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Regional Admission Counselor

Portland State University
California, United States
$51,264.00 - $53,088.00
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Portland State is developing a new Regional Admission Counselor position that is based in Southern California. This position has been created to respond to growing interest and potential for enrollment of non-resident students in the region. This position is tasked with increasing the visibility of Portland State throughout Southern California and is expected to increase applications as well as enrolling students from the region.  It is required that this position be based out of one’s home and that the individual reside in Southern California, their primary recruitment territory.
As a member of the Enrollment Management division at Portland State University, the Regional Admission Counselor will develop and implement recruitment strategies and programs aimed at achieving the university’s non-resident enrollment goals.
This counselor works extensively with key constituencies off campus to optimize recruitment and enrollment practices of non-resident students, including international and domestic students alike. This position will have specific assignments related to student recruitment and outreach, collaboration with high school and community college personnel, as well as university partnerships. The Regional Admission Counselor is responsible for freshman and transfer recruitment throughout Southern California (Zip Codes 90000-93598) and is expected to work out of their home, in high schools and on community college campuses. Primary functions of this position include student engagement through promotion of PSU’s academic programs, maintaining a recruitment budget, and the planning and execution of recruitment events.
This counselor will represent the university and its academic programs and services to prospective students and their families, college personnel, partner institutions and advisors, and the general public. This position requires evening and weekend work, and will include overnight travel. Availability to work weekends is required. Willingness to travel for a minimum of 20 weeks per year is required. This counselor must have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, and with varying levels of exposure to higher education, is required. By the end of the third year of this appointment the primary recruitment territory will be re-evaluated by the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

In accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement this position is open only to current PSU AAUP academic professionals for the first ten business days.  Article 17 Section 11 refers: 


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