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Admission Counselor I

Position Deleted on 3/19/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
Full Time
Job Category: Admission & Enrollment
Department: Admission
Location: IIT-Main Campus (MC), 3300 S. Federal, Chicago
Requisition Number: 0601322

The Admission Counselor I will be responsible for recruiting students in an assigned territory and other areas as designated. Extensive travel is required year round. Will be responsible for maintaining positive, personal communication with prospective students, parents, and counselors and serve as a liaison to internal departments.

The position also requires an understanding of how Undergraduate Admission recruits and manages prospective applicants under assigned territory.

Admission Counselor I will be involved in managing a territory or type of student applicant and generating inquiries, applications, and communications to admissible students according to goals set by the Director of admission.

Duties include, but not limited to: follow up phone calls and emails to inquiries, applicants, and admitted students; maintaining relationships with admitted students and advising students through the application process and advocating for students from assigned territory during committee; generate interest in IIT within assigned local territory to qualified prospective students in turn encouraging them to apply.

Key Responsibility 1
The admission counselor is required to travel to high schools or community colleges where they are expected to promote IIT through visits, presentations for domestic/international students and families, also to high school counselors/community college counselors.

Duties include, but not limited to planning travel for approval by Associate Director in accordance with territory goals. Provide information not only about admission requirements but basic financial aid information.

Key Responsibility 2
The Admission Counselor I will be involved in managing a territory or will be responsible for managing applicants of a specific student type.

Duties include but not limited to generating inquiries, applications, reading applications, making admissions decisions, and awarding merit scholarships.

Counselors are required to maintain relationships with students within their territories through emails, phone calls, etc. Follow up contacts happens throughout the admission cycle depending on the time of year and where in the process the student is.

Duties include, but not limited to: additional calls or points of contact after office hours.

Key Responsibility 3
Admission Counselor I is expected to participate in UG Admission hosted events. Events may be hosted on or off campus and some are scheduled after office hours.

Include, but not limited to: Discover Days, Scholarship Weekend, 101's, Admission Receptions, and other events as need coverage.

Key Responsibility 4
This specific Counselor I position is expected to maintain a relationship with the College of Science. The counselor will act as a liaison between UG Admission and College of Science. The counselor will be updated on any news or research in CoS to help in the UG Admission recruitment effort.

Duties include, but not limited to: attending CoS departmental meetings, hosting updates to admission, and other events as determined by the department and admission.

The position will primarily communicate with prospective students that qualify for admission to IIT. Communication with students may be through phone calls or emails gauging interest throughout the admission process. This position requires one to be comfortable with giving presentations as well as having an extensive knowledge of admission requirements and available programs. The position requires engaging prospective students, their families, and high school counselors or community college transfer counselors.

Customer Service:
This position maintains a level of customer service to prospective applicants. One will be required to maintaining relationships with prospective students throughout the application process. Counselor may also be asked to build relationships with organizations that interact with prospective students like high school counselors or community college counselors.

Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree required. Experience in the university setting highly recommend. Knowledge and background of science degrees welcome. Experience with transfer student or international student population is helpful.

Preferred Skills:
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal skills essential. Ability to handle stress due to travel. Banner or Datatel experience highly recommended. Experience in undergraduate or other university related department strongly preferred.

Certifications & Licenses:
Valid drivers license and personal vehicle required.
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