Freshman Admissions Counselor (Williams Bay, WI)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The George Williams College (GWC) Freshman Admission Counselor supports learning by assisting the enrollment and student life areas in recruiting and retaining undergraduate students.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves as a member of the GWC Enrollment team. Participates in the implementation of the following enrollment functions and strategies:
  • Primary role is to identify, recruit and enroll prospective students in an assigned geographic territory as directed by supervisor. Meets specific recruitment goals as determined by supervisor.
  • Keeps up-to-date and accurate information about George Williams College’s academic programs, the undergraduate student experience, and Aurora University’s admission procedures.
  • Evaluates student high school transcripts, ACT/SAT board scores in order to make recommendations for student admission and scholarship levels.
  • Coordinates high school visits, attendance at college fairs, campus visits, remote/virtual visits, written correspondence, and financial aid discussions.
  • Participates in open houses and other on-campus/off-campus recruitment events.
  • Provides financial aid information to prospective students and families, including explanation of the financial aid process; works with the family to determine a comprehensive financial plan for attendance at the University.
  • Engages with current CRM, and other technology recruitment strategies; actively recommend ideas and process improvements to direct supervisor.
  • Actively, and successfully, moves potential students through the enrollment funnel from inquiry to deposit.
  • Recommends additional recruitment strategies to supervisor.
  • Assists with the programs/services designed to help the student transition from recruit to registered student including Admitted Student Day, Summer Connections and registration/orientation.
  • Supports student life/academic support areas upon request of supervisor.
  • Assists with university/college events as needed or requested, including but not limited to Commencement, Music By The Lake and Sundays at 4.

  • Essential Job Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree required.


    • Knowledge of higher education and student development theory, practices and/or procedures or enrollment experience.


    • Ability to relate well to prospective undergraduate students.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, administrative and organizational skills.
    • Customer-service orientation and professional manner.
    • Ability to handle and act on confidential information.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents; and to develop strong working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, students and the general public.
    • Ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines required. Flexibility with an evolving work situation.

    Special Requirements:

    • Valid driver's license.
    • Ability to travel regularly to high schools and career fairs, providing own vehicle.
    • Some evening and Saturday hours required.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to move about campus.
    • Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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