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Admission Counselor

Employer
Concordia University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Concordia University Chicago invites applicants for the full-time, exempt position of Undergraduate Admission Counselor. This position assists prospective students in navigating the college selection process with a goal of attracting, recruiting, admitting, and enrolling a competitive entering class of traditional undergraduate students. This position is located in River Forest, IL and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Manages an assigned territory and travels in and out-of-state within that territory as necessary to achieve goals
  • Provides small and large group presentations; utilizes social media to enhance communication with students
  • Skilled in working with a wide range of constituents including LCMS students, homeschool students and those from traditional as well as classical high school backgrounds
  • Reviews applicant files for all students within assigned territory.
  • Maintains regular monthly contact with all applicants, admits, and committed students in assigned territory, throughout the enrollment cycle.
  • Provides support to targeted programs and participates in various Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) events and programs
  • Assists and supports high yield events directly related to key interest groups such as church work and music students
  • Works on various project teams to support the key programmatic functions of the undergraduate office
  • Significant overnight travel and attendance at high school visits, college fair programs, and numerous other events throughout the year
  • Evening and weekend work is frequently required and the counselor must maintain regular contact at consistent intervals with all CUC applicants within the assigned territory
  • Supports the overall mission, vision and values of the university, and the goals of the undergraduate admission office
  • Candidates must be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago. Additionally, they must profess values congruent with the teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication proficiency
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Must maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy when working with prospective students
  • Strong commitment to a work environment that supports a team concept to attain departmental and institutional goals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated technical skills and ability to review and interpret reports to prioritize work and maximize effectiveness
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of higher education values within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as necessary
  • Proven commitment to outstanding quality service to all constituents
  • Must possess valid driver's license and regular access to reliable transportation

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Prior admission experience strongly desired
  • Experience working with prospective homeschool students a plus

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities - Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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