Job title: Admission Counselor I/II
Company: Saint Louis University
Expected salary: $47500 per year
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Admission Counselor I/II Job Details:
Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
All About You
Under general direction, is responsible to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll academically qualified traditional or post-traditional students in accordance with the philosophy of the University; keeps frequent contact with students, and parents and counselors if applicable; demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all students; performs duties in accordance with the values of a Jesuit, liberal arts education. Overnight travel required. The Admission Counselor II will also serve as a liaison to faculty, academic departments, and other University stakeholders to effectively communicate enrollment information and to collaborate regarding recruitment activities and pre-professional opportunities; leads all admission staff training and on-boarding activities
The Saint Louis University Office of Admission is committed to cultivating and preserving a diverse culture of inclusion and connectedness and welcomes individuals from all different backgrounds to apply.
- Establishes and maintains an informational, active communication system with either traditional high school or college students, parents and counselors, or post-traditional degree-seeking adults; counsels’ student applicants concerning admission, financial aid, career planning, and housing options if applicable. Explains, interprets, and provides outreach to students regarding the FAFSA and financial aid awards.
- Identifies, recruits, and enrolls prospective students in a designated market; manages a recruitment territory; develops recruitment strategies; plans and arranges all phases of regional and local travel; conducts office-based contact by mail and phone with students, and parents if applicable; may make reservations.
- Reads, interprets, and evaluates students’ academic credentials and makes admission/denial decisions; assists with scholarship appropriation.
- Participates as an active member of the recruitment team; assists with special programs and research projects; participates in the development and implementation of enrollment strategies; composes routine letters; compiles data for reports; maintains calendar; processes applications; schedules appointments; maintains confidential files; prepares position papers/reports; inputs/retrieves data on information system software; assists with making hiring recommendations; plans work and establishes priorities.
- Admission Counselor II: Serves as a liaison to faculty, academic departments, and other University stakeholders to effectively communicate enrollment information and to collaborate regarding recruitment activities and pre-professional opportunities; leads all admission staff training and on-boarding activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Effective presentation skills
- Planning and organizational skills
- Basic research skills
- Ability to operate personal computer with various software programs
- Ability to learn and apply institutional policies and procedures
- Ability to maintain schedules
- Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting
- Willingness to travel/drive and work on weekends and nights
- Work on weekends and nights
- Ability to handle stress due to travel multitask and adapt
- Ability to build relationships with and recruit a diverse population of students in all parts of the United States.
Admission Counselor I – Bachelor’s degree
Admission Counselor II – Bachelor’s Degree; supplemented with two (2) years of related experience.
The annual base salary for this position is $47,500.
Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae. You can upload these items on the third page “My experience” of the application
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
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