Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
About the Department
The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is seeking an Admission Counselor to join our innovative and top-ranked team. Students are placed at the center of all that we do. Admission Counselors work collaboratively with prospective students to recruit and advise them through the admission process to meet their educational goals.
Build your portfolio by working at a tier-one research institution. The UC College of Nursing is a comprehensive nursing college with enrollment of nearly 3,000 students. The UC College of Nursing was the first BSN program in the country and has many nationally ranked programs.
Take advantage of our generous tuition reimbursement program to further your career as well as resources offered by the staff success center.
Admissions Counselors interact with staff, faculty, external agencies and other university departments. This position requires detail oriented skills, ability to develop and maintain a highly organized work environment and ability to prioritize tasks effectively. The selected candidate will have demonstrated making solid business decisions, problem-solving, and multi-tasking in a highly dynamic and fast paced business environment. This position may require evening and weekend hours outside of 8am-5pm and some travel may be required. The Admissions counselor will host on-site and virtual information sessions.
Individuals in the position of Admissions Counselor are responsible for the advisement of prospective students through the admission process to meet their educational goals. Active listening and proactive problem solving are important skills necessary for the position of Admissions Counselor. They should demonstrate good judgment when helping prospective students and applicants to make decisions throughout the admission process. Admissions Counselors will have a good understanding of admission processes related to all academic programs for which they are responsible and will advise on matters related to the College of Nursing's commitment to holistic admission practices. Admissions Counselors work closely with academic program coordinators & directors to ensure accurate representation of program admission requirements and deadlines in recruitment mediums. They will facilitate and communicate admission decisions. A current knowledge of University and College policy and procedures will be used in academic decision-making. Admissions Counselors have responsibility to manage inquiries from prospective students for assigned programs. The individual in this position will have a firm understanding of the program structure and requirements of nursing programs, as well as admission criteria for those programs. They will respond to in-person, telephone, text and email inquiries. They will develop and implement a marketing and recruitment strategy to recruit and admit students for the programs to which they are assigned and to meet target enrollment goals. They will deliver strategic messaging to prospective student audiences at venues included in the college's recruitment strategy. This position will be responsible for admission and recruitment event planning and implementation.
Admissions Counselors are responsible for maintaining and using information about prospective students, applicants, and organizations to advise and encourage students from prospect through application and enrollment. Such maintenance may include, but is not limited to, maintaining recruitment and admission database records and facilitating admission decisions. Utilization of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and platforms to compile admission statistics to prepare and disseminate admission related reports used in decision making.
Serve and manage portfolio of programs to ensure the college reaches various enrollment goals while being fiscally responsible. Serve as the primary resource for contacts in that area. Develop and execute initiatives that best serve the students and organizations in the area. Make data-driven decisions to coordinate and execute travel within that area, including visits to high schools and community colleges.
Some local travel and work evenings, weekends, and beyond a traditional work week as needed to effectively perform responsibilities, such as on-campus visit/event experiences.
Maintain and use information about students and organizations to advise and encourage students from prospect through application and enrollment.
Increase representation from one or more strategic populations based on the demographics of the territory (i.e. under-represented, high-achieving, transfer, out-of-state, and international).
Implement and explain university and college admissions policies.
May coordinate a specialized programmatic area such as on-campus and off-campus events, student tour guides, tele-counseling, campus visits, outreach and access, high-achieving scholars, website, social media, transfer, communications and marketing, regional campus referrals, etc.
Evaluate applications for admission. Accuracy and consistency will be needed to ensure the university is properly aligned to reach various enrollment goals.
Use a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to maintain records and prepare reports as required; generate reports and assist in analyzing and interpreting data for future planning and evaluation.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Current valid driver's license.
Some positions may require a valid passport.
Additional Qualifications Considered
University student services experience.
Microsoft Suite experience (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Etc.).
Proven ability to set priorities and work independently with little or no supervision.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence, flexibility as well as poise, confidence and the ability to interface with clients and co-workers at all levels in the organization in a professional, approachable, and positive manner.
Proven ability to exercise high degree of confidentiality and objectivity.
Sense of humor, ability to innovate, and empathy are important strengths for this role.
Ability to build relationships with community colleges, partnered health systems, & community-based organizations.
Designs, recommends, and executes short and long-term strategies to achieve recruitment goals within their territory.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include:
Cover letter of interest
All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.