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Admission Counselor I

Rice University
Houston, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

Job Details

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application.

Position Summary:

The admission counselor is an entry-level officer at Rice University, a highly selective research institution in the heart of Houston, Texas. Reporting to a deputy director, this individual will primarily be focused on the recruitment and evaluation of undergraduate prospects prospective students and continuously learning the work of the enrollment division and admission field. The admission counselor will have some project management responsibility. Such projects may include, but are not limited to, recruitment programs and outreach, counselor engagement, student staff training, and development, etc. The admission counselor will interact with their supervisor regularly to deliver updates on their assigned work and work collaboratively with others.

Ideal Candidate Statement:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Rice University and/or experience in a higher education environment.

Workplace Requirements

This position is offered as a hybrid role, combining both in-office and remote work to provide flexibility and support collaboration, with a minimum of 3 days on campus after the six month probationary period. Per Rice policy 440 , work arrangements may be subject to change.

*Exempt (salaried) positions under FLSA are not eligible for overtime.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree

1+ year of experience
  • In lieu of the education/experience requirement, additional related education and/or experience, above and beyond what is required, may be substituted on an equivalent year-for-year basis.
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good reading comprehension skills
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to learn admission processes and programs
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Employment in higher education administration or secondary school teaching.
  • Experience managing student volunteers/campus programs
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate professionalism, relatability, and collegiality
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel and Access
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
Essential Functions:
  • Entry-level management of a specific recruitment territory and engagement in all aspects of recruitment, evaluation, selection, yield, measurement, and planning to ensure the development of a geographic pipeline to Rice.
  • Responsible for effectively planning travel in a timely manner which includes trip planning and fiscal management of travel expenses while adhering to department and university policies
  • Conducts virtual and in-person informational sessions and workshops
  • Establishes, maintains, and strengthens strong relationships with counselors and representatives from community-based organizations
  • Evaluates applications and utilizes critical thinking skills when making recommendations on selection utilizing the committee-based-evaluation process.
  • Under general supervision, works with other members of the admission staff on projects related to recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, alumni engagement, staff training, and staff development as assigned.
  • Demonstrates an exceptional level of professionalism in engagements with all internal and external constituent groups.
  • May assist and collaborate with supervisor on year-over-year planning process and project management.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws concerning college admission, FERPA, and affirmative action.
  • Responds to inquiries timely providing accurate information.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
Rice University HR | Benefits:

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Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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