OVERVIEW The Undergraduate Office of Admissions is seeking a highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented regional Admissions Counsel. This position will represent the University of Minnesota to prospective students, prospective student families, and high school officials in Dallas and other key cities in Texas, and other targeted states of the U.S., while providing customer service to prospective students from a variety of geographical locations and identities, including racial and ethnic backgrounds.This position will be based in Dallas/ Fort Worth and will recruit primarily from the Dallas and Austin metro areas, with other possible market development in Texas.
This is a full-time, P&A, non-exempt position. Salary range is $45,000 - $50,000 depending on qualifications. This includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, 22 paid time off days, one personal holiday in addition to the existing 11 University holidays.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer-paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program
JOB DUTIES: â— Serve as one-stop contact for freshman admissions; provide advising and assistance throughout the admission process to students, family members, and high school counselors. â— Build relationships with school counselors and alumni volunteers. Recruit and facilitate enrollment of prospective national undergraduate students. â— Plan, participate, and work with national student recruitment outreach efforts primarily in Dallas/ Fort Worth, Austin, other key cities in Texas, and potentially other targeted states of the U.S. â— Serve as a presenter at high school programs, recruitment events, and counselor meetings. â— Provide admissions counseling to prospective students, parents, and school counselors. â— Perform application review and evaluate academic and other credentials for admission decision and counseling purposes. â— Successfully implement various national admissions and recruitment projects. â— Travel to MN as needed for recruitment and enrollment trainings, meetings, and events. â— Implement extensive recruitment and relationship building efforts utilizing written, telephone, and in-person communication to prospective students, applicants, admitted students, school counselors, and alumni volunteers. â— Execute and meet expected goals for assigned outreach campaigns consistently throughout the recruitment process. â— Train local alumni volunteers to participate in ongoing recruitment efforts in Texas, and targeted states of the U.S. â— Collect data, assess progress/results and prepare reports related to recruitment initiatives to determine effectiveness. â— Participate in weekly phone and email conversations with supervisor and participate in office staff meetings. â— Meet all office-wide requirements for diversity, equity and inclusion work and professional development as identified by supervisor and DEI Office Committee. â— Travel outside of Texas as needed for national student recruitment outreach efforts as requested.
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant work experience, regional territory management experience preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license or consistent and reliable transportation to travel regionally in Texas
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in practice as part of personal growth and development.
Must be able to travel regionally and nationally, sometimes overnight, for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work evenings/weekends and some holidays as needed.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and evaluate recruiting plans.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and use data to guide work.
Preference given to candidates with University of Minnesota experience defined broadly such as former student, graduate, employee, or community member of any campus.
Preference given to candidates with admissions experience.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.