Willamette University is accepting applications for the position of Admission Counselor within the Office of Admission.

The Admission Counselor position is essential to supporting the mission and enrollment goals of Willamette University and to ensuring the current and future academic quality and fiscal health of the University. The Admission Counselor participates as part of the College of Liberal Arts admission team in all admission-related activities including, but not limited to, management of an admission territory; high school visitations and University representation at college fairs; correspondence, telephone and email contacts; on-and-off campus interviews; implementation of on-and off-campus events; review of applicant files; participation in merit scholarship recommendations; and daily execution of the communication and yield strategy for admitted students.

The work involves a thorough understanding of University enrollment goals and the ability to accurately translate those goals into effective recruiting techniques with applicants and their parents. The Admission Counselor must be a self-starter who effectively multi-tasks while maintaining the highest level of efficiency, communication, and attention to detail. The position involves some work that is routine in nature with considerable variation from the norm, usually involving communication with prospective students, their parents and family members, faculty, staff, and external audiences. The position includes responsibility for efficient use of time and equipment, as well as strong student, staff and public relations in the exchange of information inside and outside the University. This position requires substantial interpersonal skills (written and verbal), good judgment, flexibility and a team orientation, all of which directly impact the University’s image, reputation and fiscal success. A comprehensive knowledge of Willamette’s undergraduate academic and co-curricular programs and a well-articulated appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education are essential. The Admission Counselor generally works independently on essential functions, with supervision for overall performance expectations.

To learn more about the Office of Admission, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/admission

This is a full-time, year round position. This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays. Salary range is commensurate with experience and education


Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably from an independent residential liberal arts college.


2. Extensive knowledge of a university environment and undergraduate admission, preferred.


3. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to describe university programs and campus culture. The ability to articulate the value and benefits of a liberal arts education to a variety of audiences is essential.


4. The ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain collegial relations with other University staff, faculty and students is required.


5. The ability to work collaboratively as a member of a close and integrated team of admission professionals is required.


6. The ability to plan, organize and implement programs and projects related to the University’s enrollment goals is required.


7. Technology skills to support territory management, daily contact with students, faculty, staff and others, and to support the goals and mission of the University, are essential.


8. The Admission Counselor needs to have an appreciation for college-age students and the varied nature and expectations of serving that population.


9. A valid driver’s license is required.


10. This position is subject to a criminal conviction record check.


Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected. Initial screening will begin on January 10, 2014. Desired start date is February 2014.