and includes a comprehensive Wisconsin Retirement System benefits package.


    Application Procedure: This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on September 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after September 5, 2019, may not receive consideration.

    Completed application materials must include:

    • A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above
    • A professional resume
    • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

    In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

    All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. Candidates chosen for an interview will be evaluated on verbal communication skills.


    To apply please visit:


    Contact information: Please direct questions or inquiries to Tammy Colavecchi-McGeen by email  or by phone (414) 229-2270.

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