Admissions Counselor & Operations Liaison OR Assistant Director of Admissions
St. Cloud State University
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Internal Number: 3493
Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Recruit and counsel prospective students on the admissions policies and procedures for admission to St. Cloud State University on campus and at numerous community locations such as high schools and college fairs
Recruiting prospective student includes, but is not limited to:
Defining student's needs/wants
Explaining and interpreting St. Cloud State programs, policies and procedures, and enrollment options
Encouraging applications and registrations
These activities are carried out during early mornings, the regular workday, evenings and on weekends, and is done individually, electronically, by telephone, and in groups. In addition, this position will problem-solve complex admissions cases to break down obstacles to enrollment. At times, this position will have authorization to waive transcripts and make conditional admissions decisions
Provide intake services to newly admitted students and students in the admissions process, and for students being readmitted, maintaining comprehensive knowledge of the university's mission, academic programs, and procedures for all students
Understand the complexities of applying to college and communicate current admissions requirements to prospective students accordingly
Collaborate with other departments to assist prospective and admitted students by maintaining up-to-date knowledge of their admission status. In addition this position must maintain a strong relationship with student services offices and best practices
Maintain knowledge of other departments' current practices, policies, and procedures to advise prospective students accordingly. Assess, using a variety of metrics, as to whether recruitment activities, outreach and events are fruitful and beneficial to the university
Responsible for developing annual recruitment plan for their individual territory (incorporating institution strategic priorities developed by the Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management and the Executive Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Access), including goals and assessment. This position is assigned to high schools and to a portion of the inquiry pool implement recruitment practices
Read and analyze admissions data and reports in order to aid in development of a comprehensive recruitment and admissions strategy for the assigned territory
The management and oversight of this territory includes:
Participate in, facilitate, coordinate, and manage off-campus recruitment events
Conduct group information meetings and participate in the information delivery systems to prospective students
Data and assessment: Tracking student results for the territory including yield rates and return on investment for recruitment events and partnerships and the impact of external influences (such as economy, workforce needs, competition in the marketplace)
Recruitment events include, but are not limited to:
Classroom visits and presentations in schools
Community College Transfer Fairs
College Open House and Program Information Meetings
Virtual information sessions and events
This position must stay current on programs, policies, and procedures to deliver accurate application information. This position communicates these changes back to the admissions the Executive Director of Recruitment & Access, when appropriate.
Liaison for prospective student scholarships, athletics, and/or group visits
Responsible for distributing academic scholarships to prospective students, serving as a liaison to our athletic department (including coaches), and assisting with group visits. Annual outreach plan that includes goals and assessment
Retrieve weekly admissions reports to award applicants academic scholarship awards. Monitor scholarship awarding to align with SCSU's overall scholarship budget
Serve as liaison for SCSU's athletic department, including meeting with varsity athletic recruits. In addition, working with athletic teams for special athletic visit days
Make recommendations and decisions, in consultation with department leadership, on scholarship awarding to maximum enrollment capacity.
Participate as Admissions representative on various institution-wide committees and teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Admissions Counselor & Operations Liaison
Master's Degree plus one year of professional experience OR Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of experience
Assistant Director of Admissions
Master's Degree plus 2 years of professional experience OR Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience
Admissions Counselor & Operations Liaison OR Assistant Director of Admissions
Experience in College admissions, student services, recruiting, academic advising, sales, marketing, and/or related experience working with post-traditional students in an urban environment with diverse populations
Excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills and experience
Must have the ability to work flexible hours, with occasional nights and weekends
Must have a valid driver's license and ability to travel within the Twin Cities and St. Cloud territories
Ability to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic multi-campus organization within a team-oriented environment
3 years of professional experience in College admissions, student services, recruiting, academic advising, sales, marketing, and/or related experience working with post-traditional students in an urban environment with diverse populations
Experience with cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships
Experience analyzing data and using results to inform/create strategy
Experience working with athletic programs
Must be articulate and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. The ability to work as a team member to achieve departmental goals and objectives is essential
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.