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Admissions Counselor

Apply now Job no: 493104
Work type: Full-time (hourly)
Location: Chester
Categories: Staff

Widener University is currently seeking an Admissions Counselor in Undergraduate Admissions. This role reports to the Associate Director of Admissions and supports the recruitment of new undergraduate first year students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

Enthusiastically represent Widener University by:

  • Assist with off campus recruitment events including, but not limited to, high school visits and college fairs
  • Assist with on campus recruitment events including, but not limited to, open houses, workshops, campus tours
  • Plan and assisting with virtual recruitment events including, but not limited to, online chats
  • Present and delivering engaging presentations for prospective students and families
  • Evaluate new student credentials and recommend admission decisions
  • Cultivate relationships with high school counselors and other key prospective student influencers
  • Plan and execute creative recruitment strategies within an assigned geographic territory and with support of Associate Director of Admissions; travel extensively within assigned geographic territory
  • Remain informed and up-to-date on all Widener University recruitment messages, facts, and policies
  • Use Slate CRM to support recruitment, student tracking, and data retrieval
  • Be an active and positive member of the undergraduate admissions team, demonstrating a willingness to participate and volunteer in team initiative

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other campus units to support recruitment of new students
  • Contribute creative ideas to the overall undergraduate recruitment strategy that meet the generational trends
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational  skills, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • Experience in contributing to a climate of inclusivity and working with a diverse student body
  • Career interest in admissions counseling and/or higher education
  • Fluency in Spanish

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
  • Evening and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to sit and work on a computer for 2+ hours minimum at a time.
  • Must be able to stand and move between buildings at recruitment event, and provide walking tours when necessary across campus.
  • Desire and ability to travel locally
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Some positions may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement that may include a partially or fully remote work location, consistent with Widener’s Flexible Work policy. 

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

 

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