Metro State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and five time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire one Admissions Counselor. This is a full-time position within the Admissions department.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Unlimited
Recruit and counsel prospective students on the admissions policies and procedures for admission to Metro State University.
Responsible for developing and managing annual recruitment plan for individual territory.
Participate as Admissions representative on various institution-wide committees and teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.
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.
Ability to work flexible hours, with occasional nights and weekends.
Ability to travel within the Twin Cities.
Master's degree plus one year of professional experience OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.
Experience with cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships.
Demonstrated experience serving students, community members, partners, and organizations from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color). Bilingual in English and Spanish or Somali or Hmong a plus.
Experience collaborating with post-traditional learners.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic multi-campus organization within a team-oriented environment.
Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills. The ability to work as a team member to achieve departmental goals and objectives is essential.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners.
Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.