The University Of Delaware
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • Main Campus, Newark, DE 19716
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Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Admissions Department receives more than 28,000 first year and transfer student applications per year, hosts on-campus and off-campus recruitment events, and maintains a prospect list of nearly 300,000 students nationwide and throughout the world. Under general direction of an Associate Director, the Admissions Counselor delivers on-campus and off-campus admissions programs, reviews freshman and transfer applications for undergraduate admission, networks and builds relationship between high school counselors, prospective students, and parents.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise students and families regarding educational opportunities and options, admission and other requirements, policies and procedures, transfer of credit, and financial assistance, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee, review credentials, and make recommendations for admission decisions.
  • Network and develop collaborative relationships with assigned high schools.
  • Speak to groups and individual students, and meet with school officials to develop partnerships between the University and other institutions throughout an assigned geographic region.
  • Serve as the primary contact and reader of applications for admission from students who attend those high schools.
  • Represent the University of Delaware Admissions Office at evening college fairs, college nights, and admissions panels.
  • Host off-campus receptions for prospective students and parents, and for high school counselors.
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective students and their parents.
  • Maintain communication with prospective students through all stages of the recruitment and admission process.
  • Develop and deliver on-campus information sessions, including some Saturday and Sunday sessions.
  • Interview prospective students and candidates for admission.
  • Participate and provide support to UD Colleges in their on-campus recruitment programs and yield activities.
  • Conduct admissions recruitment travel as assigned. Perform other job related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree and two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective written and oral communication and organizational skills required.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is desirable.
  • Strong presentation skills required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment, retention issues and admissions standards is expected.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as a team member to achieve common goals is expected.
  • Proficient computer skills and use of presentation software required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Some weekend and evening work required.
  • Valid drivers license and regular access to private reliable means of transportation required. During the spring and fall, position will require travel, weekends and extended hours.

To Apply: For more information and to apply online visit: https://careers.udel.edu/en-us/listing/.  Search for Job ID 496545.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.