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Admissions Counselor

Portland State University
Oregon, United States
$46,092.00 - $46,092.00
Start date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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As a member of the Undergraduate Admissions team, the Admissions Counselor is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative and effective recruitment initiatives, programs, and procedures to ensure Portland State University meets enrollment goals. The Admissions Counselor works extensively and collaboratively with key constituencies to ensure optimal effectiveness throughout the recruitment, admission, and enrollment process. This position has specific assignments related to student admission needs and outreach, collaborations with high school and community college personnel, community organization partnerships, as well as independent oversight of assigned territories.   
The Admissions Counselor will represent the University and its academic programs and services to prospective students and their families, high school and college personnel, partner institutions, community organizations, and the public. The Admissions Counselor must be effective at independently planning recruitment strategies including high school visits and individual meetings. The Admissions Counselor is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel and territory management of assigned geographic territories. The position requires a significant level of independent judgement and autonomy with regard to work planning; representation of the University to students, families and educational counselors and staff, and application of admission policy through the secondary review of admissions applications with limited supervision. This position will work closely with Financial Aid, New Student Orientation, the Transfer and Returning Student Resource Center (TRSRC), professional advisors in the advising pathways, and personnel at community colleges 
The position is a full-time professional academic staff position within Enrollment Management and reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions. The Admissions Counselor must have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, who have varied exposure to higher education, is required. - Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation’s most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University’s 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State’s commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU’s motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.   PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.
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