Job Details

Simmons University
  • Position Number: 3330090
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment


Admission Counselor


Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA
R08759

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary

The Admission Counselor is responsible for the recruitment and counseling of undergraduate students. Reporting to the Senior Assistant Director of Admission, this role is expected to travel to regional and national recruitment events, interview prospective students and meet with their families, and evaluate several hundred applications per year. Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned as needed.

Responsibilities
  • Recruit, evaluate and counsel first year, transfer, and/or adult students from the prospect stage through their enrollment from a specific assigned geographic territory. The specific geographic territory and/or populations will be assigned to the admission counselor yearly and may be changed at the discretion of the management team;
  • Develop communications and contact students, families, and counselors to motivate and assist students in moving through all points in the admission funnel;
  • Identify the key priorities and needs of individual students and their family and use appropriate communications to influence their decision to enroll.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities and entry points in the prospect funnel with the goal of increasing the enrollment of qualified students;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service by communicating clearly, positively, and effectively in a timely manner with all constituents;
  • Travel extensively to college fairs, community colleges, and high school visits to speak with prospective students, their parents, and college counselors;
  • Plan travel and events within assigned territory, including strategizing what schools to visit and events to attend. The Admission Counselor will travel approximately 10-12 weeks in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring and summer. Travel may be virtual, regional, or national, and is not restricted to the established territory of the counselor.
  • Participate in all on-campus recruitment events, as well as those hosted off-campus when appropriate;
  • Serve as the the primary application reviewer for the counselor's recruitment territory and assist others in their review as needed, including assisting in review for online programs;
  • Manage extensive file reading, evaluation, and the recommendation of decisions; approximately 550 files per year;
  • This position is required to be present at all on-campus admission events (on weekends) and college fairs and events in the assigned territory, typically 10-20 weekend/holiday days per year and 3-4 nights per week during travel months, and requires significant hours beyond the established work week during the file reading season;
  • Involvement with additional projects within the Office of Undergraduate Admission relating to events, committees, or other projects as assigned.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required;
  • Proof of valid U.S. Driver's License required at the time of application submission;
  • Prior experience in an Admission setting preferred;
  • Ability to travel both regionally and nationally for at least 16-18 weeks per year. Travel may be regional or national, and is not restricted to the established territory of the counselor;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends during periods of high volume within annual admission cycle required;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate active listening;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills; professional and friendly in-person, virtually and on the phone;
  • Committed to stellar customer service with timely, positive and effective responses to all inquiries and constituents.


Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


Salary Grade
S04

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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