As a member of the Enrollment Management Division, the admissions counselor, multicultural recruitment and outreach position is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative and effective recruitment initiatives, programs, and application management to ensure Portland State University meets enrollment goals. This position participates in all of the division’s enrollment strategies and prioritizes recruitment initiatives and outreach for Native and Indigenous student populations. The Admissions Counselor works extensively and collaboratively with key constituencies to ensure effectiveness throughout the recruitment, admission, and enrollment process. The admissions counselor will have specific assignments related to the needs of Native students that includes collaboration with high schools, community colleges, and community organizations. This position will also have independent oversight of assigned recruitment 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 counselor must be effective at independently planning recruitment strategies including high school visits, area receptions, and individual meetings with community organizations. The admissions counselor is a front-line service provider with primary responsibility for student admission counseling, recruitment travel in- and out-of-state, and the management of assigned geographic territories. The position requires a significant level of independent judgment 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 secondary review of admissions applications. This position will work closely with Enrollment Management, the Transfer and Returning Student Resource Center (TRSRC), professional advisors in the advising pathways, high school college counselors 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 first generation students and those from diverse backgrounds is required.
This position is primarily focused on recruitment in the following ways: 15-20 weeks of annual travel to assigned recruitment territories, scheduling of student appointments, and correspondence with prospective students throughout the application cycle. This position may also be expected to supervise up to 10 student employees.