Transfer Admissions Counselor or Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 50000.00 - 60000.00
Internal Number: 352541
General information about the position: The Admissions Counselor/Senior Admissions Counselor is responsible for complex transfer student recruitment with specialized knowledge of transfer student development and specific, academic disciplines. Responsible for managing both external transfer student populations and students transferring from a UMN system campus to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This role is responsible for the recruitment of all transfer students and requires general knowledge of all academic programs, as well as in-depth knowledge on a primary college(s) and a secondary college(s), to attract, recruit, admit and enroll prepared students to the University. This role will also have responsibility for a specific special population/specialty area.
This role: • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. • Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Able to set own goals, schedule, and targets • Committed to working with multicultural and under-resourced populations. • Collaborates with collegiate colleagues on incoming students’ scholarship needs
Duties and Responsibilities: Transfer Recruitment 35% of time • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment to evaluate data and transfer recruitment within a primary and secondary college(s). Assist with communication and coordination of community college advising visits, events, fairs, and application workshops. • Plan and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities, including: open houses, general presentations, college fairs, application workshops, visit days, weekly information sessions, etc. • Evaluate effectiveness of programming and events while proposing recommendations for improvement to enhance recruitment initiatives. • Consistently work to improve efficiency and offer propositions to enhance systems and workflow that contribute to progress of overall UMN and collegiate transfer recruitment. • Design tailored recruitment plans for college enrollment to meet short-term and long-term goals. • Design tailored recruitment plans dedicated to specific territories and/or specific transfer recruitment focus areas.
• Plan and execute college recruitment plans through a variety of relationship-building methods. • Advocate for incoming transfer students’ needs ensuring the college has the appropriate support services in place. • Develop public presentations designed to promote the University. • Monitor student behavioral trends in territory and adjust recruiting plans accordingly. • Establish effective relationships with external partners, e.g. community college advisors. • Build brand awareness and reputation in prospective student and parent audiences. • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience, including training on primary/secondary college(s) information and details • Lead projects and/or teams as assigned. • Other duties as assigned.
Advising Prospective Transfer Students 30% of time • Meet with prospective transfer students to discuss admissibility to UMN • Meet with prospective students and parents to provide individual counseling on educational options and alternatives. • Work with students who are admitted as pre-major to other undergraduate programs to develop a transfer plan. • Work with students to determine transferability of courses • Work with prospective students to determine a course plan to ensure students are admissible to their intended college/major. • Work with applicants during all points of the admissions process to help students complete their applications • Work with stakeholders from transfer admitting programs in the university to ensure strong understanding of program requirements and curriculum • Connect students with resources across the University after admission has been offered. • Manage and evaluate transfer recruitment and enrollment trends and communicate weekly updates to the Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment and other stakeholders, as needed. • Responsible for managing prospective student inquiries and CRM cases and tasks, in a timely manner with extra mile customer service.
Application Review 20% of time • Manage transfer application review for primary and secondary college(s) • Review applications and make admission recommendations based on academic requirements and program choice compatibility, in coordination with the Assistant Director of Transfer Review • Participate in application review meetings to discuss complicated application cases, as needed. • Participate in admission appeal meetings, as needed.
Event Management 15% of time • Manage transfer admission events including weekly prospective information sessions, monthly Transfer Thursdays, and Admitted Student Workshops. • Collaborate with colleges’ to develop and implement programming to support prospective and admitted transfer students as well as increase recruitment to UMN. • Manage and update transfer recruitment materials including presentations and handouts. • Collaborate with the Visit Office to schedule events, update website and online calendar to advertise transfer event information and create a communication plan for transfer event outreach. • Collect data to track visit and event attendance, as well as review and analyze each cycle. • Manage UMN representation at community college fairs and visits
Other Responsibilities for Senior Admission Counselor:
Work to understand the changing transfer landscape and pivot recruitment plans as needed
Interpret data and provide suggestions for implementing changes or new ideas in reflection of what data show us
Guide conversations in best recruitment practices and assist in training new staff with their onboarding process
Assess overall recruitment plans and think big picture about colleges needs and create both long term planning and adjust plans as needed
Relied upon to represent the Office of Admissions in university wide and external stakeholder committees
Requirements for Admission Counselor: • BA/BS plus at least two years of related experience, or master's degree • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in practice as part of personal growth and development • Excellent oral and written communications skills • Attention to detail, good organizational skills • Good interpersonal skills, with leadership experience • Ability to multitask, coordinate tasks, prioritize workload • Demonstrate ability to work independently and part of a diverse team
Requirments for Senior Transfer Counselor
Qualifications listed above as well. BA/BS degree plsu at least 4 years of relevant experience, or master's degree plus at least two years of relevant experience.
Preferred: • Previous experience working with transfer student populations • In-depth knowledge of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities • Experience and/or knowledge of Perceptive Content, PeopleSoft, CRM software, Slate, U.Achieve • Previous experience working with specialized populations in a recruitment and/or advising setting
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