Enrollment Counselor/Senior Enrollment Counselor


Position Information

University Code 10121 University Title Student Recruiter 1 University Job Family Academic & Faculty Affairs ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Enrollment Counselor/Senior Enrollment Counselor Position Number 569970 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Dean's Office Engineering Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 600 full-time, part-time, and student employees.

The VCU College of Engineering Office of Student Services is the hub of information for students as they navigate their way through their academic career. Committed to fostering an environment that encourages students to become responsible, engaged, and empowered community members while providing a complete university experience that is student-centered and focused on meeting our students’ developmental and learning needs. The Office of Student Services invites candidates to apply for the position of Enrollment Counselor.

Specifically, duties include:

  • Establish relationships with students, parents, counselors who have shown an interest in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Engineering. Coordinate the development of new recruitment techniques to build new markets to identify and attract potential students.
  • Establishes relationships with schools in and around Virginia where VCU is currently underrepresented.
  • Represents the College at special events such as receptions, conferences, and open houses.
  • Coordinates and conducts open houses, information sessions, interviews, and counseling sessions with prospective students and their parents to provide information about the College, admissions processes, and university policies and procedures.
  • Routinely interfaces with University officials on admissions/recruitment issues.
  • Evaluates data and applicant credentials for admission and counsels prospective students on their admissibility.
  • Handles assignments timely and makes decisions independently with minimal guidance from supervisor.




Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with high school and/or college-aged students (teaching, counseling, advising, or other administrative roles may qualify
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in public speaking and interaction skills
  • Strong comfort level with making presentations to small and large groups
  • Experience in event and project planning
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Responsible, mature, self-starter with good judgment and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters are essential qualities
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to work with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Tech savvy with the ability to use common office software applications (MS Office, Google Suite, virtual conference applications, database skills, etc)
  • Availability to work off normal hours, including weekends, and travel
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate
    experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.




Preferred Hiring Standards

  • Considerable experience in college admissions, recruitment, or marketing
  • Knowledge of admissions/recruitment procedures
  • Experience with admissions/recruitment CRM, Slate preferred
  • Experience with graphic design and software
  • Experience using social media as a marketing tool




Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000 -$50,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hours/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00am-5:00pm Job Open Date 07/14/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/107829 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have working with High School and/or College students?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5 years - less than 10 years
    • 10+ years
  2. * How many years of experience do you have working in college/university admissions/recruiting?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5+ years
  3. * How many years of experience do you have combined in Teaching and/or Academic Advising?
    • None
    • less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5+ years
  4. * How many years of experience do you have planning and executing events?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5+ years
  5. * How many years of experience do you have working with any CRM?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5+ years
  6. * Please list any CRMs you have worked with from most familiar to least familiar:

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years of experience do you have giving presentations to groups?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years - less than 5 years
    • 5+ years
  8. * Are you willing to travel on a regular basis for work?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * What was the nature of your experience with high school and/or college students?
    • Admissions/Recruiting
    • Academic Advising
    • Teaching
    • Financial Aid
    • Other experience working with high school/college students
    • None of the above
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document


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