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Admissions Counselor - Delaware Law School

Apply now Job no: 493153
Work type: Full-time, Full-time (hourly)
Location: Delaware
Categories: Administrators

Widener University is currently seeking an Admissions Counselor in the Office of JD Admissions at the Delaware Law School.  Reporting to the Most Senior Admissions Director, this role is responsible for assisting with meeting enrollment goals, aiding in the development and evaluation of strategic recruitment and enrollment plans, and building strong working relationships with faculty, administrators, students and pre-law advisors. The Admissions Counselor will work closely with the Most Senior Admissions Director and the entire Admissions Office Team to actively recruit applicants from a national applicant pool.  The Admissions Counselor will assist in the dissemination of information, recruitment strategy, evaluation, selection and enrollment of first year and transfer students.  While providing excellent customer service to prospective students, the Admissions Counselor will be required to work with a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, process management, discretion, and confidentiality. 

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

Essential duties:

  • Review law school applications and provide decision recommendations
  • Under the supervision of the Most Senior Admissions Director, track, monitor, support and perform all administrative and registration functions associated with all off-campus recruitment events including processing payments, managing event host relationships and invoices, preparing recruitment calendar, mailing/shipping recruitment materials, and communicating all pertinent event information to individually assigned recruiters
  • Coordinate data entry and tracking of all off-campus event Prospect Student leads and necessary follow-up
  • Maintain contact information for and relationships with event sponsors year over year to ensure registration and inclusion in future events
  • Assist with the planning and hosting of on and off campus recruitment events
  • Represent Law School at regional and national off campus recruitment events to qualified and diverse applicants
  • Develop and steward relationships with regional and national undergraduate institution pre-law advisors and career development professionals
  • Conduct information and counseling sessions with prospective applicants.
  • Conduct group presentations
  • Track success of recruitment and outreach efforts
  • Limited implementation of targeted email aspects of office communication plan
  • Assist with outreach to applicants and prospects through use of social media and innovative technologies
  • Assist with review and provide updates to all admissions web content on an ongoing basis
  • Assist in the production of marketing materials
  • Personal communication, correspondence, and follow-up (written, electronic, telephone) with prospective students
  • Understand, create and implement all CRM system (UNITE) functions associated with lead generation, scholarship modeling, application import verification, and decision processing
  • Process admission decisions and all necessary follow up communications
  • Assist, when necessary, with the following:
    • Processes application imports, admission decisions and deposits
    • Manage CRM system (LSAC UNITE) and University Database System (Colleague), and all functions related to application document submissions and application verification process
    • At times, acts as liaison with Law School Admissions Council Support Services Team for applicants having difficulty with the application itself, the Credential Assembly Service, or Online Status Check tool
    • Conduct first level of application review, providing necessary email communication to applicants who have failed to provide all needed information
    • Independently determine application readiness for decision review; determine and track application stage and status
  • Additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of experience in Admissions or related field in higher education
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience with the use of social media in educational marketing
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, Excel, Outlook, one Drive, Bookings, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e. grammar, vocabulary) to be applied to telephone and written communications such as email, letters, and memos
  • Superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with applicants, parents, students, and all staff in a high-volume office
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask with exceptional attention to detail
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn new technology systems and system upgrades, including but not limited to Customer Relationship Management systems and student information systems
  • Enthusiastic, organized self-starter capable of working independently and as a part of team supporting creative people and innovative solutions

Preferred:

  • JD or advanced degree in related field

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Extensive travel required
  • Standing for prolonged periods of time at recruitment events
  • Lifting and carrying marketing materials to recruitment events and presentation
  • Frequent night, early morning and weekend hours as needed to achieve recruitment goals

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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